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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Thomas Kuuskman

June 2, 1954May 20, 2020

KUUSKMAN, Thomas Ivar - Tom Kuuskman passed away peacefully and suddenly at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 65.

Tom was born in Sault Ste. Marie to Alex and Virve Kuuskman on June 2, 1954. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his son Sheldon (mother Melanie Johns), brother Peter (Mary), twin sister Linda Gorman (Patrick), nieces Tara Kuuskman (Travers Hobbs), Katherine Kuuskman, Michaela Kuuskman (Jared Shilson), and great-nephews Lincoln Kim and Beau Hobbs. Loving friend of Leona Taylor.

Tom graduated from Bawating Collegiate and Vocational School in 1973 and Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1977. He was proud of his 37 year partnership at CAS Accounting Services with Jim Landry and his experiences as a real estate agent with Royal LePage Northern Advantage. Tom loved family gatherings, telling jokes and laughing, discussing politics and connecting with people. Tom’s fondest memories were spending quality time with his son “Speedy” Sheldon while attending Greyhound games, camping in northern Michigan and driving around Sault Ste. Marie to watch construction equipment in action.

A funeral service will be held at a future date when physical distancing restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque or online) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

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Vicki Caicco

May 25, 2020

To the Kuuskman Family -

We would like to extend our sincere condolences for the untimely passing of Tom. When we think of Tom, we smile because whenever we met up with him you always left his company with a smile. It is our hope that the pain of loss will soon be replaced by warm memories - smiles and laughter.

Vicki & Vince Caicco

Carol Rouleau

May 25, 2020

Dear Sheldon. So sorry to hear of your dad’s death. He was so proud of you and shared. often about your fun adventures together. Take care and give your mom a big hug. . Carol and Liam

Linda Alloi

May 23, 2020

I felt a connection with Tom in high school. We each had a twin sibling -fraternal. and another brother. I have fond memories of having Tom as my shuffle-board partner and sharing a jug of draft. We spoke at every hockey game and I am so saddened and shocked to hear of his sudden passing. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. RIP Tom.

Kevin Herbert

May 23, 2020

I was saddened to read about Tom’s passing. It truly was a pleasure to have gotten to know Tom over the years both professionally as my real estate agent when I moved back to the sault 2 years ago and personally as a fellow greyhounds fan. I will greatly miss seeing and chatting him at the games and around town. My thoughts are with his family at this difficult time, and especially with his son Sheldon, who’s friendliness and friendship at the games led me to meeting his dad Tom several years ago. I will very much miss hearing Tom talk about all the adventures and great times he and Sheldon enjoyed together!

Patricia Pihlaja

May 22, 2020

We were shocked to hear of Tom's sudden passing. I would always catch up with him once a year at tax time - he loved to tell stories and was always interested in how our family was doing. He will be greatly missed....
Our sincere condolences to Tom's family.

Donalma Shoust

May 22, 2020

So sorry Melanie and Sheldon for your sudden loss.I know Sheldon will really miss his dad and the time they spent together.You are both in our thoughts and prayers.
Donalma Shoust

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KUUSKMAN, Thomas Ivar - Tom Kuuskman passed away peacefully and suddenly at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at the age of 65. Tom was born in Sault Ste. Marie to Alex and Virve Kuuskman on June 2, 1954. He was loved and will be greatly missed by his son Sheldon (mother Melanie Johns), brother Peter (Mary), twin sister Linda Gorman (Patrick), nieces Tara Kuuskman (Travers Hobbs), Katherine Kuuskman, Michaela Kuuskman (Jared Shilson), and great-nephews Lincoln Kim and Beau Hobbs. Loving friend of Leona Taylor. Tom graduated from Bawating Collegiate and Vocational School in 1973 and Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1977. He was proud of his 37 year partnership at CAS Accounting Services with Jim Landry and his experiences as a real estate agent with Royal LePage Northern Advantage. Tom loved family gatherings, telling jokes and laughing, discussing politics and connecting with people. Tom’s fondest memories were spending quality time with his son “Speedy” Sheldon while attending Greyhound games, camping in northern Michigan and driving around Sault Ste. Marie to watch construction equipment in action. A funeral service will be held at a future date when physical distancing restrictions are lifted. Memorial donations may be made (payable by cheque or online) to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website obituaries to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.

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