John Allan Thom, a remarkable man in his 86th year, passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital on November 1, 2023. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Shirley Anne Thom (nee Bryden), and was a loving father to Margie Thom and John Thom (Barb). John was a cherished grandfather to Amanda, Samaira, and O.Jay Knol, as well as Samantha and Travis Thom. He was also a proud great-grandfather to Evee and Remy Knapp. John will be greatly missed by his brothers-in-law Bob Bryden (Helen), George Hopkins, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Fred and Ruth Thom, sister Marion Hopkins, brother Ted Thom, as well as his in-laws Margaret and Vernon Bryden.
A service to celebrate John’s life will be held at a later date at St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Prescott. The arrangements for the service have been entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home located at 4 James St., E., Brockville. Those who wish to pay their respects may consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society or St Andrew Presbyterian Church in Prescott. Online condolences, memories of John, and donations can be left at the following website: http://www.irvinememorial.com.
John Allan Thom, with his numerous accomplishments and loving relations, will always be remembered and hold a special place in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known him.