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THOMAS MACLAREN POWELL Peacefully at Markham - Stouffville Hospital, Markham on July 4, 2012 in his 79th year with his family by his side. Loving husband of 50 years to Marie (nee Ajemian) and devoted father to Scott (Leslie) and Nadine (Kevin). Cherished granddad to Morgan, Sam and Mason. Tom immigrated to Toronto from Scotland to start his career as a graphic artist before settling in Winnipeg, where he spent almost 30 years. After a successful career running his own business, Tom Powell Design Studio, Tom and Marie retired to Arbutus Ridge on Vancouver Island in 1991 where he enjoyed 20 great years of friendship, golf and coastal living. Special thanks to the wonderful staff and residents at Amica at Swan Lake where they have been living for the past year. Thank you to Drs. Newton, Dancey and Adams, as well as their support staff, for their ongoing care over the last year. Lastly, special thanks to the amazing doctors and nurses in the Emergency, Critical Care and Palliative units at Markham-Stouffville Hospital. In celebration of Tom's life, a come and go reception will be held at the Summit Golf and Country Club, 11901 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, on Monday, July 9, 2012 between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. Words of remembrance to take place at 6:00 p.m. If desired, donations may be made to the Lung Association or the Parkinson's Society. Online condolences may be made at www.marshallfuneralhome.com.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 07, 2012
Guest Book(4 entries)
- Tom, your reach and influence was likely wider than you knew. You will be missed. May you and your family have Peace.
Jeff Hurst, Winnipeg and The Lake.
- Posted by: Jeff Hurst (Friend) on: Aug 7, 2012
- As a young and very raw designer of 21, Tom took me under his wing and taught me everything I know about design and advertising.
My child bride, Margaret and I felt very much part of the McKim advertising team and as immigrants from Scotland, Marie & Tom "adopted us" as part of their family.
I'll never forget Tom's patience and kindness and he was a major influence on any success I've had in business.
My sincere apologies to Marie, Scott, Nadine and family. I only wish I could have had one more memorable (and hilarious) moment with Tom. I will really miss him.
- Posted by: Nick Maguire (Friend and colleague) on: Jul 31, 2012
- I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing.
I enjoyed every moment working with him in the days when Nick Maguire and I decided we would be the #1 team to usurm Tom and Shirley's position.
Tom always had a excellent sense of humour and I often reflected on those days and in the days we worked together via his own studio.
To Marie (a wonderful half to a great marriage partnership) Scott and Nadine I offer my most sincere condolences and am sorry I could not have been there with you to bid a very fond farewell to an individual I held in extremely high esteem.
- Posted by: Ron Pradinuk (Friend and co-worker) on: Jul 16, 2012
- Dear Marie, Nadine, Scotty, Kevin and kids,
so sorry to hear of Tom's passing..so many
wonderful memories, always of Tom smiling and laughing especially during the Laurelwood Days. How he will be missed! Growing up I thought he was one of the most
honorable men out of my parents circle of friends..he always stayed true to himself over the years as he became more and more successful. Wishing you much love at this difficult time....Rick & Diane Semper, Julia, Katlyn & Megan
- Posted by: Rick and Diane Semper (Friends) on: Jul 13, 2012
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