Thomas Barry Holmes
June 10th, 1942 – Oct 30th, 2012
It is with great sadness that we announce Tom’s passing, after a brave battle with cancer. With his head held high, he has departed from this world to be with his mother (Inez), his father (Stuart), and older brother (James).
Tom was born in Regina, and grew up in Herbert, Saskatchewan. He had a very active childhood, and excelled at curling at a young age. He moved to Alberta, then BC in his 20’s and became a successful, focused businessman and entrepreneur. After spending a few years in the lower mainland, he moved to the interior and settled in Kelowna with his family. Later in life, he called Vernon home.
Tom was a man who lived life to the fullest, and by his own rules. He was dearly loved and admired by his many friends and family. Tom was quick to smile, and had an infectious laugh. He had many interests that included flying, boating and gardening. Tom realized a childhood dream when he gained his private pilot’s licence and flew safely to many far-off places. He was also an avid fisherman and loved spending time in the outdoors. He really enjoyed dancing with the love-of-his-life, Roseanne.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Roseanne, his son Stuart (Lana), his grand-daughter Aria, his sisters Jeanne and Wendy (Dan), and his brother Ronald (Sylvia).
There will be a memorial service to celebrate Tom’s life at the Schubert Centre (3505-30th Avenue, Vernon) at 3pm on Saturday, November 10th.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.