Tom Sawyer

Passed 03/18/2019

Obituary for Tom Sawyer

Tom Sawyer died March 18, 2019
Cancer won the fight.
Tom was born in Clinton, Massachusetts, son of Kenneth and Josephine(Murphy), brother to Judy, Paul, Jerry, Kathy, Sandy and the late Ken and Ritchie Sawyer. He and his sweetheart, Taiya, both attended Hudson High, but never met until forty years later, when Tom visited Nova Scotia with friends Chuck and John. He stayed, he married Taiya, and they had nearly twenty years of happiness together. Everyone who met him felt his warmth, humour, and kindness.
His Wednesday morning pool hall pals cherished him.
He leaves five siblings in Massachusetts, nieces and nephews Lisa, Joanne, Bob, John, Mark, Matthew, Patrick, Colleen, Meaghan, and Kenlyn. His Nova Scotian family includes stepsons Joshua and Silas,
grandchildren Maggie, Jacob and Josh, Kate, and Rosa.
He was loved. He will be missed.
Thanks to Dr Graham, Dr Lori Wood, the chemo nurses, the palliative care team, and our wonderful oncology nurse, Donna.
A service will be held in the lower auditorium of Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street, at 2:00 PM on April 1, 2019.



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02:00 AM - 02:00 PM

6225 Summit St
Halifax, NS
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Taiya and Family - I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. Although I was a classmate of Tom's at Hudson High School, I never truly knew this sweet guy until he and Taiya began their time together. I am so happy for him that he had the experience of being part of your lives and family. I'm sure that even though he was sad to leave, he died very happy.
- Fran Cincotta
Taiya. Gary and I were so very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. It was a privilege and a pleasure to have been your neighbors in Aberdeen and to have shared time with you both. Tom was a true gentleman who made the places he was, better places, because he was there. May your many wonderful memories help you to find comfort and peace during this most difficult time! With much love and sympathy, Gary and Betsy Wright
- Tom Sawyer
Tom was an incredibly sweet and thoughtful man. During the summers he and Taiya spent in Cape Breton, Tom would go bicycling with our group, The Rolling Crones. While he always started riding with the pack, Tom would periodically slow down to check on the slow riders, sharing gumdrops to give us energy. Tom will always be remembered as our shepherd.
- Marian Weissman
So sad to hear of Tom's passing. Met him at exercise classes at Faith Tabernacle where he attended with his wife Taiya. He was well liked by everyone who had the pleasure to meet him. Condolences to you Taiya.
- diane campbell
So very saddened to hear of Tom's passing.I met Tom and Taiya through exercise class at Faith ,two very sweet and gentle souls. RIP in Tom and so very sorry for your loss Taiya and family.
- Sharon Leahy
I attend a exercise class when Tom came for the first time he wrote his name down on the roster.When I looked at his name I went over to him and said Tom Sayer seriously and he said seriously.We had a good laugh.We are going to miss him.
- Twila Langille
Such a pleasure to see Tanya and Tom together and toms’ great smile.. always.. even his eyes smiled. So sorry to hear of Toms illness and passing. Loving thoughts and energy to you Tanya and the family. Xoxox Ron and Joan
- Joan smith
Thinking of you — hugs
- Laura J
we are said to hear that Tom passed away. We always remember Tom from dropping in at the Motel,we had always good long talks. He was a very nice men.
- Beatrix Bischoff
Tom was a jewel who will be sorely missed by his family, particularly his beloved Taiya. Sweet and kind, funny and caring, quiet but attentive. It gave me such pleasure to see them together, so happy and loving. He was a great gift to her. Farewell, Tom.
- Gay Quereau
I am saddened to know of Tom's passing. It has always been a pleasure to bump into Tom and Taiya around town and feel their happiness and love for each other. I am sending up prayers for all Tom's family and friends.
- Rose Vaughan

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