Thomas Joseph O'Reilly Q.C.

May 22, 1941 to November 16, 2019


He died as he lived, with peaceful dignity, on November 16, 2019 after a brave but brief battle with cancer. Born in Corner Brook, NL in 1941, Tom was predeceased by his daughter Diedre and parents Victor and Florence (Byrne).  A devoted husband to Joan (Connolly) for 52 years, he was also a proud father to Sean and Daria and a loving father-in-law to Sara (Sean) and Mike (Daria).  His grandchildren were the light of his life.  “Grandad” thought the world of Matthew, Nolan, and Luke.  Tom was a lifelong hero to his brother Michael (Glenda) and uncle to Erin, Megan, Katie, and Colleen.  He leaves behind an immeasurable legacy of love, loyalty, and integrity to his family and all others to whom he came in contact.


A consummate gentleman and a scholar, Tom was many things to many people.  For those that knew him, feelings of loss are partially offset by a deep sense of gratitude for having been part of his circle of steadfast counsel.


Called to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1968, Tom was an icon in the legal profession and an inspiration to his colleagues.  Generations of lawyers benefited from his example and mentorship.  He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1980 and Master of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1988, a former President of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  He had been consistently recognized in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and the publication Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading practitioner.  In 2019, at the youthful age of 78, Best Lawyers named him St. John’s Insurance Law Lawyer of the Year.


In addition to being a remarkable family man and a highly regarded member of the legal profession, Tom gave generously of his time and expertise to the greater community.  He served on many boards and committees over the years including: Chair of Marystown Shipyard, Director of St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital as well as the Chairman of its Ethics Committee.

In recent years, he has been an invaluable contributor to the Gathering Place which he championed as providing care, support, and compassion to some of St. John’s most vulnerable.


He is resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road.  For those who want to pay their respects, visitation will be 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM on Tuesday, November 19th, and Wednesday, November 20th.  Funeral mass will be held at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist on Thursday, November 21st at 9:30 AM.  He will be interred at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gathering Place (

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“Yours faithfully”



2-4 p.m. on November 19, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 19, 2019

2-4 p.m. on November 20, 2019

7-9 p.m. on November 20, 2019

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Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We served him many
meals while at Pratt Falls Salmon Lodge. Rest In Peace my friend.
Arch and Janet Kearley

I am so sorry to just now see the news of Mr. O’Reilly’s passing. As a child, I remember him as a kind neighbour to my grandmother on the “Crescent,” and later, as I became a lawyer, I learned of his stellar professional reputation. A true pillar of the community, he will be missed by many. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Our deepest sympathy to all the familyonr the loss of an outstanding individual. Tom was one of a kind.

Mike: I met Tom only a few times. Yet, in these brief encounters, Tom’s sense of integrity, fairness and his gentle nature was refreshing, inspiring. You were fortunate to have Tom as a brother, a confidant, and Tom was equally fortunate to have you. Take care. Warmest Regards, Joe

To Joan and familly , Very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You’re in our thoughts. Eric and Neil Knight.

Saddened to hear this news today.. The O’Reilly’s were wonderful neighbours for many years on Tupper St.
I was fortunate to be able to babysit for them as a young girl. Although we only lived across the street…Mr. O’Reilly always walked me home to my door and was kind enough to be the MC at my wedding.. I will always remember him with fond memories and respect.. Condolences to Joan,Sean, Daria and your families.
Leisa(Quinn) and Gary Sullivan

So sorry to all the family love from Hughena Luther & family.

Dear Joan:
I am thinking of you and your family today as Tom is laid to rest in St. John’s. His obituary captures the essence of an exceptional human being and his loss is being felt by people near and far. I empathize with the sense of loss and grief you must all be feeling. My memories of Tom are so positive and I will always honor his remarkable life. Peace and blessings to you all.

