Edmunds, Thomas Edward

EDMUNDS: It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas ‘Tom’ Edward Edmunds announces his passing at the age of 74, on the evening of May 29, 2016, at the Souris Health Centre. Tom was born on October 9, 1941, in Souris, the eldest son of Tom and Hattie (Pearce) Edmunds. He was raised on the family farm, northwest of town, with his six siblings. As a boy, Tom developed a love of baseball, hunting and fishing, which he maintained his whole life. He attended school in Souris, and once he completed Grade 11, he dedicated his professional life to working full time on the family farm. In 1970, Tom married the love of his life, Margaret Livingston. Together, they raised three children — Keith, David and Megan. Through the years, Tom enjoyed competitive curling, attending minor hockey games in the region and beyond as well as camping with family and friends. A natural-born farmer, Tom worked until he and Margaret moved to Souris in the fall of 2005, at which time he began to ease into retirement. Tom was predeceased by his parents, infant brother David, sister Gwen (Setter), brothers-in-law Terry Binions and Jack Dufily and Doug Livingston. He is survived by his wife Margaret, his children Keith (Joanne), David (Lisa), Megan (Mark), and his siblings Joan Dufily, Barb (Dennis) Janz, Lorna Binions, Clair (Sharon), Craig (Lisa), brother-in-law Bruce Setter. Remembering Tom lovingly as “Grumpy” are his grandchildren — Josh, Nick, Brady, Zach, Brookelyn, Noah, Caybree, Riley and Hattie. Also mourning his loss are Aunt Minnie Pearce, sister-in laws Pat Nickel (Bob Donaldson) and Sandra Livingston, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. A celebration of Tom’s life was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris on Friday, June 3. In memory of Tom, in lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to the Parkinsons Society Manitoba or to a charity of your choice.

 “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”

15 thoughts on “Edmunds, Thomas Edward”

  1. Our sincerest thoughts are with you all in the loss of such a special man to you all. May the love of your family and friends help you through this difficult time.

    Bill, AnnElla, Sarah & Matthew Kruk

  2. l met Tommy and David about 30 years ago while asking to hunt on his land.
    He was a great guy and we always stopped in to chat whenever out his way.Sorry for your loss..

  3. Sadly missed and lots of great memories hunting and working on the farm with Tom, my dad Harry Pearce and Toms brother Clair. We lived only a couple of miles apart and the Edmunds family was like a second family to me. Many days spent together working and playing.

  4. Sorry to read of Tom’s passing. Thinking of all the family at this sad time.

  5. It is with great sadness when I heard about the passing of Tom. I have many fond memories of him. He will always be remembered as a Man Of The Earth because of his life dedication to farming. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Margaret, his children and the Edmunds Family. He is gone but will never be forgotten.

  6. Deepest Sympathy, to all of
    the Edmunds family! Our thoughts
    and prayers are with all of you. He
    was a very special man and will
    be missed!

  7. What a long, hard struggle for Tom and the entire Edmund’s Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss, but thankful that Tom is at peace.

    Keep all your good memories close to your heart.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time in your lives.

  8. David, Lisa and family
    So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  9. My heart is sad to hear of Tom’s passing. I will be thinking and keeping you in my prayers.

  10. Our deepest sympathies. Tom will be forever remembered as a special character in my childhood. He has always been a man to be admired. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Margaret, and your children at this sad time .

  11. Sending our deepest sympathy to Margaret and all the family .Our thoughts and prayers are with you .
    Ron and Joan Saunderson and family

  12. To the Edmunds Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
    Dean and Donna(Kelesnik)Couvier

  13. Condolences to all your family at the loss of Tom. He is fondly remembered.
    Dennis and Rita

  14. Dear Margaret and family,
    I just learned of your loss of your husband. Evelyn Holley informed me. Although I did not know Tom, I see from the condolences on-line that he was a marvellous man. I extend my most sincere sympathies to you and yours.

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