Thomas Northcott

August 7, 1933 to November 28, 2016


Tom was born in Lewisporte and, after a long and very happy life, passed away November 28th, 2016 at the Health Science Centre, St. John’s. Predeceased by parents Archelaus and Violet Northcott, and sister Mary Lou Northcott Peters. Leaving behind, after 54 wonderful years of marriage, his wife Judy Press Northcott;  sons Tom/Tag (Heather Bartlett) and Mark (Natasha McDonald); daughter Tanya; foster daughter Lynda Mothersole (Mike McFarlane); grand-sons Skye, Tyler, Jacob, and Liam Northcott;  grand-daughter Sage Northcott; grand-son Harley Mothersole;  Judy’s brother and sisters:  George Press (Gladys Leamon), Roslyn Emberley (John), Roberta Osmond (Derek), and their families.  A year after their 1962 marriage, Tom, Judy and their young son moved to the mainland:  Alberta, NWT, and Ontario.  Returning to St. John’s in 1972 with their three children, they built new careers.  After retirement, Tom and Judy moved to Deep Bight and were currently living in Clarenville.  At Tom’s request, cremation has taken place.  Remembrances and burial at the Anglican Cemetery on Forest Road in St. John’s was a quiet family affair. Arrangements entrusted to Carnell’s Funeral Home 329 Freshwater Road, St. John’s  Tom, a strong and healthy 6ft man, came to a tragic end, as while doing midmorning errands, he was struck down and run over in a parking lot and succumbed to his injuries.  Tom would be pleased if you would donate a book to a public library and raise a glass of wine in his memory!



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I realize this message comes long after Tom’s passing, but iI would appreciate hearing from his family. I was a student of Tom’s at Lakehead University in the 70s.


Judy, I just learned of Tom’s tragic death. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and all your family.
Take care,
Wendy MacWhirter

In the early 1990s I had the pleasure of meeting Tom while working on the Rails to Trails project that led to the Newfoundland TRailway. In his office, Tom would spit in his chair, smoke his pipe and figure things out. His voice was one of authority. I also saw him with his wife and their bond was unmistakeable. I haven’t seen him since the. But the memory stayed with me. Condolences to his wife and family on this loss.

Our deepest condolences for you loss.

My thought and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

I was very sorry to hear about Tom’s sudden death. I send my condolences to you Judy and your family.
June Mills,

Deepest sympathy.
Nanand Dave Edwards

So sorry and saddened to hear of Tom’s passing .We were classmates at PWC in the 50. Tom was a real gentleman and liked by all who knew him. A great loss of a fine person. Bob MacLeod

Tom has been a long time friend, along with Judy and Tom’s sister, Mary Lou Peters. I saw Tom just a week before this tragic accident in Clarenville. The event was a fund raiser for the Clarenville Public Library on whose board Tom served. The event was a gospel music concert with lots of the old time hymns which I enjoy. Whenever I would see Tom and Judy in Clarenville I would always reflect on the quality of their life. Condolences to Judy and family from Janet and me. David Vardy

As a classmate of Toms’ at Prince Of Wales Collage and sharing our joint experiences both as students and later for Engineering Designs he made an outstanding contribution to our professions.. He will be remembered for his consistency, calmness and his knowledge and especially for his broad simile. Bruce Pardy.