Feb. 4, 1942 – Aug. 22, 2014
Tom died peacefully at home on Friday the 22nd of August with his wife Alice at his side. Tom is the eldest son of Jack and Joan Weston of Cardston, Alberta. He is survived by his mother Joan, brothers Jim (Pam), Ron (Anne), and sister Vickie (Nolan) Romeril, as well as daughter Michelle and son Tom (Kelly), and stepsons Mike and Wes Gerela. He has seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Tom came to the island in his late twenties and ended up in Zeballos in the forest industry. He also did some commercial fishing, carpentry, and beachcombing before acquiring the fuel agency. He owned the General Store for a time as well. In 1988 he built the marine fuel dock and in 1990 the fish packing plant. Tom and Alice worked the Zeballos waterfront until they retired in 2007. After retiring they split their time between fishing and gardening from spring to fall. He particularly enjoyed the camping/fishing trips with family and friends and prawning with Jaylynn and Makyla.
In the winters you would find them in Arizona, guitar in hand jamming with Jack, Joe, Leon, Cliff, and Dutch. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and playing in the desert. Making friends from the desert to the ocean and everywhere in between is how he enjoyed his final years.
A special heartfelt thank you to Kate Racey, the Zeballos Nurse and Dr. P. Armogan and staff at Port McNeill hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to the BC Cancer Foundation or the Zeballos Graveside Improvement Project with the village office.
A celebration of life will be held at Zeballos community hall on September 13, 2014 at 2pm.