Thomas McCormack

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Thomas Andrew McCormack

March 6, 1945 – November 6, 2022


Tom was born to Mary (nee Duggan) and Cyril McCormick on March 6, 1945, in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL. They named him Thomas Andrew - a younger brother to Cyril Jr. (Bose) and Anne; eventually a big brother to his sister Rita.

Growing up in Grand Falls, Tom’s childhood was spent with close aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and grandparents. He had a special bond with his Uncle Jack and Aunt Fannie, spending countless hours at their home, where they made him feel like their own. At a young age, he developed a passion for sports. When not in school, you could find him playing hockey, bowling, baseball, curling and of course, fishing. His love of sports lasted throughout his lifetime, but none gave him more joy than the sport of fly fishing.

If you knew Tom, you knew his deep passion for angling. When he was casting a line, he was happiest. As a boy, he would often go with his Uncle Jack and it didn’t take long before he fell in love. As soon as the season started, Tom was on the river. And every season, the special fishing trip with friends to Labrador would be the highlight. Tom cherished those times doing what he loved most with the best of friends.

Tom’s early career as an electrician brought him to many communities across Newfoundland to work on new construction projects. During his years working in St. John’s, he met his true love, Margaret Foley, a young nursing school student at St. Clare’s, with signature long, beautiful red hair. They married and settled in Corner Brook, where they would build a life and raise a family.

Tom and Marg welcomed three children – Michaelyn, Cara and Andrew. They provided a loving home to their children on Windsor Street where they spent over 20 years before moving to Steady Brook to enjoy retirement living. Tom was especially pleased to now be situated right on the Humber River where he could leave his house, jump right into his boat with his rod and line and head to his favourite fishing spots.

Their home in Steady Brook was a vacation destination for the kids and grandkids in more recent years. Jack, Will, Olivia and Lauren would come to celebrate the occasional Christmas, taking in winter activities like sledding, snowmobiling and going for rides on the side-by-side. And there were many summertime visits enjoying rides in Poppy Tom’s boat, catching trout, or getting some assistance while tubing down the Humber River. We are so blessed and grateful to have these treasured memories.

Tom loved his family dearly, as well as his friends. He had the loveliest, most caring people in his life who were always up for either a hunting, camping, or fishing adventure, or to meet up for a chat over coffee or lunch. Reminiscing about these times and experiences would rouse the most entertaining stories and light us up with laughter, as they will continue to do as we remember him with fondness and adoration.

He was witty, charming, had an endless pot of patience and a natural, genuine kindness. Tom, Dad, Poppy Tom, Uncle Tom - we will carry you and all the precious memories with us forever. Thank you for the love. We will miss you very, very much.

A service will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, 10 a.m. at All Hallows Church in Corner Brook, Father Lee Lainey officiating. The family requests that masks be worn during the funeral service.

The funeral service will be livestreamed through the following link, please click on the link and register for the funeral service


Funeral Service

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, November 11, 2022
All Hallows Parish
109 Humber Road
Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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