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Thomas Allen and Jean Marie SLOANE

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Thomas Allen and Jean Marie SLOANE Obituary
THOMAS ALLEN SLOANE / JEAN MARIE SLOANE (nee Glen) Both passed away peacefully in Toronto during the first week of 2019, Tommy on January 2nd at age 94 and Jean on January 6th at age 92. Tommy and Jean were married in Toronto on June 19, 1948 at St. John's Presbyterian Church and spent a long and happy life together. They shared their combined love with their four children, Carol Anne MacInnes (Brian), Gail Gaikis (Gunars), David (Evelyn), and Lorna Kingsland (Grant). They will be lovingly remembered by ten grandchildren - Scott MacInnes (Corynne), Bentley Gaikis (Sarah Jones), Andrew MacInnes (Charlene Love), Erik Sloane (Candice de Saldanha), Lija Obermaier (Eddie), Kelly Sloane, Inta Gaikis (Thanasi Lampropoulos), Graeme MacInnes, Caroline Gaikis, and Jennifer Kingsland; and three great-grandchildren - Lincoln and Welland Gaikis, and Remington Obermaier. Tommy was born in Toronto on March 1, 1924 to Mary Jane (née Mathers) and Thomas Sloane. He was predeceased by all his siblings, William T., Margaret, Isabell, William G., Samuel J., and Norman H. Following wartime service, he returned to Toronto to work with his father, Thomas, Sr., from their residence on Withrow Ave. to deliver to customers their family brand of tea and coffee. Throughout most of his life he was known as Tommy The Tea Man. He was a lifelong member and Elder of St. John's Church. Jean was born in Halifax, NS, on September 29, 1926, to Mary Frances (nee Lehman) and Lorne Glen. She was predeceased by her brother, Don. Jean was a loving and caring homemaker to her children and husband. She appreciated music very much and loved to sing. Her trained contralto voice was shared for many years in the choir of St. John's. Cremations have taken place. A celebration of life will be held at St. John's Church, 415 Broadview Ave., Toronto on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a memorial service at 11:30. A reception will follow. If desired, donations may be made in their memory to the Alzheimer Society of Ontario, Parkinson Canada or St. John's Presbyterian Church.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Jan. 12 to Jan. 16, 2019
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