With sadness we announce the passing of
Thomas Robert Marshall
Tuesday April 7th, 2015 in
Surrey Memorial Hospital, Surrey, B.C. After a brief illness with his
family at his side.
A service will be held on
May 2nd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at
Saviour’s Pro Cathedral in Nelson, B.C.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas “Tom” Robert Marshall on Tuesday April 7, 2015. Tom passed away after a short, but brave battle with cancer with his loving family by his side. Tom is survived by his wife of 56 years, Rose-Anne. He leaves behind son Robert and daughter-in-law Tannis and his grandsons Elliott and Oliver. Along with, Brother –in-law George Zabawa (Carolyn), nieces Kathy-Jean(Laurent) and Carol-Anne( Richard) and nephews Joe (Carola), Don (Alvie), and Allen . He will also be missed by Sister –in-law Betty Marshall and many great nieces and nephews.
Tom enjoyed watching “the pride of his life”, his grandsons Elliott and Oliver, playing baseball, hockey and taking them to his own sandy spot on Kootenay Lake in the summer. Tom was an avid and passionate sportsman. He played baseball from an early age through school and well into his later years in life, hanging up his glove after Old Timers Soft Ball. He also coached Boys Baseball for many years with son Rob on the team, continuing coaching even after Rob had graduated. He was an avid supporter of the Nelson Maple Leafs and was an active member of the Booster Club. Tom was also a fine bowler. He enjoyed gardening and was especially proud of his Red Geraniums.
Tom was born on July 9, 1933 in Creston, B.C. His family later moved to Nelson when he was 8 years old. Tom attended Central school, Nelson Junior High and Nelson Senior High school. He began working at Malkins wholesale grocery in 1952 continuing with them until they closed in 1982. Shortly after, he transferred to Kelly Douglas in Cranbrook, B.C. Tom later moved to Nanaimo and continued working with them until his retirement in 1989.
A special thanks to our amazing friends and neighbours Fran and Buck Crawford and Judy and Jim Robertson.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the St Saviour’s Memorial Fund or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 11:00AM at St Saviour’s Procathedral Nelson, B.C.