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Roscoe TomROSCOE, Thomas Alfred 'Tom' - (May 29, 1926 – February 6, 2017) - Tom passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the PRHC.

Tom leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter Valerie Evans (Warren Chambers) of Peterborough and his much loved grandchildren, Reagan Ivey (Michael) of Peterborough, Quentin Evans (Angela) of Orillia and Jonathan Evans (Fabyelle) of Midhurst. Tom felt very blessed by the birth of his great grandchildren Brady and Lexy Ivey.

Tom will be greatly missed by his fiancée and best friend Marilyn Preston of Port Elgin. He is survived by his brother Arthur (Linda) of Burlington, Ma., and his sister Margaret Conrad (Robert) of Ottawa. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Tom was predeceased by his beloved Jill in 2006, his parents Alfred and Elizabeth, and his sister Marie Thompson.

Tom was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and spent the last 2 years of World War II overseas. On return to Canada, he finished High School, scoring the highest marks in Nova Scotia on the Provincial Exams. He then left Cape Breton for Ontario, where he would spend the rest of his life. But, as he liked to say, ‘You can take the boy out of Cape Breton but you can never take Cape Breton out of the boy’.

Tom spent his working years in the education field, as a teacher and then a vice-principal. He finished his career teaching Geography at Timmins High and Vocational School. Following his retirement, he worked for Catherine Deluce Realty as an Agent and an Appraiser.

During this time, Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, starting at St. Francis Xavier and finishing at the University of Western Ontario. He achieved an Honors degree from McGill University.

Tom’s avocation was volunteerism. For a number of years he conducted the public speaking program for the Royal Canadian Legion in Timmins. He served as Education Councilor for TV Ontario both in Northern Ontario and in South Central Ontario. He was on the Board of Governors for Northern College as well as Thornole College, an affiliate of Laurentian University. In Timmins he was a Rector’s Warden in St. Matthews Pro Cathedral. He was a WWII veteran and a Captain in the Algonquin Regiment (Reserve). Even during his winters in Florida, Tom carried on his love of helping others by working on the Emergency Ambulance Squad in Sun City Center, Florida. Tom was also a Mason and a Kiwanian.

Tom will be remembered as a true gentleman who had a wonderful command of the English Language. His true passion was reading, particularly in the Spiritual genre.

To quote J.M. Barrie, ‘To die will be an awfully big adventure.’ He now goes on to pursue the Big Adventure.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday February 18th at 3:30pm. Reception to follow.

PeterboroughObituaries.com

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Roscoe TomROSCOE, Thomas Alfred 'Tom' - (May 29, 1926 – February 6, 2017) - Tom passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at the PRHC.

Tom leaves to mourn his loss, his daughter Valerie Evans (Warren Chambers) of Peterborough and his much loved grandchildren, Reagan Ivey (Michael) of Peterborough, Quentin Evans (Angela) of Orillia and Jonathan Evans (Fabyelle) of Midhurst. Tom felt very blessed by the birth of his great grandchildren Brady and Lexy Ivey.

Tom will be greatly missed by his fiancée and best friend Marilyn Preston of Port Elgin. He is survived by his brother Arthur (Linda) of Burlington, Ma., and his sister Margaret Conrad (Robert) of Ottawa. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

Tom was predeceased by his beloved Jill in 2006, his parents Alfred and Elizabeth, and his sister Marie Thompson.

Tom was born in Sydney Mines, Cape Breton. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and spent the last 2 years of World War II overseas. On return to Canada, he finished High School, scoring the highest marks in Nova Scotia on the Provincial Exams. He then left Cape Breton for Ontario, where he would spend the rest of his life. But, as he liked to say, ‘You can take the boy out of Cape Breton but you can never take Cape Breton out of the boy’.

Tom spent his working years in the education field, as a teacher and then a vice-principal. He finished his career teaching Geography at Timmins High and Vocational School. Following his retirement, he worked for Catherine Deluce Realty as an Agent and an Appraiser.

During this time, Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, starting at St. Francis Xavier and finishing at the University of Western Ontario. He achieved an Honors degree from McGill University.

Tom’s avocation was volunteerism. For a number of years he conducted the public speaking program for the Royal Canadian Legion in Timmins. He served as Education Councilor for TV Ontario both in Northern Ontario and in South Central Ontario. He was on the Board of Governors for Northern College as well as Thornole College, an affiliate of Laurentian University. In Timmins he was a Rector’s Warden in St. Matthews Pro Cathedral. He was a WWII veteran and a Captain in the Algonquin Regiment (Reserve). Even during his winters in Florida, Tom carried on his love of helping others by working on the Emergency Ambulance Squad in Sun City Center, Florida. Tom was also a Mason and a Kiwanian.

Tom will be remembered as a true gentleman who had a wonderful command of the English Language. His true passion was reading, particularly in the Spiritual genre.

To quote J.M. Barrie, ‘To die will be an awfully big adventure.’ He now goes on to pursue the Big Adventure.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE, Peterborough, Ontario on Saturday February 18th at 3:30pm. Reception to follow.

PeterboroughObituaries.com

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