PRATT, Thomas “Tom Cat” - With great sadness and broken hearts we announce the passing of Tom on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital where he succumbed to cancer, at the age of 74.
He loved his family and friends both near and far, also his extended family at the Ajax Fire Departments.
Beloved husband of Joan for 20 years and predeceased by his wife Fay of 35 years. Loving father of Sherry (Tom) Beers, Teresa (Glen) van Schagen, David (Sheryl) Pratt, Micheal Pratt, Shawn (Julie-Ann) Pratt, and step father of Brenda (Brad) Jefferies.
Cherished papa of Dana (Jamie) Dyrseth, Chad van Schagen (Birute Martin), Marc van Schagen, Shane Beers (Jenna-Michelle Warvill),Coty (Kaeli) Beers, Jesse Beers (Kristen Corneil), Brock Beers, Nicholas Pratt, Alysa Pratt, Brandon Pratt, Mathew (Karissa) Pratt, Joshua Pratt, Jaliessa Pratt, Brooke Pratt, step-papa of Carly and Alison Venedam, Madeline and Wilson Jefferies and great papa to eleven great grandchildren.
Dear brother of Jean (Toni) Tone and Johnny (Janet) Pratt. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Florence Pratt. Tom also leaves behind his cat Millie. Tom was a loving father, husband, papa and friend to all.
Tom was a retired firefighter from the Ajax Fire Department. om started part time on February 11, 1969 and became a full time fire fighter on June 4, 1973.
Tom loved puttering around the house, doing crossword puzzles and going to antique sales. Tom was always there to help family and friends with household projects or whatever else they needed him for.
Friends and family may call at the Low and Low Funeral Home, Uxbridge, on Friday, February 23rd from 2-4 pm. and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday, February 24th at 1pm, with visitation for one hour prior. A reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Canada, which is a charity very close to the Ajax Fire Department.