Thomas Gilbert (Tom) FORBES

June 11, 1935 – Aug. 23, 2007

Devoted husband of 47 years to Greta-Mae (deceased); dedicated father to Becky, Tom (Stephanie), Trevor (Jenny) and foster daughter Nathalie; cherished Grand-dad to Brooke and Tommy; beloved brother to Betsy and George (both deceased); adored uncle and cousin; decorated policeman with 27 years of exemplary service with the Vancouver Police Department; he was highly respected and greatly loved by all those lucky enough to call him friend. A true son of the Cariboo, Tom was born in 1935 to Molly and Gilbert Forbes. He left the Cariboo to raise his family and pursue a distinguished career in law enforcement. He returned to the land he loved 17 years ago. Tom was a remarkable man who will be missed by the entire community. A memorial service will be held at Rolf Zeis Memorial Arena in Lac la Hache, B.C. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your local minor hockey league association.

We weren’t ready to say goodbye yet, but we sure were blessed to have had you in our lives.

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