ATWOOD, Thomas

Posted: May 29th, 2017



THOMAS “TOM” MICHAEL ATWOOD, beloved companion of Shelley Stigter, of Lethbridge, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital after a brief illness, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the age of 72 years.

He is survived by his partner Shelley, his siblings Ruth in Coaldale, AB, John (Rochelle) in Devon, AB, Leo (Nancy) in China and Gordon (Mary Elizabeth) in Edmonton. Also mourning his loss are his nieces Kristen (Terry) in Victoria, BC, Oksana in Fox Creek, AB, and in Edmonton AB Odesa (Phuong Nguyen), nephew Davyd and two great-grand nephews. Tom was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Evelyne Atwood, and older brother William.

Tom was born April 23, 1945 in Lethbridge. He worked for many years with Trans Alta Utilities and was an active member of Trans Alta Retirement Association, Lethbridge Chapter. He served as President (1984-85) of the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (A.S.E.T.) and remained active as a past president. Tom’s passion was gardening and he liked to cultivate exotic and unusual plants. He was a great cook and enjoyed experimenting with new and gourmet recipes. He liked listening to classical music and enjoyed his Tuesday night Pool League.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at the EAGLE’S HALL, 631 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, on Saturday, June 10th at 1:00 P.M. In memory of Tom, donations can be made to his favourite charity, The Schizophrenia Society, 234 – 12B St North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2K7.

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