Tom Shore

Tom Shore

Friday, December 8th, 1933 - Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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Shore, Tom

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Went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. At Seaforth Community Hospital on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Thomas Earl Shore of Listowel, in his 87th year.

Husband of Ruth (Fryers) Shore.

Father of Lynne & Robert Armstrong of Colborne, Deborah Shore of Listowel, and Mark & Brenda Shore of Huntsville.

Grandfather of Brittany & Nic Ellis of Baltimore, Ontario, Andrew & Chauntell Armstrong of Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Whitney & Mike Smith of St. Marys, Ontario, and Marlee & Tyler Young of North Bay, Ontario.

Brother of Art & Judy Shore of Hamilton, Marj & Jim Foster of Hamilton, and Nancy & David Marshall of Manitoulin Island; brother-in-law of Shirley Shore of Dundas and Roberta Fryers of Listowel.

Predeceased by his parents Earl & Rosemond (Phillips) Shore, brother Gord Shore, sister June Shore, sister Eleanor Urquhart and brother-in-law Jerry Urquhart.

Born in Windsor, Tom grew up in Hamilton where he met and married his wife Ruth, and worked for a number of years at Dofasco while living in Burlington. In 1968 the family moved to Wroxeter, and Tom became a teacher at F.E. Madill Secondary School in Wingham, where he taught machine shop and math until his retirement from teaching in 1992. In 2004 Tom and Ruth moved to Listowel, then in 2019 Tom moved into HuronLea Nursing Home in Brussels, while Ruth moved to Highland Apartments in the same facility. Tom and Ruth have been faithful members of Gorrie Bible Fellowship for the past 23 years.

A private family funeral service will be held at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, on Saturday March 21st, with Pastor Gary Goodkey officiating. A public memorial service will be held at Gorrie Bible Fellowship at a future date to be determined.

Interment in White Chapel Memorial Garden, Hamilton.

Memorial donations to Gorrie Bible Fellowship or Overseas Missionary Fellowship would be appreciated.

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    Saturday, March 21st, 2020 |
    Saturday, March 21st, 2020
    Eaton Funeral Home
    385 Main St. W.
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    White Chapel Memorial Gardens
    1895 Main St W
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Marc Forrest

Posted at 10:10am
Dear Ruth and Family, please accept our deepest sympathy. I taught with Tom for many years at F.E. Madill and have many fond memories of him during that time. Mary and Marc Forrest


Posted at 08:57pm
Dear Ruth and families
We are so saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Our sincere condolences to you all. May you find comfort and peace in the days ahead knowing he is with his Lord and Saviour.
John & EmmyLou Wassink

Kim Nickel (Greer)

Posted at 04:01pm
Ruth and family, sending my condolences, love and prayers for you all at this sad time. Tom was truly a genuine man of God and was an inspiration to our family and all that knew him. I appreciate the time shared with Tom and Ruth and their love for our Lord and Saviour. May you all find peace and comfort in the days ahead knowing Tom is with our Saviour. Sending our love Kim, Autumn and Jaden Greer

Judy Nickel

Posted at 03:25pm
Dear Ruth & Famly,l send my deepest condolences at this time Tom was a very Special person Kims family & l have many great memories .My thoughts & prayers go out to you all. God BLESS

Tena Thornton

Posted at 02:17pm
Our deepest sympathies to the Shore family may the peace of God cover you and hold you in the days to come. From Don and Tena Thornton and family.

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