Tom Albright

2 April , 195823 January , 2019
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It is with great sadness that we the family, announce the passing of Elmer Thomas Lee “Tom” Albright of Westport at age 60.

Tom passed comfortably at Yarmouth Regional Hospital with loved ones at his bedside just before noon on January 23, 2019.

Born in Digby on April 2, 1958, he was the second youngest child of the late Edward and Ruth (Bannister) Albright. Tom loved hunting and fishing. He was one heck of a dart player and enjoyed washers and planning annual tournaments. Over the years he worked at fish plants and as a lobster fisherman. He was a jack of all trades and was always tinkering with something. He was a member of Royal Canadian Legion Branch #92.

Tom is survived by his beautiful family: his wife, Kelly; daughter, Tamara (Jessie), son, TJ (Jasmine); grandsons, Tegan, Ace, Sailor, Finnley; brothers, Donnie, Cam (Janis); sisters, Marilyn (Richard), Carol; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends. Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, Bill, Eric, Terry and granddaughter, Lily.

A service celebrating Tom’s life will be 1pm on Saturday February 2, 2019 at Westport Baptist Church with reception to follow at Westport Firehall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westport Baptist Church. Leave condolences at


  • A Service Celebrating Tom's Life Saturday, 2 February , 2019

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Phil Shea

15 February 2019

Sincere condolences to Kelly, Tamara, TJ and all of Tom's Family.
A very brave man.
A wonderful and friendly neighbor in Irishtown and back on the Western part of the Island.
Tom was interesting in that he was always on the go, always moving. Yet in an instant , he would stop and share a yarn.
He seemed to work harder, and put in more hours than anybody... and when not doing that he was having more fun than anyone , and sharing that fun with family, friends and neighbors.
He would always wave when driving down the road , and I think it would take a whole lot of wind to blow the cap off of his head .
A true Islander.

Paula Outhouse

2 February 2019

Sending my deepest sympathies to Kelly, Tamara and TJ. Special thoughts to all the grandsons, too. Today is one of the toughest days you will experience but please know that all of you are in my prayers and remember that God is with you and will comfort you. I have many fond memories of Tom and his family especially when the boys were younger. They certainly enjoyed his company and being at your home. I am not present in body with you today but my thoughts sure are there! Take care of each other and smile while remembering your fondest memories. Hugs ❤️

Tracy Amirault

1 February 2019

Washer tournaments, deep fried Turkey, wheeler rides, camp road, Sambuca, seagull eggs, cutting the head off a chicken, digging up all your carrots, camp fires and smore shots, Dunromin and NB... and these are just a few of the memories I have with you. There are just too many to pick from, but one thing remains true in each and every one - you always had smile, you always took care of your people and made everyone feel welcome and loved, and you always did it with a smile.
I am so lucky Jason introduced me to you and Kelly. You became family and part of my life forever. Thank you for that. ❤ The memories we created will live on in the stories we will tell.... and there are many.
My deepest sympathy to my friend Kelly who had to say goodbye to her soulmate and husband, I'm so so sorry for your heartache. Tamara and TJ, who had to say goodbye to their father way too soon, my heart aches for you both and the time that you lost. And to all who knew Tommy well - we will remember.
Miss you forever, Elmer. ❤.

Richard Stern

31 January 2019

Liz and I will greatly miss Tommy's always smiling face down at the Camp, and whenever we wanted someone to check on things, or cut down a potentially dangerous tree branch, he was there to help. It was always quite a sight when he was sitting outdoors in the hot tub. I would have liked to come to the funeral, but Liz is only 2 weeks post-op from her knee replacement, and can't sit in a car, or be left alone for a day, yet. Anyway, we both send our best wishes and condolences to the family.

Laurie Thurber

31 January 2019

Tom was always a person that knew how to make me smile. He always had a kind word and a funny joke. He will be greatly missed. ♡

Natalie & Bruce Isles

31 January 2019

Dear Kelly, Tamara, TJ, grandchildren & Tom's extended family,

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin & friend. May all of your memories grow sweeter with time. Hugs to all of you.

Marcella Grist

30 January 2019

So many laughs and memories of Tom over the past few years. He made our camping trips to Brier one of a kind from mowing the field, making sure we had the portable fire pit, wash box game after washer box game the beer always went down smooth. He even convinced me to eat a raw clam said they taste good. Not so much. Tom was one of a kind with his side kick Kelly by his side. Rest easy Tom you may not be with us this year camping in body but we will feel your soul. Cheers my friend until we meet again. ❤️

Deann Merritt

30 January 2019

So sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. We have some great memories of partying with all of you at the camp. Tom was always a super host and great cook. May you rest in peace. Love Deanna and Glenn

Sheila MacKenzie

30 January 2019

Camping at Brier Island is not only perfect because of the wonderful geography, wildlife, trails, etc. It is because of the people there. We met Tom and Kelly on our first camping trip to the island, and they are one of the reasons we have returned over and over. Beautiful, caring, and generous people. One year we were camping, and the weather wasn't fantastic, so no hiking that day. Tom and Kelly come down the road with a load of firewood, a barbecue grill, deer steaks, and the washer toss game. It was such a great afternoon that ran into the evening. We will definitely miss seeing Tom on our next visit, but I can still hear his laugh and picture his big smile. Beautiful Soul!
Sympathy to Kelly and the whole family.
Sheila and Scott Myers

Krista Oswald

30 January 2019

My deepest sympathy to all of the family. Tom was a kind, wonderful man. He always had a smile, even through difficult times. Remember the good times and the deep love he had for all of you. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Love and hugs!


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