Thomas (Tom) B.
Aug. 13, 1909 – Nov. 26, 2004
Thomas Cloke of Vancouver, BC, passed away November 26, 2004 in Delta, BC after a brief illness.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, John and Laura; brothers, John (Jack), Bill and his first wife Jean. He is survived by his sister Marjory; wife Lillian (Krivoshein) Cloke and her son Gary (Helen); daughter Ann (Gary) of Ottawa; twins, Allan (Vickie) Surrey and Lynn (Reg) of Delta; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Tom’s formative years were spent in Anyox, BC where he obtained his education and trade of carpenter/pattern maker. At the close of the operation at Anyox, Tom worked at door and sash manufacturing operations in Victoria, BC and eventually obtained work at Grandby Mining and Smelting at Trail, BC. Upon the reopening of the copper mine in Princeton, BC, Tom was transferred to Allenby, BC to run the carpenter and pattern making shop. At the closing of Copper Mountain, Tom was involved in moving houses from Copper Mountain townsight to Grandby Mining property holdings in Hope, Princeton and Keremeos, BC. Grandby Mining at that time was putting two small mines in operations at Greenwood and Hope, BC. Tom was very involved in the construction of these two operations. Grandby Mining future operations led to Tom’s relocation to their Jedway Iron Ore location on the Queen Charlotte Islands. In 1965 Tom was again relocated to Grandby’s copper operation on Babine Lake at Granisle, BC. Tom retired from Grandby Mining in 1970, nearing 70 years of age. Tom built a summer home on Babine Lake, near Granisle, BC where he enjoyed his summers fishing and gardening with his family and wife Lillian. His love for golf kept him busy during the winter, spring and fall at his and Lill’s home in Abbotsford, BC. Tom led a very active lifestyle in duck, goose, bird and big game hunting. He will continue with his golf an fishing on the big golf course by a large lake in the sky.
Special thanks to Dr. M. Negraeff, Dr. B. Ohori and nurses, at Delta Hospital, for their special care.
A celebration of Tom’s life was held at the Delta Funeral Home at 5329 Ladner Trunk Rd., Ladner, BC on Friday, December 3 at
No flowers by request. Tom’s charity of choice was cancer research.
Please e-mail personal memories of Tom to [email protected]
Delta Funeral Home