Dear Joan and Family; My sincere condolences on your loss. my thoughts and prayers are with you all and may Tom rest in peace.
Mary Hearn Hendela

Tom began to show his leadership capabilities when we weres tudents at St. Dunstans in Charlottetown. I recall his joy of sport and fun loving camaraderie among classmates.. Reading the tributes to Tom confirms that those characteristics continued throughout his life.
May the many warm, family memories fill the emptiness of his passing.
Dick Tingley
SDU ’64

Tom’s brother Mike was one of my best friends during our high school years in Corner Brook. My brother Paul practiced law in St. John’s from 1980-85 and had dealings with Tom. I knew from Paul that Tom had a great reputation as a lawyer.

I offer my sincere condolences to Mike, and to his and Tom’s extended family.

Tom’s brother Mike was one of my best friends during our high school years in Corner Brook. My brother Paul practiced law in St. John’s from 1980-85 and had dealings with Tom. I knew from Paul that Tom had a great reputation as a lawyer.

I offer my sincere condolences to Mike, and to his and Tom’s extended family.

Mike, Glenda and Family
I was sorry to hear of Tom’s recent passing.
He was a respected member of the legal community but more importantly he was an older brother that you always looked up to, ever since I can remember.
My sincere condolences.

Remembering my amazing cousin Tom and keeping him and his loving family in my prayers. He and Michael always showed up for family reunions. We always connected there and I enjoyed our chats – usually about his mom, my Aunt Florence. Wish I could be there for the celebration of his wonderful life. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace. Much love, Janet Xox

I remember well my school years with Tom. Growing up in Corner Brook together we enjoyed good times. While we went separate ways as we journeyed along our life paths, we were kindred spirits and spent a lot of our time in like things. To the family, I wish my sincere condolences and will pray for him. May he rest in peace.

I was telling mother (Sadie Barbour) that Tom had died and she asked me to send condolences from the Barbour family. Mother is now 96 years old but remembers both you and Tom very well.
I met Tom a few years later when his legal firm was a customer of mine. A real gentleman, he will truly be missed by this community.

My sisters and I grew up next door to the O’Reilly family on East Valley Road in Corner Brook, and I have always thought of the O’Reillys with great affection. I was deeply saddened at the news of Tom’s passing.
Heartfelt sympathy to Joan, Sean and Daria and their families, Mike and his family, and all Tom’s Byrne cousins. After his exemplary life, may Tom rest in peace.

Dear Joan and Family: We were surprised and saddened to learn of Tom’s untimely passing.. He was a great individual from every perspective and his effervescent personality will be sorely missed. He was a true friend and always available to lend a helping hand. Rest in peace Tom.

Very sorry for your losss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Very sorry to hear about Tom I will certainly miss him,he was always a pleasure to work for..All my best from his hair dresser Kathy Bastow

Mrs. O’Reilly and Family,

Our sincerest condolences at the passing of Mr. O’Reilly. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Thomas W. Fraize Q.C
Fraize Law Offices.

Krista is in Australia, Karen is attending Daria’s graduation in Edmonton and I am in Florida.
So sorry to hear that Tom passed away. Always a funny story and a great man and a great family. Sorry we cannot attend the wake and funeral..
So sorry Joan, Daria and Shawn..

Dear Mrs. O’Reilly, Sean and Daria,
My sincerest condolences at the passing of Mr. O’Reilly. He was a true gentleman and scholar. Our paths crossed a few times during his career and I always found him to be contemplative, fair and sincere. May your memories of the good times, sustain you during this difficult time.
Nancy Healey

Dear Mrs. O’Reilly, Sean and Daria,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. O’Reilly was a first class gentleman. In my mind’s eye, I can still see the twinkle in his eye as he entertained us with many stories! Such a wonderful man. His many great qualities definitely wore off on Sean. Cherish all the memories. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Brendan and Laura-Lee Maguire
Powell River, BC

Joan, Sean, Daria and family, What a wonderful man you have lost. It is not hard to close my eyes and see Tom telling a story, having a laugh and enjoying the company of family and friends. He had an infectious twinkle in his eye, a comfort of presence and grace.

Dear Joan,

Jan and I were saddened at the news of Tom’s passing. He was a pillar of the legal community which will be the poorer without him. Our thoughts are with you and our hope is that the support of family and friends will help during this difficult time.

