They say only the good die young - and in my memory of Tom, no truer words can be spoken.
I worked with Tom at Smith Transport from 1973 to 1982 and even after leaving the company, continued to be in touch with him periodically until his retirement. Capable, patient and kind, I consider Tom to have been a good friend and guiding force during the formative years of my time in the transportation business - and while there were many good men in the Pricing Department that I looked up to, Tom was one of the very best. Unfortunately, our paths never seemed to cross again and I am truly saddened to learn of his passing.
Eternal, restful, peaceful sleep Old Friend. The world - and everyone you touched in it, has been made better by just knowing you......and you will be missed.
With profound and sincere condolence,
Tommy was a wonderful, caring and kind man who touched the lives of all who knew him. He lived for his wife and family and was a fantastic cousin to me. In our younger years, the last time we saw each other was when we had our picture taken with our mothers before he went to Canada. I was fortunate to re establish contact again in the 90’s and have had many lovely memories ever since. He was my last cousin of our generation. VERY much missed by myself and Rob.
It was an honour and pleasure to know you for 40 years. You were a teacher, mentor and friend. You were a pivotal figure and influence in our lives and for that I thank you. I wish you peace and tranquility as you rest before your next journey. Good bye old friend, you will be missed.
RIP Grandpa Shaw