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Hugh Thomas (Tom) Abernethy

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Tom Abernethy at Salmon Arm, BC on October 24, 2015. Tom was born in Vancouver, BC on December 30, 1936 to Gladys (Hardman) and Earle Abernethy and raised in Abbotsford. He worked for Abbotsford Bakery and later McGavin’s Bakery in Langley. A true country boy, Tom’s retirement years were spent in a log home on land that he loved at Gardom Lake near Salmon Arm. A man of few words but deep emotions, Tom’s family and friends could count on his thoughtful wisdom when advice was sought and his skillful hands when there was a job to be done. He believed that life should be lived simply and that nothing should be wasted. In today’s “throw-away” world, Tom was the ultimate conservator. Tom was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Jessie. Devastated by his loss are his loving family: wife Carol, step-daughter Christel D’Aoust

(Angie), sister Adele Friend (Bill), nephews Michael DesMazes and Jay DesMazes (Bonita). Many other relatives and countless friends will be saddened at his passing. No service by request. Private family burial at Hazelwood Cemetery, Abbotsford, BC. Online condolences may be sent through Tom’s obituary at

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