Thomas Brophy

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Brophy, in Spokane Washington on September 15 2015 at the age of 77, from cancer.

Tom is survived by Isobel, his wife of 41 years, children: Patrick (Erin) in Vancouver, Megan (Brent in Edmonton and Mary (Jeroen) in Holland and seven grandchildren. Sister Patricia, niece and nephews in California.

Born in Cresco, Iowa. Raised on a farm in North Dakota. Moved to Canada in 1972 and resided in Usk/Terrace from 1974-2001.

He worked as a special education teacher, Usk Ferry captain, special needs foster parent and friend to those struggling with mental illness.

He and wife Isobel moved to Spokane Washington in 2001 where they opened and still operate a home for vulnerable seniors and the disabled. He has been described by other caregivers as the

“elder whisperer”.

Tom was a “bookworm” a prolific reader, a student of

history, philosophy, religion and a visionary.

He was fiercely prolife in practice and politics.

His Catholic faith formed

and informed his life.

The Grace of God

sustained him.