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From: "Peter_McCrae" <>
Subject: DUFFIN; Thomas-1/5/2005-CANADA
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2005 00:03:46 +0100

Thomas Duffin

DUFFIN _ Thomas After an incredible journey of nearly 82 years Tom passed
away quietly in his sleep on May 1, 2005. Tom's adventure began May 18, 1923
in Stirling, Scotland. In 1929 his family immigrated to Canada, settling in
Drumheller. Tom enjoyed a rich childhood growing up in the valley, swimming,
fishing, and playing hockey on the Red Deer River. For the past forty years
he resided in Bowness. Tom was a leader of men and did many things in his
life. A Coal Miner first then proudly serving his country as a member of the
RCAF. He retired after twenty-six years of service with the Provincial
Corrections, Forestry camps. He established the first Day Parole centre and
the Cochrane Ranch project. The last surviving member of his family, Tom
will be forever remembered by his life-long love and devoted wife, Frances.
As a lasting legacy he leaves his nine children, Tom (Marilyn), Frank
(Carrolle-Lynn), Jim (Larissa), Pat (Kenora), Mike (Debbie), Sandra (Murray
Price), Bob (Karen), Bill (Cherie), Sallie (Terry Greenway); seventeen
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by an
infant daughter, Frances. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at
MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. A Celebration
of Tom's Life will be held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on
Friday, May 6, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Services to follow in the Field
of Honor, Mountain View Memorial Gardens. Donations in Tom's honor may be
made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association (No. 105, 7500 Macleod
Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 0L9). To e-mail expressions of sympathy:
Subject Heading: Tom Duffin. Arrangements
entrusted to MOUNTAIN VIEW FUNERAL HOME and CEMETERY, 17 Avenue S.E. at
Garden Road (1.5 km east of 84 Street S.E.). Telephone: 403-272-5555.

Mountain View Cemetery & Funeral Home
Box 3, Site 17, RR 7
Calgary, AB T2P 2G7
(403) 272-5555
Fax: (403) 272-7805

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