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Thomas Raymond Bouskill

November 14, 1941 ~ February 22, 2021 (age 79)

Obituary

On February 22, 2021, Thomas peacefully passed at Bluewater Health Palliative Care in his 80th year. He passed away as result of complications from Parkinson’s, Pulmonary Fibrosis & heart issues. The beloved husband and best friend of Suzanne Bouskill (nee Reid). He is survived by his sister Marilyn Storey, nephew David Gawne (Laura), nieces Terri-Lyn Storey & Kristy Storey (Todd). Loved by numerous great-nephews & nieces, cousins, extended family & friends. Survived by Uncle Doug & Aunt Betty. Tom is survived by his brother-in-law, Michael Reid.

 

He was predeceased by his father (David 1966), mother (Maude 2012), in-laws (William 2008 & Evelyn Reid 2012), sister-in-law Linda Reid (201ô) & nephew Christopher Reid (2009).

 

 At a time of loss within the family, Tom ensured all extended family members were notified He was affectionately known as 'Pappa Tom' by Ef la, Arya & Kai Galaski of Ajax. (Katie & Jordan's children)

 

 Born in Toronto, Ontario. A retiree of Unilever after 18 yrs. of service. Previously employed by Toronto Hydro, Denison mines, CCM, Toronto Star & numerous paymaster positions within Canada. Tom worked as a professional bartender at Leaside Curling Arena, where we met at a Valentine's dance (2003).

 

 He was one of the most unselfish, honorable individuals, who would do anything for anyone to help out. He always was a gentleman of principle. He loved people, most importantly children. His late mother knew he would be late coming home from school, as he had stopped to help someone. He was that person who put others ahead of himself.

Tom had a lifelong love of sports, music & classic movies. He was gifted with a beautiful singing voice which I was privy to for 38 yrs. He loved our Schnauzers Lexis, Nicky & Trev.

 I am so grateful we were able to fulfill his bucket list trip to Hawaii (Jan. 2020). We were accompanied by Michael Reid. Tom enjoyed it to fullest. He went on his first helicopter trip in Kauai. We had many memories from our trip together.

Upon his diagnosis of Parkinson's, we gained friends within Sarnia area. They were like an extended family. He belonged to the 'Rock Steady' boxing group. They remembered him for his quick sarcastic comments, patience & caring heart. He developed some special friendships within the group. He had a wonderful rapport with several shop members he frequented.

A special thank you to the staff of the ICU & Palliative Care of Bluewater Health, Carpenter & the LHIN for their care & compassion.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Southwestern Ontario Parkinson's Association, Bluewater Palliative Care, St. Joseph's Hospice or a Charity of your Choice

Cremation has taken place. As per Thomas' request, a private graveside funeral will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photos or messages of condolence may be shared at www.djrobb.on.ca

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Donations

Bluewater Health Palliative Care
89 Norman Street, Sarnia ON
Tel: 1-519-464-4400
Web: http://www.bluewaterhealth.ca/

Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario
4500 Blakie Rd #117, London ON N6L 1G5
Tel: 1-519-652-9437
Web: https://parkinsonsociety.ca/

St. Joseph's Hospice
Sarnia ON
Web: http://www.stjosephshospice.ca

Charity of Choice
Web: https://www.canadahelps.org

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