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Thomas August Sigurdson
June 14, 1927 - November 8, 2019
An obituary is often the first thing my father read in the newspaper each day - and, as he used to joke, it will likely be the last thing written about his life. With that said, it is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Tom (Dad and Granddad) in his 92nd year. Son of Augustus Sigurdson and Sarah Buckley. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, upon obtaining his degree from the University of Manitoba Tom joined the Canadian Navy, retiring after many adventures as a Lieutenant Commander at Shearwater Naval base in Nova Scotia. Tom immediately obtained his MBA from Dalhousie University and joined the Department of National Defence where he worked tirelessly for his country in Ottawa until his full retirement. As Tom used to say, “I have witnessed incredible changes in our world”. Tom will be remembered by his children – Jon, Eric (Karen), Paul and Katherine. Tom will also be fondly remembered by his six grandchildren – James (Monica), Samantha (Andrew), Cecelia (Austin), McKenzie, Thomas, and Cassandra. Tom will also be remembered by his sister Grace. Tom was predeceased by his sister Pauline. A heartfelt thank you to Nurse Debra James and the wonderful staff at Tom’s long term care facility (Garry J. Armstrong) in Ottawa. No formal funeral services will be held in respect to Tom’s wishes. Memorial donations in celebration of Tom’s life can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in his name. Online condolences may be made at www.colefuneralservices.com.