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THOMAS ALLAN (TOM) ORR (SGT. RTD)
Date of Passing: Jun 06, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
THOMAS ALLAN (TOM) ORR (SGT. RTD)
Tom will be sorely missed by his wife Faye Orr; son Chad (Cindy) Orr; daughter Deanna (Andrew) Wilson; grandchildren, Alycia, Cara, Tyrell (Jerusha), Walker, Fletcher, Emma, Abby, Rachel; great-granddaughter Asher; his sisters and brother; brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1947 to Allan and Alice Orr. Tom was the youngest of a family of four children and grew up in beautiful Northern Ontario. At 19 years of age, Tom took the train to Regina and began his career as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Tom was a very proud Mountie and served for over 35 years in various communities throughout Manitoba as well as "D" Division Headquarters in Winnipeg. Tom met the love of his life Faye while stationed in Rossburn, Manitoba. The couple were soon married and raised two children while moving from detachment to detachment. In the early 80s the family settled in Winnipeg, where Tom coached and cheered from the sidelines in various sports his children played, and took up his favourite pastime, golf. Tom was a consummate family man who truly loved his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of their accomplishments and always loved to hear about their latest exploits.
The family would like to thank the various doctors and nurses who supported Tom during his health journey, including specifically Dr. Brian Rumbolt, Dr. Woo and Dr. Verrelli and the dialysis team at St. Boniface Hospital.
A small service in keeping with current restrictions will be held in Winnipeg on Monday, June 14.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
Ours was a great love-story
that will continue on someday
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Book please visit www.chapellawn.ca
Chapel Lawn Funeral Home
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021
Condolences & Memories (4 entries)
Faye and family, so sorry to hear about your husband and dad, My dad worked with Tom and I went to school with his kids. He was a great man and he will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Heather Anderson (My dad work with him) on: Jun 15, 2021
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. A good friend to me as a new recruit out of training and stationed to Rossburn. Condolences from, Bob and Betty Ann Gass. - Posted by: Robert and Betty Ann Gass (Bob was stationed with Tom in Rossburn. ) on: Jun 14, 2021
My Sympathies to the family. - Posted by: Mary Merrell Scharfe (From a young age, grew up with Tom in Swastiks) on: Jun 13, 2021
My condolences to Faye and Tom’s family…. I grew up with Tom in Swastika, we are the same age so in a four room school, we were together in every grade from 1-8… also went to the same church so Sunday School was a must. Tom’s dad worked for my dad, our families were all very close…. Rest peacefully my old friend, maybe you can find my brother, David, up there and have a drink together - Posted by: Linda (Betty) Taylor Draddy (Old friend ) on: Jun 13, 2021
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