Tom passed away on Saturday October 23, 2021, at the age of 74, capping a life of many big adventures and many more small joys. One of his greatest joys was as a professor of earth science at MUN, where he taught structural geology for 41 years. Until only a few years ago, Tom was still enthusiastically leading groups of undergraduate students through rock outcrops in Flatrock. He adored his students, and they adored him back.
Tom was the most loving father and friend to his three kids, Charlotté, Kirsten (Sam and Samuel Tomas), and Alexander, who will miss his tender heart, his big brain, his soft counsel, and his quiet chuckles.
Although Tom delighted in the tulips, daffodils, and gladiolas that grew in his garden, rather than flowers, we know that he would be very happy for any donations made in his memory to the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the International Appalachian Trail. A page for Tom will be available shortly on the IATNL website, www.iatnl.com
Visitation will be held from Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Friday, October 29th, from 4PM-7PM.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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