Thomas Claude Humphreys

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  • "Condolences to the family. He was a wonderful and caring..."
    - Elizabeth Hopkins
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    - Carel Dillon
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May 14, 2013

Our Dad, Tom Humphreys, passed away peacefully at his home of 55 years at the age of 92. Dad was born in Ioco, B.C. and grew up in various Imperial Oil cities such as Winnipeg, Halifax, Whiting, Indiana; and Edmonton.

Dad was a 2nd.Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Italy in the Second World War. He met our mom Lois when he returned to Edmonton after the war to attend the University of Alberta. They moved to Vancouver in 1948 and to West Vancouver in 1958. Dad became a Chartered Accountant and spent his working career at Standard Oil.

Dad was always interested in technology and spent many hours on his ham radio as VEF FHT. He moved into computers and was always a year or two ahead of the rest of the family. He even became involved in iTechnology in recent years. He was a great tuba player and one of the founding members of the Hot Jazz Society. He and mom spent many weekends at the Hot Jazz Society taking tickets or tending bar. Dad, of course, was also playing tuba in many of the great bands. He had a keen wit and a great sense of humour. He was especially fond of puns and would work them into a conversation whenever he could.

Dad was predeceased by our mom who passed away, much too early, in 1992. In Dad's later years he found love, friendship and companionship with Pamela, who is greatly saddened by his passing.

Dad was a great father to Doug and wife Nicky; Ron and wife Kim; Barb and husband Scott. He was grandfather to Ron's children Chris and wife Nancy; Jefferson and wife Kari; Barb's children Alex, Cam, Aaron and Paula. Dad was also a great-grandfather to James and Matthew (Chris and Nancy) and Bennett (Jefferson and Kari).

Dad was loved so much by his whole family and will be greatly missed. He was such a great dad. He was so loving and generous and would do anything he could for any of us. He will be also missed by Beau, his cat and good friend. In memory of our dad, donations to the SPCA in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
Published in The North Shore News from May 24 to June 22, 2013
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