Thomas Turner

Turner, Thomas Truman, passed peacefully at his home while surrounded by his family on Saturday November 9, 2019 in his 79th year. Son of the late Frederick and Olive Turner. Father of Bonnie Jinkerson (Jamie), Diane Dube (Gilles), Janet Turner (Dennis Bergsma) ,Brian Hathaway (Cathy) and the late Joe. Grandfather of Steven (Laura), Casey, Brandon, Josh (Kristyn), Nicole (Andy), Ariana (Austin), Brylee, Joel and the late Brian Jr. Step grandfather of Samantha (Eric) and Stephanie. Great grandfather to many. Brother of Duncan (Shirley), Sharon, Barry (Lynda), Janice (Joe) Heathcote. Predeceased  by his siblings Douglas (Margaret), Stan (Sharon), Elaine (Ed) Johnston, Nancy (Gord) Tuckwell and Becky. Also predeceased by his dear friend Karen Turner. Tom was a long time employee of Eaton Yale in Chatham. Tom was a very devoted grandfather and could often be found on the sidelines of soccer and football fields, cheering on the grandsons from the stands of the arena. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.  At Tom’s request he will be remembered privately at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at

20 Comments on “Thomas Turner”

  1. We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always so full of joy & laughter. It was a pleasure to know him.
    Love Jake & Barb

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. We knew Tom for many years and he was a great man. Thinking of you all.

  3. I miss you and love you so very much, Dad!~I’m gonna miss your Sunday Visits so much!~Until we meet again in heaven!-Fly with the angels Old Man!

  4. I remember him when we were just kids and will miss him until we get to heaven cousin we will meet again

  5. He was a man that could always make laugh and never took anything too seriously. He will be missed. Much love to the family.

  6. Condolences to the entire Turner family, Tom is someone I spent a lot of time with and had a tremendous respect for and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. RIP Tom/Papa and thoughts prayers and love to Janet Bonnie and Diane during this difficult time.

  7. Our Heartfelt Condolences to Tom’s Family! He was a good Dad and Grandfather, and we know he will be truly missed.
    RIP Tom

  8. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father, grandfather. We have been neighbors for a very long time. He moved in right after I did. I would hear the tv in the morning he liked the old comedies. Such a lovely man. I miss him so much the presence of knowing he was there.
    The meetings on the way to the elevator. He will live on in his lovely children. If I can do anything please let me know. I will pray for your strength and peace at this very difficult time.

    Pam, Chris and Kyle

  9. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom worked for my father when I was just a kid on our farm. Our neighbours and us always called him triple T. He was a great person and a very hard worker and am sure he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family at this difficult time.

  10. Sharon. I am sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Cyndy Janssen (nee Benn)

  11. Very sorry to hear/read of Tom’s passing. My condolences to the entire Turner family!

    Sincerely: Daniel H. Benn

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