Thomas “Tom” Alec Hamilton, 58, of Haileybury, Ontario, passed away on Monday, February 6th 2017, at Temiskaming District Hospital with his wife Patricia, by his side.
Thomas was born April 18, 1958 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario to George and Doris Hamilton. He graduated from Kirkland Lake Collegiate and Vocational Institute and continued his studies at the University of Guelph where he completed two degrees in science related fields. Thomas was passionate about agriculture and the environment. Tom recently retired after 30 years employment with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture. He also taught in the Natural Resource Technician and Veterinary Technician programs at Northern College where Tom shared his passion for wildlife and the environment. He was an avid outdoorsman and a do-it-yourself enthusiast. He spent most summers at the family cottage on Bay Lake enjoying activities such as canoeing, photography and hiking. Tom deeply valued those he enjoyed; in particular, his life - long friendship with Peter (Katherine) Timmins, Tim (Barbara) Lambert and Barry (Elizabeth) Potter.
Thomas is survived by his wife Patricia, son William (Tracy) Hamilton, daughter Kristen, brothers Terry (Jeannie) Hamilton, Bill (Linda) Hamilton, and Bob (Judith) Hamilton, and many loving nieces and nephews and their children. Tom has joined his parents, George and Doris, and his parents-in-law, Harold and Marie Larocque in Heaven. May choirs of angels sing thee to thy rest.
A celebration of life service will be held at 10:00am, on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in New Liskeard. Spring internment will take place at the Kirkland Lake cemetery. Family and friends will be received at the Hamilton residence, 429 Browning Street, Haileybury prior to the funeral and a reception will be held in the church basement immediately following the funeral mass.
Memorial contributions (in lieu of flowers) may be made to the Temiskaming Hospital (cheques only). Condolences, contributions and memorial candles may be left at www.buffamleveille.com.