Jan and Gus Lilly

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.Tom was one of the finest people I have met having served on The Marystown Shipyard board with him and having professional dealings with him over the years.He was respected by all of his peers and by all who had to seek his wise counsel.To Joan and his family please accept our heartfelt sympathy.His kindness and generous ways will be missed.
Don& Dorothy Warr

Dear Joan, Daria and Sean:

We were shocked and dismayed to hear of Tom’s passing., and extend our deepest sympathy to you on his loss.
We have had the pleasure of knowing Tom for many years. He was a frequent touchstone for me throughout my various careers, and, for more times than I can count, I have benefitted greatly from his wisdom, courage and absolute dedication to “doing the right thing”.
Please know that Tom’s legacy is, and will continue to be, highly valued by all of us who were fortunate enough to know and work with him.
Rest In Peace, Tom

Max and Beatrice Ruelokke

Joan, Sean, Daria and family,

We were so sad to hear of Tom’s illness and now his passing.
Such a lovely man, always with a quick smile, a twinkle in his eye and a story to share.. Wednesday night men’s bridge will not be the same.
Tom made the world a better place just by being. May your many wonderful memories of him sustain you as you go forward.
We are out of the country and cannot give our condolences in person. We will raise a glass and toast a life well and truly lived

Joan, Daria and Sean
I am so sorry for your loss of Tom. He was such a lovely person and a good friend to my parents Bob and Linda. My thoughts are with you.


Dear Joan, Sean and Daria and members of Tom’s extended family, we are deeply saddened by the death of this man whom you loved. The Sisters of Mercy cared deeply for Tom who worked closely with us, who supported us in our ministries, who challenged us and who dared us to be better than we ever imagined we could be. We grieve with you Tom’s death, in many ways coming so quickly. We have lost someone who stood for what we valued and who worked with us to make this world a better place. May the memory of the rich legacy of Tom’s life, the difference he has made by his presence among us, and the deep love he had for each of you be a source of comfort in these sad days. May Tom rest now in the Risen One in whom he believed and trusted, enjoying the peace of his new eternal life. May blessings of hope be yours, Sister Elizabeth Davis for All the Sisters of Mercy

As part of Daria and Mike’s extended family, we wish to offe our sincerest sympathies over the loss of your husband, father, grandpa, uncle.
He was a rock for the family and a pillar in the community.

Joan, we were so sad to learn of Tom’s passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and convey condolences to Sean , Daria and other family members. Hopefully, the sad moments of today and beyond will be eclipsed by all the truly beautiful memories of Tom’s life. May he rest in Peace!

Joan, I offer you and your family my condolences on the loss of Tom.
Sorry I am unable to attend his funeral service.
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

by John Buckle

To Joan, Sean and Daria, our friend Tom is now at peace.
As the father-in -law to our son Mike and Matthew’s Grandad he showed love and pride. As a family man he was truly dedicated .As a Lawyer he was highly respected, very competent and learned in the ways of a true professional Above all we are honored to say he was our friend . Fishing in Labrador, watching Matthew play hockey or baseball together or just having a beer ( or his Scotch ) he was truly a wonderful person. We will miss him greatly but always remember him in a happy place in our hearts.

Our deepest condolences to your family, you are in our prayers !

The Prince Edward Island law firm of Cox & Palmer wishes to extend our deepest sympathies at the passing of a generous man, who was quick in sharing knowledge and wisdom. We will truly miss him.

Please accept my deepest condolences … I had the pleasure of working with Mr. O’Reilly many years ago when I first started in the insurance industry; He was a very kind man who loved to share his knowledge. May he rest in peace.


My deepest condolences to you and your family. Having only met your father once I found him to be a very kind loving man that spoke about you with such high praise. A lot of people will tell you what a great man your father was. But no one knows this better than the person who he loved most….YOU! For a fathers love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.

May your father rest peacefully and your fond memories help to comfort you over your time of grief.
You, Mike and Matthew are all in my thoughts and prayers.

To the O’Reilly family.

I most recently ran into Tom in a parking lot this Fall and we chatted. Unlike many of the conversations we all have from day to day, that one I recall. We talked about practice and retirement and family. It was a spontaneous and perhaps an accidental conversation, as we knew each other only from our work, but he was engaging, pithy, and funny.
I always liked Tom.
While he took the work very seriously, I never saw him take the conflict inherent in the work personally. He understood and practiced a degree of collegiality that was to be admired and emulated.

