Thomas BOODE

BOODE Thomas "Tom" Edward Boode passed away suddenly on Monday, June 18th, 2007, at the age of 63 years. Tom was born in Lacombe, AB on November 23, 1943. Tom spent his youth being carefree, exploring the sloughs and fields around Lacombe, AB. Upon graduating from Lacombe High School, he commenced upon an apprenticeship as a plumber and gasfitter. Toms working years were spent as a proud member of Local 488, Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, and his satisfaction came from the many large projects he safely helped construct. He challenged and earned his Steamfitting Ticket, offering more expertise on the job. The pride he put in his work was evident in any project he tackled. He was a man who could fix anything. He loved building street rod automobiles almost as much as he loved driving them to anywhere on this continent. Street rod vacations were the source of many lasting family memories. Tom was very athletic and a winner on the sport field, whether it be track and field, ball or hockey. Tom was a proud father, he taught lessons of sportsmanship to his sons by coaching their teams, being there for the early morning practices or cheering them on in the stands. Tom is predeceased by his parents Harry and Genny, his stepfather and stepmother, Bob and Gladys Hill, his older brother Leonard and his sister Myrna Hopkins, Tom is survived by his two sons; Darren (Naomi) of Toronto and Christopher of Proctor, BC. and their mother, Valerie. He also has two delightful granddaughters, Ella and Maxine in Toronto whom he loved dearly. He leaves to mourn his brother-in-law, Tony Hopkins, nieces and nephews, Howard Hopkins and family, Linda Stanvick and family, Cheryl Blonke and family, as well as Brenda Claude and family. Toms' extended family members, particularly the Heidt family, will miss Thomas, as will his many cherished friends both street rodding and industry associates. He was a man with a kind heart who loved doing favors for any and all. Those wishing to make a Donation in Memory of Thomas Edward Boode can do so to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Red Deer and District Branch, #6, 5015 – 48 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 1S9 A Memorial Service for the Late Thomas Boode will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 – 67 A Street, Red Deer. AB. Condolences can be forwarded to the family at www.parklandfuneralhome.com. In living memory of Thomas Edward Boode, a tree will be planted in the Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium Memorial Tree Park, Red Deer County, AB.


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