At Hospice of Windsor, on Tuesday March 31st, 2015, Mr. Thomas “Tom” McNaughton of Chatham in his 61st. Cherished son of Doris McNaughton of Newbury and the late Robert. Beloved husband of Rena (Vinke). Loving father of Cameron and his wife Ilana, Colin and his wife Amanda, and Krista and her partner Andrew. He will be lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Sam and Alistair. Dear brother of Debby Waters and her partner David Hann, brother-in-law of Karl, Anne Marie, Johan and David. Predeceased by his son Aaron and sister Nancy. Friend and in-law to Graham and Elisa Smyth, Graham passed away the day before.
Tom was committed to his community; as a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Chatham (Past President), Masonic Lodge in Wardsville (V.W. Bro. Past District Secretary), Oddfellows and Newbury Royal Canadian Legion Br.#583. He had also volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Good Fellows, Canadian Cancer Society and was a frequent blood donor with Canadian Blood Services. Tom was a dedicated accountant at Heuvelman’s and a sessional instructor at St. Clair College.
Tom enjoyed hockey with the Slo-Boys of Bothwell, curling at the Granite Club of Chatham, lawn bowling with the Chatham Club, picking away on guitar, war history, brewing up something in the basement and spending time at the cottage. Heartfelt thanks to staff of Windsor Hospice, Erie St. Clair CCAC, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and London Health Sciences Centre.
Family and friends are invited to the Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, 245 Wellington Street West, Chatham,519-352-2710, on Friday April 10th visiting from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday April 11th visiting from 1 to 3 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 3 pm in the funeral home chapel with Rev. John Giurin of St. James Presbyterian Church officiating. Friends planning an expression of remembrance are asked to contribute to the Rotary Club of Chatham Hospice Fund to continue Tom’s legacy of helping his community.
A Masonic service will be held in the funeral home on Friday evening at 6:45 p.m. under the auspices of Hammond Lodge #327 A.F. & A.M., Wardsville. On-line condolences may be left at www.alexanderfuneralhome.ca