Brother Joe Thomas

Sisters and Brothers, Our Division is in shock at the moment at the sudden passing of our Brother Joe Thomas. All of us at this moment are in a profound state of disbelief, and no words will be able to convey this feeling at the moment, but I will try my best.

A Son, Father, Brother & Friend

Brother Thomas was a son, father, brother and friend. From CN to Via Joe has touched many lives and has made many friends. We have lost a skilled and competent railroader and a family has lost even more. Our division would like to express our deepest condolences to Brother Thomas’s family, friends and coworkers. As the days move forward we will advise you of any arrangements as we find out more information.

On a final note I want to remind the membership that we have avenues available if you need to talk. The EFAP, our peer support system and your coworkers. We are never alone unless we want to be. Everyone can have days that feel overwhelming and out of control. If you need to talk to someone please do it! Everyone can be overwhelmed at one time or many in their lives, we are family here, a dysfunctional one at many times, but still a family and we have our families back at the hardest moments. Never forget that!

I remain,

Dale Dunn
Local Chairman LE
TCRC Division 747

Please Help

A donation account is open for Joe Thomas at the Northern Credit Union to help cover the cost of the funeral. Joe's sister, Jamie will be handling the arrgements. Email transfers can be sent to her at care of Joe Thomas. The account number is 100002487452. Every donation is greatly appreciated.

Obituary for Joseph Duke Thomas

It is with immense sadness that the family of Joseph Duke Thomas announces his sudden and unexpected passing on Friday June 14, 2019 at the age of 43. Joe (or Joey to his many aunts and uncles) will be greatly missed by his parents Michael and Terry Thomas, his girlfriend Cara McLaughlin, his sons Cody Trudel and Riley Thomas, his step-daughters Marissa and Madison, his sister Jaime, and brother Ben. Among those who will miss Joe are his nephews Sydney and Simon, his grand-parents, Don and Shirley Candler, many aunts and uncles, and even more cousins. Joe was loved by so many people it's impossible to list them all here, but you know who you are. A Celebration of Joe's Life will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm at Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre, 100 King Street East, Dundas, ON L9H 1C4. (additional parking at the Air Force Club). The service will be informal and will provide an opportunity for everyone who loved Joe to share stories and celebrate the man we loved so much. Refreshments will be provided.
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Celebration of Life

JUN 22. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre Inc.
100 King St. E
Dundas, ON, L9H 1C4 (CA)