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Photo de Thomas Arthur BALLIET
Fiche créée le : 2004-08-01
Thomas Arthur BALLIET
Père : Bill BALLIET
Mère : Johanna
Décès le : 2004-08-01
Parution : 2004-08-05
Conjoint(e) : Judy Balliet
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Mr. Thomas Arthur Balliet February 10, 1948 - August 05, 2004 Funeral arrangements by Sands Funeral Chapel (Duncan) BALLIET, Thomas Arthur, passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 1, 2004, at the age of 56. Tom was predeceased by his parents Bill in July 1998, and Johanna in August 2003. Tom is survived by his wife Judy, two daughters and sons-in-law Shellie (Morgan) Harrison, and Bev (Chris) Baslee. He is also survived by his 4 precious grandchildren Ryan & Autumn Harrison, and Emilie & Scott Baslee, special mother-in-law Vi LeRoy. Surviving their brother Tom are his sister Dianna (Ron) Ikona, and his brother Bill (Lilia) Balliet. Also survived by two aunts, Tillie Jaeger and Mildred Hauk, niece Melissa Balliet and nephew Stephen Balliet. Tom, the eldest of 3 children, was born February 10, 1948 in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He was named after his uncle who was killed overseas in World War 2 - his name was always a source of pride to him. When Tom was 8 years old, the family moved to Duncan, B.C., which remained his home. He attended school in the valley, and has many lifelong friends here. Tom and Judy married January 27, 1967, raising two beautiful daughters – his pride and joy. His daughters and grandchildren were the light of his life – being a “Poppa” made him beam. Tom’s love of cars started at an early age, his eyes lit up at the sight of older refurbished cars. He loved “cruising” in his red and white Edsel, and later in his red mustang convertible. He worked in the service department of many car dealerships in the valley over the years. As a young man, he started with Evans Motors, also working for Gary Hawe’s, Peter Baljet’s, and for many years at John Hindle’s, up to the time of his passing. Tom enjoyed his work, and being around people – as Tom called it (with his never-ending sense of humor) - “the motoring public”. Tom also loved music; he started playing guitar at a young age. As a teenager, he played with the Ambassadors, and then for many years with the Midnight Special. Band practices at home, with the Ambassadors, would “rock the neighborhood”. He loved playing guitar, and enjoyed many years playing in the bands. Tom was a volunteer firefighter with the Duncan Fire Department in the 70’s and was a member of the team that fought the K & R fire in Duncan. Tom was a gentle soul, a kind man with a heart of gold who touched the lives of many. Always the first to help others, and would never utter a word of complaint. He had that special quality of adding humor to situations – he loved to see others smile and laugh. He was a very devoted son, especially during his parent’s illnesses – always putting their needs first. I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one. I'd like to leave an after flow of smiles when life is done. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways. Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun. Of happy memories that I leave when life is done. At Tom’s request, there will be no funeral service. There will be a private family gathering on Friday, August 6. In memory of Tom, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., Box 73, Duncan, B.C. V9L 3X1. So sadly missed and with us always, now re-united with Mom and Dad. Rest now Tom (Dad, Poppa). We love you. SANDS OF DUNCAN 746-5212 “Sign the Book of Condolence at”


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