Thomas Wood beloved husband to the late Sheila Wood (2004) and father to three children (Ryan, Leanne + Daryn) peacefully passed away at home in his own bed with his daughter by his side, after a year long battle with cancer on June 4, 2020 at the age of 69 years.
Tom was born on April 16, 1951 in South Bank, North Yorkshire United Kingdom. He was raised by his mother and father and was big brother to his sister Lynne and three brothers Malcom, Derek and Clive.
Tom married his American bride in Northern England in 1973 before emigrating to Canada in 1975 to raise his family. Before leaving the UK, Tom apprenticed at Head Wrightson and later worked for British Telecom. After emigrating to Canada, Tom spent his career working for AGT/Telus Communications for 30+years alongside some great colleagues who became lifelong friends.
Tom is survived by his three children Ryan, Leanne and Daryn. Sister Lynne (Neil), and brother Malcom (Maureen) as well as extended family and in-laws including nieces and nephews in the UK and Canada, and by some wonderful friends.
Tom will be laid to rest both in Canada with his late wife at Edenbrook Memorial Gardens as well as in North Yorkshire, England with his family.
Tom lived life on his own terms. He was a loyal Englishman and a proud Father with a wonderful sense of humour. He was a brave soldier and demonstrated quiet strength right till the end. He will be deeply missed and fondly remembered forever.
Your watch has ended. Rest In Peace Commissioner. We love you.
Tom was such a sweet and unassuming man who loved his family dearly. Ryan, Darren and Lee Lee, I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t express the heaviness that comes with the passing of someone so loved. I am here for you all as is my entire family if you need anything at all. May you all be surrounded with love and wonderful memories of your precious Dad xxx
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ryan, Leanne and Daryn. Your father was definitely a true Brit! I remember one night your parents had us over to celebrate on New Year's Eve. Your mother brought out an old High School Year book. It was a night full of belly ache laughter. I am glad I shared my memories of Yorkshire with your Dad. I did not realize we had some places in common on the other side of the pond. I only learned of them in 2005 after your mother passed away. Life is too short. I will treasure their memory.