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DR. PETER TOMY
Born: Mar 23, 1939
Date of Passing: Dec 09, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DR. PETER TOMY
He was predeceased by his parents (Joseph and Shabiha), his brothers (Thomas, Nabih, and infant Nabiel), and his grandson (Joseph). He is survived by Evelyn, his best friend and wife of 54 years, his children, Kathleen, Halim (Zuzana), Kerri (Glenn), and Nadia (Paul). He also leaves behind many cherished grandchildren: Alex, Claire, Eric; Anastasia; Loic, Téa, Manon; Camille and his sisters, Inez, Nesrine, Lorine, and Selwa.
Peter was born and raised in Trinidad. At the young age of 19, he immigrated to Winnipeg by himself. He adjusted to a foreign country and loved the city, even embracing our long winters. Music was his solace, especially during those first few years; his children grew up listening to his extensive record collection. He worked as a porter for VIA Rail, which allowed him to see the rest of Canada. He became a high school math teacher and later pursued studies in medicine. Peter instilled his values of education, work ethic, and the importance of family. He sponsored his four sisters from Trinidad. He also dedicated over 40 years to his family medical practice in Transcona, including following his patients in hospital, assisting in surgery, and practicing obstetrics.
In 1976, Peter and Evelyn built a home in Southdale, Winnipeg and have been there since. Peter absolutely adored his home. Evelyn's remarkable love and strength in caring for Peter fulfilled his wish to remain in his beloved home until his passing.
Peter's family was his greatest treasure in life. His eyes would light up when he smiled - especially when his grandchildren were present. His unconditional love was evident in his adoring gaze, his gentle smile, and in frequently saying "I love you, darling" and "I love you, son." He showered us all with these beautiful phrases.
Alongside a busy medical practice, Peter was actively involved in his children's and grandchildren's lives. He provided them with opportunities he did not have growing up. He coached soccer and watched gymnastic competitions, hockey and ringette games (video-camera in hand). He never seemed to miss a game, including those of his grandchildren. How he loved watching their soccer, hockey, basketball, volleyball games and dance recitals.
Peter was an avid soccer, tennis, and table tennis player. He loved playing table tennis throughout medical school. His children recall their glee when they managed to win a ping-pong match - only to learn Dad had been playing with his non-dominant hand! Were they now up for the challenge of his "good" hand, he would ask with a smile. He also enjoyed playing cribbage and mah-jong. For 31 years, Evelyn, Peter, and his sisters played mah-jong every Friday night. Few events could disrupt this lively (and very loud) game!
Peter enjoyed family vacations. As a young family, they took frequent road trips, including Valleyfair and Apple River. Disneyworld and Christmas in Hawaii were particularly special to him. In later years, Evelyn and Peter made several trips abroad exploring Greece, and Europe.
Peter missed his family back home and returned to the Caribbean when he could, on his own and sometimes with family. Ever sentimental, he always wore his father's watch, long after it stopped keeping time - maybe this explains "Tomy Time!". Each winter, Peter and Evelyn would spend a month with his sisters in a beach cottage in beautiful Barbados. He enjoyed relaxing, walking along the beach with Evelyn, and playing games in familiar climate, culture, and company.
Peter's faith was very important to him. Especially in his later years, he enjoyed attending a weekly mass and an adult faith group.
