It is with great sadness that the family of the late Thomas Vincent Walsh announce his peaceful passing on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Sir Thomas Roddick Hospital at age 97 years. He leaves to mourn, with many wonderful memories, his loving wife Ruby; his daughter Sharon and son-in-law Jim Duggan; his treasured grand-children Derek Vanderveer (Cindy Poremba), Lorie Carter (Jarratt), and Stephanie Hartery (Ryan); his great-grandchildren Jace and Lucy Carter; Thomas and Ward Hartery; his brother-in-law Ron Penney (Shirley) as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Vincent and Josephine Walsh, brothers Charlie and John, sisters-in-law Monica Walsh, Anna Walsh, Gertrude Morgan and Jane Drake, brothers-in-law Edward Morgan and Frank Drake. Tom was born and grew up in Bellevue, a place that remained dear to his heart throughout his life. He moved to Corner Brook in 1950, where he met Ruby, his lifelong companion. They were married in 1953 and were blessed with 65 years of happy married life. His working years were spent with CN Railway, from which he retired in 1983. Tom and Ruby enjoyed their many years of retirement, and pursued a wide variety of interests including travel, gardening, bowling, golf and outdoor activities of many kinds. The family would like to express thanks to the staff at the Bay St. George Long Term Care Centre for their care and kindness. Special thanks also to dear friends who provided so much help and support in recent months: Marg and Don Alyward, Eileen Oake, Ruby and Roy Myles, and Theresa Wade.
Visitation will be held at Fillatre’s Funeral Home, 4 St. Mark’s Ave, on Wednesday May 15th, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. from where Funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Jim Robertson officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Patricia Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, flowers are graciously accepted or donations may be made to the Western Regional Health Foundation. The family guest book may be signed by visiting www.fillatre.ca.