Thompson Funeral Home

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Thomas Hamilton Quail

October 13, 1934July 25, 2020

It is with profound sorrow that the family of Thomas Hamilton Quail announce his passing at Markham Stouffville Hospital on Saturday, July 25, 2020. He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 59 years, Margaret, his daughter Alison (Chris Ginther), his son John, as well as his grandchildren Alexander and William. Tom is survived by his sister Georgina (Leslie Dunn) who will miss him dearly. He will be fondly remembered by his extended family and friends.

Special thank you to the Nurses and Doctors of the Palliative Care unit. Due to Covid-19 there will not be a funeral service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Quail family.


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Simon Shapiro

August 2, 2020

I'm so sad to hear of this loss. Tom hired me at Imperial Oil and I worked with him subsequently on a number of occasions. He was smart, inquisitive and thoughtful. More important, he was kind. A real gentleman! May his memory be a comfort to you.

Georgia Roxborough

August 2, 2020

I worked with Tom in the mid 90’s as I had the office next door at 55 St.Clair. I was on assignment as a newby to implement Exxon security controls audit practises.
Tom was a help to me & a shoulder to whine on. I loved his quirky sense of humour and Brit accent & expressions.

My condolences to the Quail family. Peace be with you.


Gordon Ross

August 2, 2020

Tom was a very kind and thoughtful member of my Department on St. Clair Avenue. He had returned? from an assignment to Exxon in Florham Park NJ when I was off with Encephalitis. He phoned my wife to express his concern and tell her I had been a valued member of their Fuel Oil Delivery Automation team with Marketing Dept. We carpooled from Thornhill for short time I was back at work and continued at Esso St. Clair a number of years before he joined the Toronto North Annuitants briefly in late 1980s? He will be Sadly Missed as a Kind and Trusting Human Being and Supportive of junior employees in his Department.

Leslie Dunn

July 28, 2020

Dear Margaret, John, Alison, Chris, Alex and Will,

Georgie and I are deeply saddened by Tom's passing. So many years and so many memories...a lifetime. That is what will carry us through this difficult time and beyond.

We will be thinking of you all and send our love,
Leslie and Georgie

Terry, Jacqueline and Clare Gabrielle

July 28, 2020

Dear Margaret, Alison, John, Chris, Alex and Will,

There are no words that will accurately describe my only uncle. I can only be thankful for a lifetime of laughter, great advice and support. My special memories include: games after Christmas dinner, advice on privacy when camping in an echoey caravan in Prince Edward Island, how to truly select a book from a bookstore and NEVER force a jigsaw puzzle piece into place. Life lessons I continue to live by.

I am also thankful because I always knew I could count on Uncle Tom as he truly cared for all his nephews and nieces. We were richly blessed to have him as part of our life.

So glad you are my family.
All our love,
Terry, Jacqueline and Clare

Graham McCluggage

July 27, 2020

This is really sad. So many memories from blue satin trousers in 1961, Coleen, the boxer, in Maidenhead. Being shown round London. Delivering political leaflets. Bits of Canada and the USA. Being introduced to proper Science Fiction and learning not to suffer fools quietly. Weird drinks with Leslie at a Scottish night somewhere. Driving round the back end of Fermanagh. Enjoying his company, sporadically, through the last 60 years.
Just weird that he's not there anymore with the bad joke and the wink.
So very sorry we can't be there but, Auntie Margaret, John, Alison & Chris and the boys, you know we're thinking of you all.

Jeremy Graham

July 27, 2020

So sad to hear that Uncle Tom has passed away, was very fitting that the last time I sat and talked with him was in a Waterstones bookshop in Piccadilly
RIP Uncle Tom

Barb and Herzl Glaizel

July 26, 2020

Dear Margaret, Alison, Chris, John and family
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of our special colleague and friend Tom.
Tom’s smile, laughter, love of family, wink in his eye, story telling, love of politics and his loyal friendship will always be remembered.
May all your good memories keep you strong.
Barb and Herzl Glaizel.