Tom Canning has left us

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by 17thDYRCH, May 31, 2016.

  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Very sad news.
    RIP Tom
  2. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    Toms daughter Elizabeth asked me to pass on the family's thanks for all the lovely messages. They mean a lot.
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  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I've just got off the phone from Brian (sapper) & Sheila Guy to tell them the sad news.
    They had a great day with Tom a few years ago when Tom visited.
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  4. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Well done, Owen. SDP and I have both tried to contact Brian through PMs, without success.

    How is Brian keeping?
  5. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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  6. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    So sorry to hear this sad news, RIP Tom. Sincere condolences to his family.
  8. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    Tom's funeral is taking place at 11 am local time which is about now UK time. Thinking of him and his family. Miss you my friend.
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  9. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Thank you, Susan...

    Thoughts are about Tom and with his family!


  10. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    Very sad news, rest in piece Tom.

    Your words shall leave an indelible legacy for future generations.
  11. spidge


    You are a hard act to follow Tom Canning.

    Rest in Peace.
  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Tom, I'm off to my third yearly reunion of the 2/7 TH MX Regiment,the Machine gunners- In August. R.I.P. Not many of the Old boys left.
    I've never seen you in person, but I've had the honour of meeting some of your generation. It would have been nice if my Grand-father had been has open has you have been.

    My thoughts are with your family, & the rest of the forum.

  13. kopite

    kopite Member

    For Tom,
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  14. hidip

    hidip hidip

    Tom Canning One of the "Greatest Generation". Thank you
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  15. Tom Canning:
    Will be sadly missed by a lot of people he contributed his knowledge with on the site, plus his PM's as we shared the same incapacity.

    Rest In Peace,
  16. James Harvey

    James Harvey Senior Member

    RIP Tom.

    I first met Tom when we were both site helpers on the BBC people war website many years ago.

    So sad to hear this as we communicated a lot.

    One by one the ww2 vets fade away but with folk like us will never be forgotten :poppy:
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  17. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

    He will be greatly missed.
  18. paulcheall

    paulcheall Son of a Green Howard

    So sorry to hear that. Tom has helped me several times on this forum and his support and input will be sorely missed. Such a worthwhile and valuable role.
    Many thanks Tom.
  19. CommanderChuff

    CommanderChuff Senior Member


    Unknown to myself but - Thank you for being a part of the generation which gave my generation a reason to be grateful. Goodbye.
  20. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    Today would have been Toms Birthday. I sent him a number of cards during his hospital stay and today by a strange coincidence my last card was delivered home as " return to sender " . This was the card when I said I thought he must be bored and itching to escape . I said I awaited news of ww2 vet digging out of Chilliwack general hospital . .... Receiving the card today brought hairs on the back of my neck. He's in the "green fields" without any doubt.
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