Arthur Jay Tomlinson

October 12, 1928 to October 11, 2017


Passed peacefully away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in the city of St. John’s. Predeceased by his parents Arthur Jay and Helen (Barnes); sisters Marian (Jim Ellis) and Ann (Jim Davies). Leaving to mourn his brother Max (Monique) of Dollard-Des Ormeaux, QC; as well as his nieces, nephews and friends. Art will also be greatly missed by his Scouting family. A special thank you to the staff of Diamond Drive, Chancellor Park for their compassion and care shown towards Art during his stay. As per Art’s wishes cremation has taken place. Donations in his memory may be made to the 44th Baden Powell Guild of Newfoundland, c/o Scouts Canada, 55 Karwood Drive, Paradise, NL A1L 0L3.



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My first memory of Uncle Art is at the top of Place Ville Marie in Montreal, and he was trying to steal the cherry from my kid-drink (I was 5 years old). Often a tease, but always kind, supportive, and fun, and I have many good memories of him. Thanks for being such a wonderful uncle, and peace to you, Art. I will miss our telephone chats.

Our deepest sympathies go out to Grandpa Max on the passing of his brother.
My condolences to my family, many cousins and Uncle Arts dear friends. I fondly remember the cottage, wishing well and lake. It was there with Uncle Art that I first tipped a canoe!
Rest In Peace Uncle Art.

I had the pleasure of working with Art for many years in Student Affairs and Services at Memorial. Art brought a unique perspective to our work as he moved from the Thomson Student Centre to Student Housing to International Student Advising. When Art retired, the students lost a strong advocate who truly tried to find the positive in every student.

My condolences to his family.

K. Brian Johnston

Some of the best memories I have are of the adventures made possible by Art and Chris . He had such a positive impact on our young lives, and I hope he knew that. I feel very fortunate to have known him.
Thank you, Art.

Art was a good friend as were all members of your family
We have many good memories of our time together
Noreen and John Lewis

Art was one of the nicest men we have ever had the honor of knowing. My husband always spoke very highly of him when he talked about his scouting days and the friend he became over the years. He will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace my friend.
Wanda Lee & Levi Crane

Our time of friendship goes back to the Holloway School days. We remember Art as a fine person.
His life with the Scouts was well known with pride by all of us.
Our sincere sympathy to his family.
Catherine & Ray Tooton

In the words of Scouting’s founder, Lord Baden Powell, Art has “Gone Home.” Art was Mr. Scout to us all. He was the first Executive Director and we all got our badges from him on Church Hill. In 1992, he and eight others went to Camp Nor’West and from that, the 44th B P Guild was started. It now has over 60 members and is the largest in Canada. We will never forget Art, and all that he did for us, and continues to do for us now. He has Gone Home but will never be forgotten.
Bruce Templeton Guildmaster

He was a great man and we had some great times growing up, he will be missed

Art had a major influence in my life growing up through the scouting organization. He will surely be missed. RIP Mr. Tomlinson

Rest In Peace. Thank you for all of your knowledge and understanding. You were a gentleman among gentleman. Your humour and compassion will always be remembered.

Gone home. Rest easy.

He worked tirelessly to enrich student life at Paton College and in Scouting, especially with the “MacRovers”. Remembering great times at various camps, trips to Bauline South, Jamborees, and a few games of bumper pool on the Indian Meal Line. His special blend of “spirits” warmed many a cool evening. Art, Bruce (Stacey) and Frank (Kavanagh) could keep any gathering entertained with their stories of “wilderness survival” on their many expeditions. Sincere condolences to the family on Art’s passing.

I have some very fond memories back in my days as a student at Memorial, and as a member of the International Student Society. Art was more than just a Liaison Officer, he was very active with the international student community, often hosting functions in his own home, and accompanying students on many very enjoyable camping trips.

Art, you will be fondly remembered, and sadly missed.

I worked with Art at Memorial University years ago. He was one of the finest people I have ever met, in my lifetime. May he rest in peace.

I remember him as my favourite uncle as a child …..xo

You were a wonderful brother Art, we will always remember you. God Bless.