Obituary of Tom Troy
In Memory of Thomas Guy Troy – March 2, 1925 – April 3, 2019
Peacefully in Brockville on Wednesday April 3, 2019, Thomas Guy Troy of Brockville, at the age of 94 years.
Beloved husband of Ann (née Cochrane). Loving father of Valerie, (Brendan Wycks) of New Hamburg Ontario, Martin, (Carole Garceau), and Colleen (Tony Hambleton) all of Montreal. Cherished grandfather of Ryan and Kevin Wycks. Dear son of the late Aloysius and Juliette (née Roy) and brother of the late June Kinnon and the late Peter Troy. Predeceased (1977) by his first wife Eileen (née Powers). Tom is also survived by sisters-in law Dorothy Charlotte Belland (John) and Linda White, his many nieces and nephews and numerous friends, including his great friend Ken Wiseman.
Born in Montreal, Tom grew up in Notre-Dame-de-Grace during the difficult depression years. After having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the war, he returned to Montreal and to his education, graduating from McGill University in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and embarking on a long and productive engineering and management career at Southern Canada Power and then Hydro-Québec, until his retirement in 1984.
Tom’s long retirement was enjoyed in Maitland Ontario, where he quickly became a 'serious’ golfer at the Prescott Golf Club. His life-long passions included both fishing and carpentry, which found their combined expression in the series of artful cedar strip canoes that he designed, built, and shared over the course of his retirement years.
He was a ‘gentleman’ from day one and had the tenacity and vigor for life that astounded most that knew him. His age was never obvious nor a factor!
To the staff at Brockville General Hospital, words cannot express our gratitude – especially to Dr. Steacie, Dr. Bettle and to the entire Palliative Care team.
Family and friends will be received at the Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. E., Brockville, to remember Tom, on Saturday April 27th, 2019 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
In memory of Tom, donations to the Brockville District Hospital Foundation or the Kingston General Hospital (through UHKF) would be greatly appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be sent online at www.barclayfuneralhome.com.
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