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David E. (Tom) Gauley, C.M., Q.C.
1922 - 2016
It is with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to Tom Gauley who passed away peacefully at his residence in Luther Special Care Home on May 4, 2016. Tom is survived by his three daughters Marg, Kathleen (Tim and Tia Wedge, together with Tom's great-grandsons Emmett and Will, and Ben and Aja Wedge) and Diane (Eric Ashworth), as well as his special companion Hanne Rasmussen.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Tom and Mable and his siblings Lorne, Gladys and Mildred.
Tom spent almost 70 years practicing law in Saskatoon, having been a founding partner of Francis, Woods & Gauley in 1945. Tom's firm merged with McDougall Ready in 2001 and continues to practice in Saskatchewan as McDougall Gauley LLP.
Tom was one of Saskatchewan's pre-eminent civil litigation lawyers throughout his career and it was his contributions to the legal profession in Saskatchewan which led to his being invested as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2003.
Despite a busy and successful career in law, Tom also found the time to devote his experience and energy to the community in such varied roles as a Member and Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan, as one of the incorporators and Directors of the Estey Centre for Law & Economics in International Trade and as a longtime member of the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club.
Tom's zest for life, his wonderful, although sometimes "slanted", sense of humour, together with his honesty, integrity, and humility will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
The family would like to particularly thank the management and staff of Luther Special Care Home for the wonderful care which Tom received during the last year of his life.
In lieu of flowers, Tom's family would be grateful for any contributions which might be made to "The Tom Gauley Prize in Common Law Studies" at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan.
Funeral Services will be held at Third Avenue United Church, in Saskatoon, SK on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. with interment following at Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family at www.saskatoonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Saskatoon Funeral Home, 306-244-5577.

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Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix from May 7 to May 10, 2016.
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May 13, 2016
To Marg, Kathleen and Diane,
He was a great friend and advisor and humorist. I shall miss his company. Judge Timothy White, Burnaby, BC
May 12, 2016
To Marg, Kathleen, and Diane

Gordon and I extend our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time. It must be a comfort to know Tom had a long, rewarding life. He was a long time friend and neighbour sharing many happy events over the years. He will be sadly missed. With our deepest sympathy.
Gordon and Pat Bowman
May 12, 2016
Dear Marg, Kath and Diane,
Ron and I send you our deepest condolences. We both really enjoyed your Dad and respected him as did my parents, Stan & Min. Dad trusted your father completely. Canada's people benefitted so much through your Dad, and those who knew him personally were even more fortunate. Thinking of you, especially today, Thursday May 12th.
Audrey & Ron
Audrey Ferber
May 11, 2016
To Marg and the family - So sorry to hear of you father's passing. I will always remember chats with Tom at Waskesiu - it seemed that every time I was up there so was Tom. I once asked him if he ever had the opportunit;y to become a judge and in his usual humor is said "Yes, more than once but I couldn't afford the pay cut" - my sincerest condolences. He will be missed in law and by all his friends.
Don Kunkel
May 10, 2016
To Marg, Kathleen, and Diane - Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy, Nancy Lovell
Nancy Lovell
May 9, 2016
Diane So sorry for your loss He was a man of great integrity
Mavis Anderson
May 8, 2016

To Marg, Kathleen and Diane -- Helen joins me in extending our sympathies to you at this difficult time. You have lost a wonderful father and friend. He was a distinguished lawyer in every sense of the word and had the full respect and admiration of his professional colleagues as a person of honour and integrity. It was my good fortune to have been in partnership with him in the practice of law for eleven years ( along with W.B. and Mervyn) during which time every day was a happy one with never a cross word between any of us. Those were days we will always treasure and included frequent visits to the Gauley household as you three girls were growing up. You were blessed to have had such wonderful parents and our thoughts are with you now at the close of your dad's earthly and so well lived life.-- Ted Hughes.
May 8, 2016
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I had the privilege of working with Tom in the first year of my practice. He was always willing to share his knowledge and experience and he was a true gentleman and a friend to all at the firm and community. He will be truly missed.
Warren Martinson
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