ALLISAT _ Thomas John. Born in Edmonton, Alberta August 23rd, 1961 and passed away October 1st, 2005 in Richmond, British Columbia. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Christine of 20 years; daughter, Megan; parents, Maria and Peter Bailey and Horst and Sybille Allisat; brother, Bob; niece, Emma; cousins Steve and Peter and many other family members and friends. After obtaining a degree from the University of Western Ontario, Tom pursued his childhood passion and became a pilot. He then went on to become a respected Air Traffic Controller in both Toronto and Vancouver. Tom was a person known for his quick wit, sense of humor, determination, compassion and unconditional love for his wife and daughter. He loved being involved with every aspect of Megan's life and really enjoyed coaching her baseball team, the Richmond Robins. He was a natural athlete who made everything look easy, he enjoyed the beauty of BC, golfing with friends, long walks and sunsets. But most of all, Tom will be remembered for being the greatest Husband and Dad in the World. He will be dearly missed. A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held at the Richmond Funeral Home, 8420 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC on Thursday, October 6th, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception to follow in the Funeral Home. A service will also be held in Ottawa, Ontario at a future date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Steveston Community Centre Waterpark Fund, 4111 Moncton Street, Steveston, BC V7E 3A8 would be greatly appreciated by the family.
Published in Vancouver Sun on Oct. 5, 2005