Rest in peace.

Our prayeers are with you

Dear Joan, Daria, and family,
We were shocked to hear of Tom’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. We are currently out of province and will not be able to see you in person during this difficult time. Rest assured, we savor many fond memories of our relationship over the past 50 years or so, and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Herb and Nora Clarke

With sadness I have just been informed that Thomas J O`Reilly passed away. Having worked with Tom over the years on marine related matters his advice was always to the point, he was very knowledgeable and a true gentleman. To his family I wish to express my sincerest condolences.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mrs. O’Reilly, Daria, Sean and Mr. O’Reilly’s many friends and family. Mr. O’Reilly had a huge smile, especially when he was around his family. He was so successful yet maintained his humble nature which made it easy to talk to him about any subject. Family, friends and faith will carry his loved ones through this sad time. His legacy will endure through his fine children and grand children. God bless Mr. Tom O’Reilly!

Ban and I are thinking of all of you and with fond memories of Tom.

Dear O’Reilly family,
Losing someone we love is never easy, you can only be grateful that you were blessed to have been able to share in his life. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. My sincere condolences to the entire O’Reilly family.

Jennifer Coleman
Kingston, ON

I offer deep condolences ces to the family of a marvellous man, and my thanks for having offered so much of his energy and kind attention to the Bar. It was an honour to know Tom and to be able to work with him from time to time., and always a pleasure to be in his presence. His devotion and gentle manner have surely left an enduring mark, and lesson, on a great many.

Dear O’Reilly family,

I was deeply saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. I have fond memories of him as a child growing up on Albany Street where my family were neighbours and very good friends with Jim & Marg Burn and their children. Tom was always very kind to me as a young child, sharing warm smiles and laughter. Qualities that made him very approachable.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Jane Delbene (nee Oliver)
London, UK

The O’Reilly family,

I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Tom.

I was unaware of Tom’s illness and deeply regret not being able to speak with him before his passing.

In past years, Tom and I often spoke and both shared stories on salmon fishing and other professional interests and issues.

It was Tom and I that initiated the merger with our friends at Cox Downey in Halifax, as we both felt that an Atlantic firm would be beneficial. The firm then became Cox, Matheson, O’Reilly and Matheson and from there we grew to Cox and Palmer, again with the major influence of Tom.

He will be sadly missed in the legal community where he provided so much objective counsel to so many.

Please accept my most sincere condolences.

My sincere condolences to Tom’s family at this sad time.

Jan and I send our sincere condolences.

So sorry to hear of Toms passing. .Fond memories of our years playing in the High School band at Regina Hight here in Corner Brook.. Rest in peace my friend.

Paul Gillingham

Sean – The sting of losing a Dad is great, and I hope you and your family are able to hold yourselves really gently as you move through all of the emotions…including the laughs and smiles that will be shared in time again as grief does its thing. Thinking of you all, with much love…

Dear Joan, Daria , Sean and family.
I was so sorry to hear of Tom’s illness and now, so quickly, his passing. As the obit indicates, he was a giant within the legal profession and an inspiration to so many new lawyers, including me 37 years ago. I was lucky to work on many files with Tom over the years, and benefit from his example. I was also lucky to interact with Tom and Joan outside work on occasion, and see the fun loving family man, and gentleman. This past summer we intersected in Labrador on a salmon fishing trip. He was in good form then, and loving life.

I was a classmate of Tom’s at Dal Law School. Following graduation, our paths only crossed a very few times. I can honestly say that I saw no change from his days as a student: always earnest, yet humourous; highly ethical; never judgemental. In a room full of acquaintances, Tom stood out. He exuded friendship and loyalty. I know that Tom’s family and community have suffered a great loss and I express my sincere sympathies.

Joan, Sean, Daria, and the rest of Tom’s family and friends, please do know that you’re in my thoughts at this sad time. May Tom rest in peace.

