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Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel

492 Wellington Street East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

OBITUARY

Thomas Evan Worthing

April 2, 1936May 17, 2020

WORTHING, Thomas Evan - April 2, 1936- May 17, 2020. Peacefully at Sault Area Hospital on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at the age of 84.

Beloved husband and best friend of Nancy (nee Kneafsey) for nearly 63 years. Loving father of Tim (Tammy), late Terry, Evan, and Connie (Juv). Grandpa Tom to Terry (Sara), Johnny (Nicole), Christin, Kaley, Brandon and Liam. Great grandpa to Adelina and Jacob. Son of the late George and Elsie Worthing. Predeceased by his sister Lillian Gay Discher (Laurie) and sister-in-law Patricia Schmahl (Del). Also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Tom would often pull out one of his favorite harmonicas and cheer up those around him with some old favorite tunes. He was a Milk man, Raleigh Sales man, Funeral Grounds Custodian, Long time member of the Trapping Association who trapped beaver and lynx and prepared them for the Hudson Bay Fur Company. Above all his greenhouses were second to none growing the best tomatoes in the land. The flowers he sold were meticulously grown which was evident in the way they flourished. We couldn't count how many car loads we took home to our own gardens. In his spare time he knitted hats which he donated to the less fortunate.

A Country music fan that went to the grand ol' Opry, a Blue Jay's fan, enjoyed vacations in Florida and despite his courageous battle he still enjoyed bowling and a good game of euchre with a glass of wine. He enjoyed the outdoors so much he surrounded himself with it building a few houses in Little Rapids and customizing to suit the family needs.

Special thanks to the extraordinary doctors and nurses that did their best to make our Dad and us comfortable through these trying times.

A family service will be held at Arthur Funeral Home - Barton & Kiteley Chapel on Monday, May 25, 2020 at 11 am. Rev. Pat Woods officiating. Friends are invited to view the service online starting at 11 am and can be viewed anytime up to 90 days, go to www.funeraweb.tv and select Thomas' name. Interment Pine Grove Cemetery, Thessalon. A public Celebration of Life will take place and will be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. 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.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, May 25, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Celebration of Life At A Later Date

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Albert Bisaillon

May 21, 2020

To Nancy, and family we send our prayers and condolences to on the passing of Tom we loved his green houses we bought vegetables from him. we enjoyed working with Tom at Birchland Veneer. and enjoyed his chats at the Lake side park .he will be missed .......Albert And Patsy

Ruby Cullen

May 20, 2020

Nancy. So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. May many fond memories help you through this difficult time. R.I.P. Tom.

Ruby Cullen (Bruce Mines)

Bonnie Findlay

May 20, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about Tom. Please accept my condolences and know I am thinking of the family.

Robin MacDonald

May 19, 2020

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Our families had many a good time together when we lived in Little Rapids. Tom drove school bus for my Dad for a few years.
Tom will be dearly missed by his family and friends. My sincere condolences to Nancy and all the family.

Burnie Thorp

May 19, 2020

Condolences to Nancy & family. Tom's quiet dignity shall be missed.

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