Thomas Junior Gingles

In loving memory of

Thomas Junior Gingles-“Live life to the fullest —that’s what I did”

Junior passed away peacefully, at home, December 22, 2004 surrounded by those he loved. He fought a very courageous battle with cancer over the past two years. He was bright and cheerful to the end. Always very appreciative of all that was done for him.

Funeral services and a wonderful tribute to Junior took place on Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 3pm at The Sacred Heart Parish. Thank you to Rev.Wally Hargrave for your very thoughtful and reflective words, Marilyn Brodie organist, Robin Hollett harpist and Mary Martins, singing.

Wonderful words of remembrance were given by childhood friend John Shaw (Calgary) and long time Terrace friends-Harold Cox, Wayne Braid, John Taylor and Gerry Martin. Juniors’ three sons, Kelly Scott and Aaron gave very touching tributes.

After the service, cremation took place at Mac Kay’s funeral home.

Junior wished to host a celebration at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club. What a grand evening it was! Thank you to the many friends who attended and viewed the visual presentation. Special thanks to Dimitri-Sight & Sound.

Thank you to all the out of town guests. We really appreciated Mark Lindsey and Vince Bunyan from National Car Rental, Head Office, Toronto. David Wong, Vancouver. Hon Won, Nanaimo and many other friends and employees of National Car Rental who travelled so far to pay their respects. Thank you to Skeena Rent a Car staff and families for your continued love and support during this very difficult time.

The family wishes to thank the pallbearers (see below) and Honorary Pallbearers from the Rotary and Rugby Clubs.

Junior was dearly loved and will always be remembered by the love of his life (his sweetie) Mags and his loving sons Kelly (Linda, loving and caring, daughter —in —law), Scott (Vancouver) and Aaron (Kelowna). Grandpa’s three little angels, his granddaughters Jayde, Kaytlin and Aubrey.

Mags and family wish to thank sincerely the medical staff for the attention Junior received over the years. Thank you especially to Dr.Geoff Appleton and Florence Sheppard, Dr.Jaco Fourie, Dr.Niki Barton, Dr.Bill Redpath Dr.Heinz Gunter, Surgeons Dr.J Dunfield & Dr. Warwick Evans. And our wonderful nursing staff especially Maryann Dvorak at Mills Memorial Hospital.

Thank you to the staff at the Cancer Clinic in Vancouver especially Dr.Barb Melosky and Dr.Suretsky & Marsha (a wonderful nurse), Dr.Lymburner and Dr.Grafton. We appreciated the assistance from the ambulance services in Terrace & Vancouver, BC Medivac Team and the Terrace Fire Dept.

Mags, Kelly, Scott and Aaron want to recognise the outpouring of love, prayers, masses and support, which came from many families in Terrace and beyond. Thank you for all the well wishes, cards, flowers and gift baskets of food. You were always there for us and we will never forget you. We are so blessed with a wonderful community of friends; I feel privileged to call you “Our loving Family”

Thank you to our special extended families for your overwhelming support of love and caring especially,

(Cox, Martin, Appleton, Evans, Shaw, Phillips, Mc Mynn, Pretto, Braid, Clark, Taylor, Munson, -husbands also pall bearers) Redpath, Mc Keown Eves, Critchley, Pretto, Dusdal, Elorza, Murphy, Stewart/Barton, Ryan, D.Hull, Dodd, Frenette, De Jong, Letowski, Macedo, Krause, Vendittelli, Hilcoves, Blackstocks, Robinsons, Proceviats, Johnson, Shaw, Beeston, Westbrooks & Christensens. Families of Caledonia Sen. Sec. Knox United Church especially Rev Wally Hargrave, Fr. Terry Brock T.V.A.P.

Many families and friends in Northern Ireland especially Gingles, Nelson, Rodgers, Beggs, Mehaffy, Donnell, Blair, Collins, Logan and many others around the Globe.

We feel your love —Thank you so much.

Junior my love,

As you leave this earth,

The love you’ve given me, will remain to light my life

and those you have touched.

Each memory my love, a candle burning bright.

I will miss you and I love you dearly.

‘Til we meet again.

God be with you…

Mags.


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