Peter is remembered as a kind, generous and loving man. He was witty and clever, and his famous one-liners are often quoted by his family. He never lost this gentle charm, and his memory will forever be cherished.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 14, 2021
Condolences & Memories (12 entries)
While at school in Winnipeg with his sister Inez, I helped Peter type up some of his medical thesis. Many good memories! He was always a very kind spoken gentleman. Later on, he was a colleague at San Fernando General Hospital with my husband Dr. Paul Tilluckdharry (deceased 2023). I will never forget that smile! May your soul Rest in Peace, PETER. 🙏🏻❤ Sincere and deepest condolences to the family. Katie. - Posted by: Katie Tilluckdharry (Friend) on: Jul 25, 2023
I helped Peter type some of his thesis. Inez was my good, kind and loving friend. Peter was also my late husband's College at San fernando hospital. Rest in Peace Peter. Katie. - Posted by: Katie tilluckdharry trinidad (Friend of the family) on: Jul 25, 2023
Our condolences to Dr. Tomy’s family. Your write up would make him proud. He was my family doctor since 1983 until the year he retired. He also cared for my husband, our children and in the end our granddaughter as well. He so fondly spoke of his loving wife, his children and grandchildren. He was such a dedicated doctor frequently known to follow up on Sunday afternoons calling at our home with results or just to check in. We have never found another doctor that we have been able to love as much as Dr. Tomy. The world lost a great man but heaven gained an angel. RIP Dr. Tomy - Posted by: Denise and Jim Cousins and family (Patient) on: Jan 08, 2022
Our heartfelt condolences to the entire Tomy family! Dr. Tomy was our family doctor for many years. He was such a warm, gentle, and caring person! He always took the time to listen and was truly interested in your concerns. We miss him. - Posted by: Frank + Ria Dubrow (Patients) on: Dec 15, 2021
Condolences to Mrs Tomy, and the family. I've known Dr Peter Tomy for over forty years, ever since he was my youth soccer coach. I'll always remember his positivity, enthusiasm and kindness. RIP. - Posted by: Andrew Stark (family friend) on: Dec 15, 2021
Dr. Tomy was my family doctor for a number of years. He was always so friendly and gentle and made you feel comfortable. Reading this memorial really shows what an amazing man he was. Condolences to all of his family. - Posted by: Danielle (Patient) on: Dec 14, 2021
Dr Tomy was my physician for 40 years. I feel blessed to have had him in my life. The man you describe in his obituary was the one he was every time I saw him. After I became a parent he always asked how the family was and proudly updated me on his children's lives as well. I have never heard a father speak with more pride. We bumped into each other a few times at Tim’s/Wendy’s after he retired which was always a treat. He was a kind, gentle person. My deepest condolences to all the family. He is missed by many of us. - Posted by: Pat (Patient ) on: Dec 14, 2021
My deepest condolences. Mr. Tomy was our biggest ringette fan and always looked out for us girls. He will be deeply missed by all. He was a huge part of the Southdale Community, forever in our hearts. Tara Wallis - Posted by: Tara Wallis (friends) on: Dec 14, 2021
Our deepest condolences on the loss of a great doctor who always had time to ask how the family was doing. He was my Doctor for over 30 years! We knew Peter, when he still was a student and lived on Spence! Kurt and Ingrid - Posted by: Kurt and Ingrid Fischerh (Patient ) on: Dec 14, 2021
Our deepest Sympathy, Dr. TOMY was our family Doctor, we also had a SON and Daughter. We absolutely loved him. My eldest niece married into the DION Family where Dr. Tomy lived with in I believe in FISHER BRANCH. We often related to his association with the DIONS because we also got to know them well. Myself, my wife and our children WAYNE & SHELLEY, were his Patients since 1970, at the Mall at the Transcona Medical Clinic then moved his Practise to the Clinic on REGENT AVE. Shelley left him after she married in 1998. As all patients we had good times and there were bad times, but Dr. Tomy was always there in his calm, caring manner. I was always wondering how he was doing after he retired. He was our DR. for over 40 years. May our GOOD LORD, hold him in his caring arms forever, BLESS HIM. - Posted by: FRED & EVELYN BOSKO (PATIENT) on: Dec 14, 2021
I offer my condolences to Evelyn and your family on behalf of Eugene, Rose and family. - Posted by: Lise Klein (Bellemare Family) on: Dec 14, 2021
Wow that was an amazingly beautiful write up. You feel like you really know him. He was my walk in doctor in the 90’s and he was always very nice, had the kindest eyes and a gentle voice, someone you could trust. This world lost a great man. I am truly sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Andrea (Patient) on: Dec 14, 2021
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