Joan, Sean and Daria:
I was saddened, and shocked to learn of Tom’s passing. To me, Tom would always be there! Although we were only law partners for a relatively few years, I have known and respected Tom for almost 50 years. His love of the law and his family was formidable. He was a faithful friend and a committed supporter of his community.
In the end, that is the true measure of a fine man. He will be missed by many..
Because I now live in Corner Brook, Tom’s original home, I am unable to see you during this difficult time. But please remember that my thoughts are with you all as he is spoken of fondly here by those who knew him.
Goodbye my friend.
John Roil

Sincere condolences to Joan and family. Tom was a friend since he was admitted to the bar in 1968. Not only was he a gentleman and a scholar, he was held in the very highest regard by all those who had the privilege of working alongside him as I did in several capacities over the years. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Joan and Family; my sincere condolences on your loss. Tom was surely a very fine gentleman.

Joan and Family , so sorry and shocked to hear of Tom’s passing………I have great memories of Tom as we worked together on legal issues during my working career and as we salmon fished together on the Sandhill River in Labrador and on the Gander……..Tom had an amazing sense of humor with always had a good joke to tell and could tell many a good story with the best of them……….Tom will be forever missed but never forgotten…………sorry we will be unable to pass along our condolences personally as .Donna and I are out of the province at this time……….our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . RIP Dear Friend.

Dear Joan, Sean, Daria and family, It was with such sadness that I learned of Tom’s death. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to have seen him on my last trip home. Your family has been a pillar of friendship for mine all my life – his presence will be long felt and remembered by all who knew him. Sending much love and wishing Javier and I could be there.

Dear Joan, Daria and Sean

I am sad to hear of Tom’s passing. I remember him as a kind and genuine man and as one of the best examples of a learned lawyer. I also remember with gratitude the good times we spent together on the “crescent”. I wish you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Tom Fagan

Dear Joan, Daria , Sean and family. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. A great guy so friendly and kind . David and I would enjoy getting together with Tom in the pool at Siesta Dunes. We all had so much fun with the grandkids there. Happy memories . Dave and Tom would have great chats together. peace and love to you all. Ronda Lake Parker and Family.

Sean, Daria, and Mrs. O’Reilly,
I am so sorry to hear of Mr. O’Reilly’s passing. I am sending you support and love from out west.
All the best,

Daria, Sean and Mrs. O’Reilly,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband.. Our sincere condolences.

Jill Parsons and Bill Wiseman

sorry to hear about Tom

Deeply saddened by Tom’s death – heartfelt sympathy to Joan and family and to Michael. Blessings of sympathy and peace.
Dolores Hall

Dear Mrs. O’Reilly and family,
Mr. O’Reilly was my principal when I articled in 2002/03. (Shortly thereafter I moved to Vancouver, where I currently practice.) I have such fond memories of my time under Mr. O’Reilly’s mentorship, and to this day, I benefit from the foundation built during that period of my legal education..
I am saddened to hear of his passing, and thankful to have learned from him. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Krista Simon.

J0an, Daria and Sean,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your wonderful father and husband.
Marc Thoms and Maureen Lawton

Dear Joan And Family,
Sorry to hear of Toms’ untimely passing. He was dearly loved and appreciated by all who knew him. Sincere condolences to you and your Family.
Alice (Whalen) Luther

Joan and family,
Very sorry to hear of Tom,s passing. My sincere sympathy.
Brenda Cooper

Joan, Daria and Sean; Words seem futile at times like this however we want to express our sincere condolences on the passing of Tom. We shall always remember him for his wonderful charismatic ways when you were in his presence. Also, when I was at RBC he was a tremendous legal resource when you needed legal help with complex matters or documentation. He was held in the highest regard by all who knew him. Rest in peace Tom.

I am so sorry, dear Tom. I still treasure our childhood days on East Valley Rd. It was wonderful to talk to you recently – thank you. Rest in peace – you have indeed been a true and faithful servant. My sincere condolences to all the family. and special thoughts for you, Mike.

