Pictou Advocate Obituaries

QUANN, Thomas Arthur


PICTOU – It is with deep regret that the family of Tom Quann, age 80, of Pictou, announce that he passed away suddenly at home on January 18, 2018.  Born in Pictou, he was the son of Thomas W. and Kathleen (Tat) (Galbraith) Quann.  Tom was a 1955 graduate of Pictou Academy and went on to work at the Royal Bank in both Nova Scotia and Ontario, before returning to G.J. Hamilton’s in Pictou until its closure. He then went on to manage the Seawall Stores at the Pictou Shipyard. In recent years, Tom kept busy making deliveries for two local pharmacies as well as working as a courier for the Pictou County Health Authority. Tom was an avid reader and especially enjoyed political and history books. Tom had a keen sense of humor and enjoyed many sports, playing basketball, golf and curling in his younger years and watching his grandchildren’s activities later in his life. Tom has been inducted into the Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame with the other members of the Pictou Dukes basketball team. Tom’s family was his pride and joy. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patsy (Carroll); his son, Dave and his wife, Kim (Bray), Pictou; his daughter, Kathy and her husband, Garfield Burton, Sussex, NB; grandchildren, Dylan, Jenna, Lindy, Lauren and Kai; great-grandchildren, Rilynn and Brantley; his sister, Peggy and her husband, Gordon English, Pictou; nieces, Nancy, Lynn, Heather and nephew, Robbie. Tom was predeceased by his daughter, Kara.  Visitation will be held at the McLaren Funeral Home, 246 Faulkland Street, Pictou from 6 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd.  There will be no funeral service and a private family interment will be held at a later date.  Family flowers only please. Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Pictou County SPCA, the Canadian Cancer Society, or another charity of your choice.

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