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Stokes, Thomas John

April 29, 1927 - February 6, 2019

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Born April 29, 1927,  entered the presence of the Lord February 6, 2019 at the age of 91.  Tom is survived and greatly missed by his loving wife of 71 years, Phoebe Joyce,  and five children – Judy (Ian) Rutherford, Carol (Harald) Leukefeld, Cher (Rusty)  Merriman, Nancy (Andrei) Suceava, and Mark (Leanne) Stokes.  Also missing their  Grandpa/Papa are 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.  He is also  survived  by his much loved sisters, Doreen Smyth and Evelyn (Bob) Anderson  as  well as many treasured nieces and nephews.  We will all remember him as a man of God with a humble, thoughtful, generous and  kind spirit and  a big heart for helping others – family, friends, and strangers alike.  His warm smile and gentle manner touched everyone that met him.  Tom and Joyce were great supporters of their local church and many missions around  the world.  Tom was born in Regina, Sask.,  the thirteenth of fourteen children, and moved with his family to Cherry Avenue, Mission, BC, at the age of eight.  He served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was a proud  veteran.  His working years were spent in logging and trucking in many communities throughout Canada but mainly in BC.  In 1975 Tom started his own company, Tom-Mark Transport Ltd, which is still operated in Abbotsford by his son, Mark.  You are invited to leave a personal letter or note of condolence online at WiebeandJeskefh.com……..Details for   a Celebration of Life service will be  announced at a later date.

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From: Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home

Wiebe and Jeske Funeral Home Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Len and Elizabeth Doerksen
Relation: friend

Our deepest sympathies to Joyce and the family. We have such sweet memories of our time at Northside Community Church together. He was always so friendly and kind.

From: Cheryle Hallberg
Relation: met at Northside Church in Mission.

Tom was such a wonderful and gentle man. We loved his kind spirit.
Thoughts and prayers to Joyce and the family at this time.

From: Martin and Tiffany Loewen
Relation: attended Northside Community Church

Tom was a kind man with a big smile and a wonderful wife. Our deepest sympathies to Joyce and family.

From: Albert Smyth
Relation: Tom was my Uncle

Uncle Tom , I will always be thinking of you , my heart will hold you and your family in my memories until we meet again ! During some of our special times spent together you taught me how to keep the shiny side up and between the ditches , good times I’ll cherish forever ! I know the family feels the love and comforting thoughts from all of Uncle Tom’s loved ones and friends . A true gentleman and family man .RIP

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