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Thomas Tams

December 6, 1943 - January 14, 2023


Thomas, beloved husband of Ann, passed away on January 14th at the age of 79 losing his valiant battle with Cancer. “Tom” was the loving and devoted father to Tom Tams (Angela) of Duncan, Lynette Clarke (Vito) of Duncan, and Teresa Battista (Phil) of Coquitlam. He will be dearly missed by his 8 grandchildren, Anthony Hurst, Ashton & Sara Wyllie, Kristina Tams, Noah & Isabella Battista, Tiana & Logan Clarke, and Great-Grandson Keenan. Tom will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Miriam, many family members and friends.

Tom was born on Dec 6, 1943 in Victoria, BC to parents, Thomas & Violet. At the age of 3 the family moved to Courtenay, BC where he grew up. Graduating from Courtenay High School in 1962 Tom went on to work for the BC Department of Highways Location Branch from 1965 – 1970. On August 6, 1966 Tom married the love of his life, Ann and in 1968 they were blessed with their first child, Thomas. The demands of moving locations had Tom and Ann settling down and making their home in Duncan, BC in 1970 where Tom took a job for BCFP, Crofton Pulp Mill. Tom and Ann were blessed with 2 more children, Lynette and Teresa. As a Scout Leader he enjoyed taking the boys backpacking and camping. He looked forward to many family camping trips over the years and his fishing trips out to Port Renfrew with friends. Tom retired in 2005 and finally lived his dream of restoring old cars and travelling across Canada with Ann by his side. He was a Past W.M of Temple Lodge #33 and Past D.D.G.M. and loved his brethren. He was a proud member of Sunset Chapter #44 O.E.S and the Vintage Car Club of Canada, Duncan and Victoria Chapters. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the staff at Cowichan Hospice House for the loving care they provided to Tom in his final days.

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 27th, 2:00pm at H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Rd, Duncan, BC.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Rudy Ewert
Relation: VCCC Victoria

It has been my great pleasure to get to know Tom a bit through the Vintage Car Club functions, visiting with Tom and Ann, and admiring Tom’s superb work on his Skylark. I will truly miss this good and gentle man. Rest in peace Tom.
Condolences to Ann & family.

From: Richard Armitage, Genevieve Armitage
Relation: Freemasonry

Many good meetings in Lodge

From: Ken and Lois DeEll
Relation: Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with during this time of sorrow. Throughout our friendship of 45 plus years, we have many fond memories.

From: Gillis Mike

Sincere condolences to Ann and family. Tom will be missed and fondly remembered by his VCCC brethren.

From: Louise Easthom
Relation: Cousin

So sorry for your loss Ann . 💔

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 27, 2023
Beginning at 2:00pm

H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

A Memorial service will be held on Friday, January 27th, 2:00pm at H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre, 5285 Polkey Rd, Duncan, BC.

5285 Polkey Road
Duncan, BC V9L 6W3

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 17, 2023

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