RATHWELL, Thomas W. On Sunday, December 12, 2004 in his 54th year at Smiths Falls General Hospital. Surrounded by his loving and caring family, Mom Melody, Danny, Eddie, Ernest and friends, after a brave and dignified battle with cancer. Best friend and loving son of Erma (Rathwell) McCumber of Smiths Falls and the late Loyde S. Rathwell. Fond brother of Melody Mercier (Brian) of North Gower, Danny (Darlene), Edward (Penny) of Alberta and Ernest (Delenne) and Robert Allan predeceased. Dear nephew of Edith Johnston, Eileen Johnston (Clarence predeceased), William and Edna Merton both predeceased. Dear uncle of Daniel, Derrick, Darla, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Michelle, Loyde, Sarah, Brandy, Jesse, Heather, Curtis, Alison, Andrew, Brandon, Liam, Dylon and Nicholas. Tom will be sadly missed by his dear and faithful friends, Bernice Morphy, Jean Johnston and Elizabeth Gray. Friends will be received at Lee Cummings Funeral Home North Gower, on Wednesday, 2 to 7 p.m. and for funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday. Spring interment at St. John's Cemetery, Innisville. In remembrance donations to the Building Fund of Calvary Bible Church, Smiths Falls or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 12/14/2004.