Thomas "Tom" Edward Anzai

9/25/1961 - 12/1/2017

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Thomas "Tom" Edward Anzai

With solemn, sincere hearts we announce that Thomas Edward Anzai passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 1st at 56 years young.

Tom will be fondly missed by loving wife Marie, children Trevor, Kenton, Emily and Andrea, mother June, brother Doug (Karen), sister Linda (Garrett), parents-in-law Teresa and Bob, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, siblings-in-law, and dear friends. We are thankful for the spectacular services of the Ottawa Civic ICU medical team.

Tom will be dearly missed by the Ottawa swimming community who over years have benefited from his dedication, entertaining sense of humour, and matter-of-fact “get ‘er done” personality.

The family is grateful for the outpouring of love and support from all family and friends.

Family and friends may visit at Kelly Funeral Home Carling Chapel, 2313 Carling Ave, Ottawa K2B 7G3 (613-828-2313) on Friday, December 8th from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm and on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm.

A service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 9th in the Kelly Funeral Home Carling Chapel. A Celebration of Tom's Life will follow at the Jewish Community Centre, 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Refreshments to be provided, please bring written memories of Tom to share.

Donations in Tom’s memory can be made at or the charity of your choice.


Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Kelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel

    Event Times

    12/8/2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    12/9/2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Service

    Kelly Funeral Home - Carling Chapel

    Event Times

    12/9/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Celebration of Life

    Jewish Community Centre

    Event Times

    12/9/2017 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Posted by Gunnar F | 12/19/2017

Tom was a special person I had the great opportunity to work with at Imapro back in the early 90s. He was an entertaining fellow and prankster at first and as I got to know him, a true friend. We'd play shinny hockey every lunch hour in the back parking lot with many of the employees and it was competitive and fun. Tom was always in there and we had a blast. I also remember his green Bug which was stolen. He later told me it was recovered in Quebec in the bush and was told to come and pick it up even though it was stripped. I know Marie and wish her all the best and please accept my deepest regrets. Rest in peace Tom we're missing you.

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Posted by Leticia Bensebaa | 12/14/2017

I still remember back when I was in the Swim Ottawa swim club in the pre-competitive level. Tom was one of the coaches, and he was one of those people that never ceased to make you smile even in the worst of times. Even now, six years later, the memories of him are still fresh in my mind. He really was one of my favourite coaches and he has encouraged me to continue doing the sport I love. I really will miss him very much.

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