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Born: Jul 28, 1929

Date of Passing: Nov 26, 2016

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THOMAS WALTER SIDEBOTTOM July 28, 1929 November 26, 2016 Tom was born in St. Boniface Hospital and was a lifelong resident of St. Vital. He was predeceased by his brother George who fell in the Second World War, his father George and his mother Winnifred. He leaves behind wife Arla (nee Button); daughter Kathy and husband Kevin McCaw; son Thomas George and wife Jenia; daughter Diane and husband Cliff Roulston; and the apples of his eye grandchildren, Angela Pittman and husband Mike, Leanne Florence and husband Mike, Dana Sidebottom and Bryant and Anthea Roulston, and his great- grandchildren, Carter and Brooklyn Pittman. Tom had a multitude of occupations most notably Real Estate and Property Development and was thrilled to have a street named after him in St. Vital. He was a lifelong member of the United Church most recently Meadowood United, the Rotary and was passionate about his Masonic life being a Past Master of Three Pillars Lodge, a Past Grand Junior Deacon, a past TPGM of the Scottish Rite and a Past Potentate of Khartum Temple of the Shrine. He enjoyed his St. Vital Breakfast Club and the many friends he had from all aspects of his life most recently from Vic Wyatt House. He was always quick with a quip and a joke and was always willing to lend an ear and a hand. He was a raconteur of note and loved to spin yarns and tell tales of the adventures he had throughout his life. Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m. at the Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave. (across from Brookside Cemetery). In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to the Shrine Transportation Fund, 1155 Wilkes Ave., Winnipeg, R3P 1B9. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200
Publish Date: Dec 10, 2016

THOMAS WALTER SIDEBOTTOM On Saturday, November 26, 2016 Tom Sidebottom passed to the Grand Lodge above. A memorial service will take place on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue (across from Brookside Cemetery). A longer obituary notice will follow on Saturday, December 10, 2016. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

Publish Date: Dec 3, 2016

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 10, 2016

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Mr. Sidebottom was a regular customer for years at the Louis Riel Public Library. Although we have not seen him in the last while because of his health issues, we will miss his friendly presence at the library. - Posted by: Crystal Mitchell (library employee) on: Dec 13, 2016

  • We will certainly miss such a fine gentleman. In all the years I, Harry Rosenbaum, have been aquainted with Tom, (34 years) I had never heard an untoward comment ever made about him nor by him about any other. God knows that is not a feat people can usually be blessed to admit to. He had always been a confidant of mine and when issues arose, which would break certain individuals, one could always rely on the fact that Tom would be the guiding star. I and my wife, Hope, always felt that Tom was a substitute as a parent, if one can imagine that. His smile was like a reminder of the good things to come. Lady Arla, we certainly cannot imagine the pain & suffering the 2 of you endured during this dark time & wish you peace and comfort henceforth. - Posted by: Harry & Hope Rosenbaum (Friends ) on: Dec 10, 2016

  • I knew him as "Mr. Sidebottom" and as a great and long time friend of my parents, Bob and Rae Spear. My dad was especially close to Tom as they were kindred spirits for sure. Tom introduced my dad to many little out of the way restaurants and watering holes in Winnipeg and dad always came back with entertaining tales of their outings. He will be greatly missed I know and I offer my condolences to the family. - Posted by: Catherine Moss (friend of the family) on: Dec 10, 2016

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