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Gilham, Thomas John

January 23, 1971 - December 25, 2016


Tom passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2016. He was born and raised in Mission and relocated to Abbotsford where he lived and worked as a heavy duty mechanic and inspector. He took great pride in his work and wouldn’t pass any vehicle that posed a safety hazard. He loved to fish, especially with his nephew and, more recently, his great nephews, and enjoyed cooking and coming up with his own recipes. Tom was predeceased by his dad Kent, mother Donice and brother Doug. He will be dearly missed by his sisters Kris Foulds (Larry), Michelle Ouellet (Ray) and Kelli Gilham. He also leaves behind step-children Alicia and Eli and his best (four-legged) girl, Kao. He so loved spending time with nephews and nieces and their families and cherished his many friends. The family will be holding a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a mental health organization of your choice.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Tracey Purnell
Relation: Friend

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. My heart breaks of sadness. RIP Tom xo

From: John D Jamesson
Relation: Friends

Hey Bud gonna miss ya. Didnt know ya long glad I had the chance to meet you. You have a good heart kind soul and were there to try to help me out when you could. Rest in peace my friend you are truly and scincerly missed

From your Friend John Jamesson

From: Amber Nichol
Relation: Longtime Friend & School Mate

Death Leaves A Heartache No One Can Heal
Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal
RIP My Friend. You are dearly missed.
With Deepest Sympathy To All Family & Friends

From: Kim Pellerin
Relation: Special Friend

My thoughts and prayers to all of Tom’s family and Kao.
He spoke so highly of all members in his family, often and would share how fortunate he was to have such loving people to share his life with.

Dear sweet Mr Handsome, words cannot express the emptiness and sadness my heart feels. I’ll miss your amazing smile and witty banter. You made many days that much brighter and brought a smile to my face often.
I pray that you are resting in peace and smiling down on us.
Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity of You.
Love Kim ❤️

From: Tia Golemo
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Please know that our family is keeping you and yours in our prayers and thoughts. Tom was a wonderful friend full of laughter and kindness. He will be so missed and never forgotten.

From: Kyla howey
Relation: Friend

He was such a kind amazing soul. I am a single mom and have had some down days but Tom would always try and cheer me up. He made me laugh and help dry that tear that fell from my eye. I will miss him to be in m corner💔💔 may you rest in piece my friend till we meet again love you forever and always 💋

From: Adele & Bill Friend
Relation: Know his sister

Kris, we are so very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother Tom. Our condolences to all the family.

From: Donna Dempsey & Doug Vaughan
Relation: family friend

Tom was a much loved brother and uncle; we wish to send our condolences and thoughts to his family during this very difficult time.

From: Debbie Grondahl

May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.Tom was an amazing king warm hearted man. The time I spent with him was full of laughter and sillyness. His loving spirit and smile was contagious His amazing corned beef brisket will never be forgotten . I can’t put into words how heart broken I feel for the loss of such a special person who was cared for by so many people . Till we meet again Tom rest in peace

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