Tom Glazier

It is with much sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of a very loving, kind and gentle man, Thomas Michael Glazier on March 22, 2019. Tom was born in London, Ontario January 21, 1961. He is pre-deceased by his mother, Pauline Jean Gibb (nee Glazier). Profoundly missing him is his wife Sherry Pinsonneault of Chatham, ON. He is survived by his two children Ashley Glazier (Grant Chinnick) of Blenheim and Tim Glazier of London. Along with his stepchildren, Christopher Bardoel (Lindsey Marks) of Dutton, Kyle and Jessica Pinsonneault of Chatham and Courtney Pinsonneault of Chatham. Proud “Papa” to Ewan Roy and Liam Pinsonneault both of Chatham. Brother-in-law to Ken and Shelly Jack of Lighthouse Cove, Kevin and Madelaine Jack of Blenheim, and Mark and Yvonne Jack of Blenheim. Uncle and Great Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Loved by many extended family members and missed by many friends. He loved his fur babies, Shelby, Gunther, Miss Kitty and Willy who are missing his presence greatly. Tom served in the Canadian Armed Forces for a number of years and oversaw a number of leadership roles during his career including law and security. Tom’s true passion was in mental health where he worked with the Mental Health Network in Chatham for a number of years. Later he was the Regional Co-Ordinator for the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and most recently a well respected Team Lead at Concentrix here in Chatham. He was adored by those that knew him and he touched the hearts and helped many people in the community. He was a member of the Legion in Chatham and loved the game of darts. He was an avid boater and fisherman who loved the outdoors. He had a passion for woodworking and recently was enjoying the set up of his HO Scale model trains. The world has lost a remarkable man. It was Tom’s wishes he be cremated and a private family funeral take place. Being the giving and generous soul he was, two people will be given eye sight in his honour. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to The Mental Health Network, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, the Canadian Diabetes Association, or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.

All are welcome to attend a celebration of this wonderful man’s life on Saturday April 27, 2019 from 12-3 pm at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 642 (39 William St N. Chatham).

27 Comments on “Tom Glazier”

  1. Beautiful Sherry, you’ve done him well. What a thoughtful, heartfelt and glorious send off. Our condolences and support. Jackie & Sean Pynaert

  2. Sherry, Family & extended Family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are at a total loss of words. Much love. Pat & Cindy Burton.

  3. In my experience, Tom was the A in authentic. Whatever you had going on, he had already been there, done that, and came thru the other side, with great wisdom. He really was a great soul, with an open door to everyone. He was always deep in the pocket for others, fighting the good fight. He was a shining example. A very good man.

  4. Tom was a great funny and overall a fantastic person and will be missed by many at work. He was 100% my favourite Team lead at work and always made it a better day and better place when he was here. I am thankful for the impact he made on my life and I am happy I got to know him. I send my prayers and condolences to his family and loved ones. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  5. So sorry for your loss Ashley , Tim and there mom my dear friend Cathy . Tom and Cathy or Uncle Tom and aunt Cathy to my children played a huge part in our lives. Many a weekend was spent playing cards and watching nicolodeon . My condolences also to his new family Tom touched a lot of lives and was loved by many.

    1. I would just like to say we had a pretty good 20 years together and 2 great kids to show for our marriage, we had rough times and good times, I’m glad that we ended friends. I liked that Tom and Sherry included me in events with her grandkids also.He will definitely be missed by many.

    2. Thank you so much Lisa. Yes, my whole childhood was spent growing up with your children. I’m glad Lyndsay remembered she should not eat the sandwiches! I truly needed that laugh

  6. Sherry and family
    So sorry for your loss I was shocked to hear the news. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time.
    Bonnie & Barry

  7. I’m sorry, I thought my reply went straight to Lisa. I suppose I am too used to Facebook. Thank you Sherry for your beautiful words about my dad. It was very well put

  8. I’ll always remember him coming in to work with his tray full of coffee to keep him going and the hat he wore could be seen from afar and I knew he was at work. The many laughs and stories will be cherished. He was a great man.

  9. Wow, that was an amazing description of tom, I only knew him for a short period of time while I was at concentrix but he helped me through so many problems with a smile. Rest easy tom.

  10. Sending our love and prayers to Sherry and family, we have many fond memories of Tom’s gracious smile and his passion to motivate others while in his role as Team Lead at Concentrix.

  11. I worked at Minacs for a short time and had the pleasure of meeting Tom. His personality stood out there as he was kind, respectful and patient. He always seemed like such a gentle kind man. It always made me smile when I saw him there because it felt like you had a friend there to help you. I may not have known him well, but I will remember him fondly. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  12. Sherry, we were so shocked and sorry to here about Tom. We didn,t get to know him well but always great to talk to and lots of fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Lots of love Uncle Steve and Barb.

  13. I just can’t believe this. I have not been able to come up with the right words to write about Tom, that gives enough tribute to such a kind and caring man. Tom was my TL and was instrumental in me not giving up in my early days learning to navigate through such a transition in my life skills.
    I pray now for comfort for his family as loss is so hard, and to lose such a gentle, caring man would be overwhelming.
    My utmost respect for Tom will forever remain.
    Sincere condolences to the entire family and friends of Tom.
    Sue Valade

  14. Dear Sherry , so very shocked to hear of Toms’ sudden death. Our sincerest condolences, prayers and thoughts to the family. Hugs Nancy and Max

  15. Dear Sherry, Tim, and Ashley,

    I am so shocked and saddened by your loss. Tom was the kindest man I ever knew. His intellect and communication style were extraordinary. He was the best peer facilitator I have ever met. His genuine interest and compassion were unsurpassed. He would give the shirt off his back if someone needed it. He always put others before himself. He wasn’t perfect, but he tried really hard. The thought of never seeing him again is unimaginable. I can’t imagine what you are going through. I also feel badly for his grandsons’. Whenever I saw him he talked about showing Ewan his trains. He loved those boys with all his heart. He was very close to my son during a time when he needed a good male role model. Tom was that and so much more for him. I will be forever grateful for his wisdom and love. My life is so much better for knowing him. I will never forget his unique qualities. I know he is in Heaven, laughing, eyes sparkling and telling a story. God bless you and your family. If you are looking for a space for the Memorial, we can offer Hope House and help with the food.

  16. Sherry,

    I am shocked to have just learned about the enormous loss you suffered. I am sorry that I didn’t know and therefore wasn’t able to be there for you in those first days.

    I wish I had words that could comfort you but, sadly, can only express my deepest and most sincere sympathies to you and your family at this unbelievable and undoubtedly unbearable time.

    Sending love my friend.

  17. Our conolences to all the loves in Tom’s life. I am his cousin and even though I haven’t physically seen Tom in a long number of years we had reconnected more recently on fb and we were just getting to know each other again when this tragedy happened. Nice to see all the wonderful comments. Mary Ellen Glazier Boel

  18. I just recently heard of Tom’s passing. I haven’t seen or heard from Tom for many years. All the same, most of my memories of Tom are good . Tom worked hard at doing the right thing, for his family, his co-workers and those that he took under his wing while being a support worker in the health care agencies he was employed with. His loss is a loss not just for his family, but for all of those who came to know him.

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