After a brief battle with cancer, Tom died surrounded by his family and best friend Greg Stuart at Lady Minto Palliative Care Suite on January 2, 2019.
Mourning his loss are his mother Marjorie Martin, wife Somjit Napau, brother Lindsay Martin, sister Paula and husband Laurie Anderson, nephews Aidan and Rhys Anderson and their families, Lori Martin, Aunties and cousins. He was predeceased by his father Thomas and niece Caihla.
Tom will be missed by his many friends in the Jazz music community on Salt Spring, in Vancouver, Calgary and Thailand. Playing guitar was a life long passion that brought him much pleasure.
Tom was employed at Symmetric Design and loved his work associates and colleagues. They have been a tremendous support to Tom and the family throughout his illness.
Special thanks to his cousin Colleen Wallis whose expertise ensured a dignified and pain free end to a full rich life.
A Celebration of Tom’s life, an opportunity to share memories and music, will take place in the coming weeks.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.