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Posted By Drake Smith On October 16, 2019 @ 9:41 am In Obituaries | No Comments

In Memorial

September 5, 1931 – October 11, 2019

Tom passed away peacefully at Kamloops Seniors Village in Kamloops, BC.

Tom was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and was the eldest of twelve children of Alfred & Rena Buchanan (nee Jackson). A former resident of Kaministiqua and Thunder Bay, Tom and his family moved to Kamloops in 1972.

Tom did very well for himself with only a Grade 6 education. He bought his first house at 22 and was able to retire at 55 at which time he built his house in Barnhartvale. He owned several businesses in both Thunder Bay and Kamloops.

Tom had many interests including gold mining, metal detecting and camping. He could be seen metal detecting on beaches, parks and campgrounds.

He proudly owned several gold claims and spent many months there with his dogs Boomer and Duchess.

In his later years he enjoyed traveling with his children seeing many places. Throughout these trips he shared many stories and sometimes he may have added a little to them.

He enjoyed attending the Tournament Capital Centre and would ride the stationary bike and walk the track. He was very proud to say he was a member of a gym at 80 years old.

Tom is lovingly remembered and survived by his wife Marjorie (Grieve) of 62 years, sons Rob (Joyce), Peter (Teresa) of Kamloops, Earl (Heather) of Calgary and daughter Juliann (Bernie) of Thunder Bay. He has 11 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister and was predeceased by his parents, 6 siblings and 1 great grandson.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the wonderful staff at Kamloops Senior Village in Pod 1A who looked after Tom so well.

Interment at Hillside Cemetery @ 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 17th Family and friend gathering to follow at Desert Gardens @ 12:30

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