Thomas Albert Broad of Kamloops, BC passed on July 21, 2020
at the age of 84. He is survived by his loving wife Glady Ann Broad and his
children James (spouse Patricia) Broad, Peggy-Jo Broad, and Thomas (spouse
Candace) Broad. He will be greatly missed by his grand children Carrie-Lynn
Davies, Michael Davies, Lyrae Broad, Zan Broad, Jacqueline Broad, Karlie Broad,
and Kassandra Broad. Thomas was also dearly loved by his many great grand
children Brodie Campbell, Kacia Campbell, Mathew Hall, Isobel Hall, Ava Alcock,
Lexi Alcock, Nyah Alcock, Tayven Alcock, and Addilyne Broad. Thomas was
pre-deceased by his daughter Kathy-Jo Davies and his brother John Broad.
Tom was born in Toronto Ontario in 1934 and was raised in
the town of Dunnville Ontario. In 1971
he made the bold move to start his career as a millwright in Port Alice,
BC. He was always a hard working man who
helped others and while living on Vancouver Island he volunteered as a fireman
and began his involvement with the PPWC. After leaving Port Alice the family
moved to Robert’s Creek on the Sunshine Coast. After a short time on the
Sunshine Coast Tom moved to Kamloops in 1976.
He began working at the local Weyerhaeuser pulp mill where he worked
until his retirement.
Tom enjoyed many hobbies such as building and fixing items
in his shop, hunting, fishing, and growing his prized tomatoes. Whenever anyone
popped by one of the first things he would often say was “so, what’s happenin’
in the world today?”, he could never start his day without checking the weather
channel, and Monday coffee days with the “old boys” was his favorite day of the
week. He had many nick names like “Mr. Hose” since he always had a garden hose
in his hands, “Mr. Level and Square” because everything had to be built and
arranged just so, and of course when he was shooting he was known as “Homer
Hipshot” seeing as all of his grand kids and great grand kids knew him as Poppa
Homer. He was greatly loved by many people in this world and he was truly a
character that will be sorely missed by all.
A Graveside service will be held for family and extended
family at 11 am on Thursday July 30th at Hillside Cemetery with
Steven Hare officiating. A small drop-in
gathering will be held for friends and family after the service at 1:30 pm at
227 Walnut Ave. and memorial donations may be made to any of the following: Heart
and Stroke Foundation, Lung Association, or the Kidney Foundation.
Thank-you on behalf of the entire family to everyone that
was a part of Tom’s health care team that tried to make his time here as
comfortable as possible.