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JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Thomas Jonathan Brockway

March 6, 1952November 30, 2019
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Thomas Jonathan Brockway of Bedford, NS passed away peacefully, surrounded by his partner, siblings and children on Saturday November 30th, 2019.

Tom is survived by his partner Wendy Hamm of Chester, his sons Tom (Kerrie Lee) and Jason (Leanne), Tom and Jason’s mother Maureen (Quigley), siblings David (Joyce), Karen (Tom George), Wanda (Brad Morgan), Monty, Vicki (Tom Brake), Roger (Sandra), grandchildren Brent, Ryan, Adam and Kate, as well as sister in-law Pat and many nieces and nephews. Tom is predeceased by his parents Reginald and Jean (Sheppard) and his brother Barry.

Tom was an entrepreneur, father, grandfather, partner, brother, uncle, friend and humanitarian who was second to none. He could be found doing various tasks at his cottage in Newburne regularly, and he loved hosting company there for an afternoon, a meal or sometimes an overnight visit. His first love was music, and he began playing guitar at a young age inspired by the Brockway Brothers radio show, which consisted of his father and his father’s siblings. His lifelong passion for music carried on as he was recording his own music until very recently. Tom loved exploring his roots and visiting family in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. His love for his siblings, in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends cannot be expressed with words, but he had a special way of letting people know how he felt.

Tom had a career in the electrical industry that spanned 48 years. Starting in contracting, moving to distribution, on to manufacturing and eventually to starting his own business in manufacturer’s representation in 1988, in which he was still actively participating. Tom was a passionate leader in this industry and was an active member of several associations and industry related organizations, both locally and nationally. His void will be felt, and he will be missed by his vast network of colleagues.

There will be a celebration of Tom’s life on Thursday December 5th at 10:00 am at J. A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Dr., Halifax, NS, followed by a reception at the same location. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Feed Nova Scotia or Special Olympics Nova Scotia, two causes near and dear to Tom’s heart.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Reception Thursday, December 5, 2019

Memories

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Greg Stephenson

December 9, 2019

My sincere condolences to Tom's family, friends and colleagues. Tom was a great man and a great teacher. Always many words of wisdom for us in the electrical industry. I will miss seeing him and our conversations.

Bob Pollard

December 7, 2019

Lyn and I were sadden to hear to Tom's passing. We will always have the memory of this engaging smile, warm heart and cheerful words, we shared at many EFC gatherings.
He will be missed by many across the nation and his family.
He will fondly be remembered. His spirit and kindness are unique!

David Randall

December 7, 2019

My sincere condolences to Jason and the Brockway family. Tom was one of the friendliness people I ever met, he always had time for a chat and a story or two. He will be greatly missed.

Cherie Brockway

December 5, 2019

My hearts breaks at the loss of such a wonderful human being. I have only fond memories of Uncle Tom. He was a loving, kind hearted person with a smile to light up a room, he will be missed dearly.
Sorry I can’t be there to send him off, I’ll be thinking of you all.
Condolences, Cherie xx.

Tom Fredericks

December 4, 2019

I only recently came to know Tom Sr. As all have noted, he was a really descent man; full of fun; no trace of harm in his bones and generous to a fault. I’m at a loss to extol his virtues.

He set a standard for all to strive to in the few short years we have. He was a remarkable man by what I knew of him and all accounts. No matter the pain, with his life being ever so short, Tom’s is one truly worthy of celebration. May we all strive to espouse his great qualities and become the great humanitarian he was. Love to family.

Geno Sajko

December 4, 2019

Tom, I just heard. I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew your dad a short while but I enjoyed every minute I spent with him, esp in Scotland.

Jim Griffin

December 4, 2019

Shocked to hear of Tom's passing. I grew up in with Tom and will always remember his friendship and sense of humour. He was as pleasant a person as you could ever want to know.
Also, you can't think of Tom without remembering the musician within him. RIP Tom.

Keith Wight

December 4, 2019

We were shocked and saddened when we
heard of Tom' passing . I like to think that
we were friends through our working life and we did enjoy some good times.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Virginia & Keith Wight


William Young

December 3, 2019

Our sincere condolences to Wendy, Tom , Jason and Tom’s extended family on his passing. We knew Tom in his capacity as manufacturers representative for electrical products. We always enjoyed Tom’s visits as he was always very professional, cheerful and willing to assist in any to develop a positive business relationship.
William and Barbara Young
Annapolis Valley, NS

Ron Whitman

December 3, 2019

To Jason and the entire Brockway Family ,
May I express my sincere condolences to you and your family.
I was so saddened and surprised to hear of Tom’s passing. I had the pleasure and privilege to know Tom for the past twenty five plus years through the Electrical Industry.
One cannot say enough about him as he was one of the nicest, friendliest and helpful people within the Industry. Although at times a competitor, he was a Class Act, always Professional, always a true Gentleman with an incredible sense of humour.
We shared many an Industry BBQ, and Distributor Trade Show together during these times and Tom always had a story or two to tell during these events.
You are greatly missed Tom but the fond memories will always bring a smile to all that knew you.
Rest In Peace my friend,
Your friend ( and formerCompetitor),
Ron ( Slim), Whitman