Joan and family, I will be out of the province this week but wanted to let you know how Tom will be missed in our Wednesday night card game. He was a great wit and could tell stories all night. I don’t think he told the same one twice. He was an exceptional lawyer and was so proud of being one of the longest serving lawyers in the province with 50 years under his belt and still working hard. He will be sorely missed by us and by all who he came in contact with.
John Clarke

Sorry to hear of toms passing I guided Tim on the Eagle River labadour a few times a very nice fellow to have in the boat to fish with it was a pleasure. Going to miss you bud

Our cousin Tom . I am so sad . He was such a family man . Always there to support our family. . So sorry for your / our loss .
Maureen and Rod Scotland

Dear Joan and family;
I was so very sorry to hear the news of Tom’s death. What a blow for you and all your family.. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Barbara Flight

Mrs. O’Reilly, Daria and Sean,

Heather and I are very saddened to hear of Mr. O’Reilly’s passing. He will be remembered fondly by our family as a gentleman, a wonderful neighbor and as a great mentor when I had the pleasure to learn from him while at O’Reilly Noseworthy. He will be missed.

Judy and I were shocked and saddened upon hearing of Tom’s passing. I will miss his sense of humour.
Tim Chalker

Dear Joan,
Vivian and I send sincere condolences to you and your family. It was truly a great pleasure to have known Tom. He will be greatly missed.
Denis Roberts

Joan when I joined Cox&Palmer almost 7 years ago Tom was first outside of New Brunswick to welcome me aboard
We both went back to when we frequently met during our extensive involvment in Canadian Bar national service and activities. In the 1970’s and early 80’s. and American College of Trial Lawyers occasionally in.yhis century. Tom was just a great human being well beyond the prifessional accolades it was very obvious when I joined up the esteem in which he was held by the regional wide firm. My sincere condolences

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Just a genuinely good guy

Joan, Sean and Daria, I can’t begin to imagine the sadness you are feeling.Tom was a kind , funny and wonderful person. He left footsteps behind that we all can follow. I know your hearts are broken, but he’ll be watching over you and his dear little grandchildren. My love, hugs and prayers.❤️
Ethel D.

Dear Joan and family. We were so sorry to hear this sad news. He was a gentleman. We only hope that the wonderful memories you all must have will help you through this most difficult time.

Daria, Sean and Mrs. O’Reilly. I was so saddened to hear of Mr. O’Reilly’s passing. I have such fond memories of him growing up on Glenridge Crescent. I clearly remember all the sports events he drove us to and the times we spent together in Deer Park. It was a true pleasure to have known him.
Sincerely Jane Seviour

Joan, Sean and Daria—-Diane and myself are out of the country and are unable to visit–our thoughts are with you–Tom was a giant in the legal community and certainly will be missed—Tom Kendell

tom will be missed by all who knew him . his sudden death creates in us a deep sadness and regret that we did not get the opportunity to say good bye or listen to one last story he so often told whenever we were in his presence. he was esteemed as lawyer and esteemed for his good works. great guy, great counsel, get family man, great husband, who will now live through his wife and kids and grand kids.
god rest , tom. all of us who knew ,you will miss you.

To Joan and family, so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I have wonderful memories of Tom and My husband Don back in St. John’s in the early days. M y deepest condolences also to Mike his brother and family. He will be surely missed.
Sincerely Libby Wells

Condolences to Tom’s wife and family on the occasion of his recent passing. We are left with many fond memories of our years at Regina High and our years at SDU. Basil&Mary Haire, Prince Edward Island.

Joan and family, so sorry for your loss Tom was such a beautiful person.

Jeanette Aylward (Pam’s friend)

Joan and family of Tom
The words of the obituary summarize succinctly the essence of the life of our dear friend and colleague ..
Tom was a Man for all Seasons –he had an outstanding legal career –it was always a pleasure to deal with him -while we did not always agree –we never failed to respect the position of each other . We shared many stories and had many laughs along the way.
Tom had a great sense of humour. .
His volunteer contributions were many and varied and he put his efforts into those endeavors with the same dedication as he displayed in his legal career .
Today many share your loss –
Tom surely will be missed- however please take some comfort in knowing he will be fondly remembered and will live on in the hearts and minds of his family and the multitude of friends whom he met on the road of his life .
I am very glad to say we were friends .
He is now at rest and may that rest be in peace .
Sincere condolences to all whom he was endeared .