A Great Man
It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Thomas Charles Cathers on July 4th. Born Jan 7th, 1934 in Canwood Saskatchewan. Tom spent most of his time in B.C. in Nanaimo, Ladysmith, and 100 Mile House where he raised a beautiful family that any man could be proud of.
Thomas is survived by his wife and life-long partner of fifty seven years, Gladys Cathers; his six children: Earl, Clifford, Barry, Andrew, Anita, and Sharon-Rose, fourteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
Thomas Cathers was a great man! Thomas passed away peacefully beside his love and wife Gladys in his home in Cedar, BC. Tom didn’t struggle, nor was he in pain, but passed away happily exhausted after spending the day with his best friend Clarence Elliott, doing what he loved doing, fishing in Ladysmith.
Thomas met Gladys through other lifelong friends Peggy and Ray Elliott, who introduced the two. Tom liked that friends Ray and Peggy described her as “sassy” and Tom liked to call Gladys “cheeky.” The family they created was something that Tom was “so proud” of and he described how he was “so blessed,” he said with a smile on his face, even on the day he passed. The people that called Tom family or friend would say they were proud to know such a great man. He was a man people respected and loved so dearly. There will never be enough room to write or say all the kind words you can say about a man.
“I would like to thank the good Lord above for blessing us with our Grandpa with his kindness and love Dear God, if it is not too much fuss, take extra special care of our Grandpa as he is very dear to us. Grandpa, if you are listening say a prayer for all of us every day, be sure to protect us and guide us on our way, we know when God called you, you had to go, but we want you to know Grandpa, we miss you and love you so.”
Family and friends celebrated Tom’s life at Eagle Mountain Church, Nanaimo, B.C.