Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre

1001 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, ON


Thomas Diamond

April 6, 1947January 2, 2020

Thomas Diamond, 72, passed away after a lengthy illness on Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 in Guelph Gen. Hospital. Born April 6th, 1947 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Tom and his wife Ellen immigrated to Canada in 1971. Tom worked for 25 years at Caterpillar Canada and also worked at Walker Exhaust in Cambridge, ON.

Tom is survived by his wife Ellen, daughter Lesley Anne (Diamond) Rice and her partner Paul Jones. He was the proud grandfather of Lauren and Vivian rice. Tom had family members and friends in Scotland and Ontario.

Tom enjoyed travelling and was an avid gardener. He was also a Master Mason for 50 years. Friends and family enjoyed his sense of humour.

At his request, cremation has been held at Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S. on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020. At a later date there will be a celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to GRH, St Joseph'sHealth Center or Guelph Gen. Hospital. Many thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at these institutions for their assistance. Special thank you to Sue Basler for her support.


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Ildiko and Nicholas Beermann

January 11, 2020

Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace Tom. You will be missed so much. We will always treasure the memory of our times together by the pool, sipping beer enjoying the wonderful heat and sunshine and immersed in some interesting conversation. Your kindness, gentle and funny nature will always stay with us. You will always remain Ildiko's Shaun Connery.

George Ward

January 10, 2020

I first met Tom in November 1973 on my first day of work at Caterpillar of Canada. My first day at CAT was with Tom in the planning department. Our friendship started on that day and will last forever. We shared many good times together. Tom was a good fellow and will be missed.

Nancy Haney

January 7, 2020

So very sad to hear about this great guy. I have such lovely memories of him here in Panama. A true gentleman and so much fun to be around.
My thoughts are with you, Ellen. Please take care.
Sincerely, Nancy

Isobel & George Baird

January 7, 2020

Too many wonderful memories to put down. The great time we all had in Panama. Dinners here at our home and barbecues at Tom and Ellen.'s dances at the Rangers and Caterpillar dances . Great memories shared with great friends

Sheila McColl (Murray)

January 7, 2020

Dear Ellen and family

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Sheila xxx

PAtricia Cairns

January 7, 2020

Dear Ellen. I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing . I am glad I got to meet the both of you during Marilyn's visit . May your fond memories carry you through this sad time

James Dalziel

January 7, 2020

Wonderful memory when we met up in 1981
Will miss you ‘Bigman’ but will never forget the Good Times we had Love to you & Family Ellen In my thoughts and Prayers.

Ted Stam

January 6, 2020

Dear Ellen and family:

Deepest sympathy to the family of Tom Diamond​, who passed away on January 02, 2020. I had the opportunity to work with Tom during our working career at Tenneco (Walker Exhaust), Guelph Tool Inc. and at Triton Manufacturing. He was a true gentleman at all times and it was an honour for me to be associated with him even after he retired. God bless the family during this time of love and reflection.