(Cecil) Thomas Isaacs

November 26th, 2021

Mr. (Cecil) Thomas Isaacs, son of the late John and Vera Isaacs, was born in Brenda, Manitoba on October 26th, 1931. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.  He married Gloria Buchanan on January 26th, 1951.  They had three children Daughter Beverley, Son Darcy and Daughter Sandra.  They moved to Grande Prairie Alberta in 1956, then in 1968 migrated West to settle in Kamloops B.C.  Tom was predeceased by Gloria on March 8th, 2012.

 As a young man, Tom thoroughly enjoyed playing hardball and hockey where he and his teammates won many championships. He went on to take up golf and curling and had many years of enjoyment playing with friends and family.  Tom loved his Canucks (you knew this by how much he hated them). During his work life, Tom was a master of many crafts - a tinsmith apprentice, a salesman, automotive business owner and a world class bartender.  Tom was a member of the Kamloops Elks Club for many years and enjoyed the community service and social engagements with many friends.

 As he moved into retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family – mostly centered around gatherings at Tom and Gloria’s house in Dallas, Kamloops B.C.  The house had a swimming pool, which was the great sunny getaway in which most of his seven grandchildren grew up.  On summer afternoons, he could be found singing to himself at the grill, while all the children ran around and the music played. He loved to sing. He was a witty man, and could make you roar with laughter in an instant. His laugh was infectious. 

 Tom Isaacs passed away peacefully on November 26th, 2021.   He is survived by Beverley (Gene) Archambault, Darcy (Kathy) Isaacs, Sandra (Rod) Michaud. Seven grandchildren - Desiree (Kelly) Archambault, Brandon (Jaclyn) Archambault, Brianna (Wayne) Isaacs, Darianne (Troy) Isaacs, Dustin (Halle) Isaacs, Adam (Alyssa) Michaud, Corey (Miranda) Michaud, Great Grandson Kellan Isaacs

 

Tom was a husband, a father, a grandfather and so much more. He will be missed. 

Messages:

I still have a Gordon's Gin serving tray that came into our home a lifetime ago. Your dad taught me how to make a proper gin and grapefruit at a very young age that quickly became my father's Pat's lifelong favorite and now mine with a splash of soda. Mr Isaac's also taught me a few card tricks and fancy shuffles. Super cool dude..but you know that. Remember the good times. Kevin Shēa

Our sincere condolences to your family. We have fond memories of Tom saving the day for us when we ran out of alcohol at our wedding (48 years ago) and Tom was the Adams rep. He just happened to have a trunk full of product that he graciously made available to us. RIP Tom, a true gentleman.

Dear Isaac Family Some memories and good times with your dad. We were about 10 years apart. He treated me like a little brother. He took me to some of his Portage Mercury fastball team games. I was deemed the Bat Boy and was taught how to stack the bats. I even played one tournament when one of the players was late. Tom was a very giving person. He gave me his first base trapper’s mitt, my first glove. Tom also gave me his Daisy Air Rifle, a single shot. I got pretty good with that. His hearty laugh will always be remembered. I miss our phone calls and talking Blue Jays and Canucks. He was a very generous, caring man and I was glad to be his brother- in- law. Love to the family from Uncle Garry

Tom will be forever living in his Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Re-united with his love Gloria. His favourite saying “I’ll decide” will be his motto in rest as it was in his life. Rest easy Tom.

Our heartfelt condolences to all of Uncle Tom’s family on his passing. He was always joking and teasing. There was so much laughter when he was around. Sending love, hugs and prayers to you all.

When I think of Uncle Tom I immediately hear his infectious laugh along with the laughter of those around him. We enjoyed some fun times at Tom and Gloria’s home as kids. I would like to pass on condolences from my family to my cousins and their families for your loss.

Sincere condolences to the Isaacs, Michaud & Archambault Families......Uncle Tom will be missed, may he rest in peace surrounded by those who have gone before him - ❤️ Bryan & Vince

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