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Daniel David Thomas Carney

February 19, 1940 - November 30, 2010


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tom following complicated illnesses. He is dearly missed by Anne, his wife of 49 years, daughter Jill (David), son Todd (Holly), his five grandchildren Nicolas, Liam, Colin, Noa and Jon Tomas. Tom is also survived by his brother Jim (Brenda), sisters Pat and Norah, nieces and nephews Jane, Adrian, Jeremy, John and Natalie.
Tom has met many wonderful and warm people (real people, he said) as he made his journey through life. As a journalist he covered the Press Gallery in Victoria for The Canadian Press; he worked and lived in Tokyo, an assignment that took him to many parts of Asia, including a favourite, Indonesia; to his retirement residence in Gillies Bay. Tom has always enjoyed writing; from his morning muses on Facebook, communicating with email friends, to stories of local interest. To the end he said that he was not finished with writing. Since moving to Gillies Bay five years ago, Tom took great pleasure in restoring his 1950 Jaguar Mark V drop head coupe. Tom will be remembered for his kindness, intelligence and humour by his many friends throughout the world. He drew on the strengths of these friendships during the last months of his life.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on December 12 at the Ravenous Raven, 2614 Gillies Bay Road, at 3 pm. All who knew him are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local food bank or charity of your choice.


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From: Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff

Stubberfield Funeral Home Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Michael R. Carson
Relation: friend

Tom leaves behind a lifetime of building friendships and thoughtful writing. We enjoyed an electronic rapparte’ on several subjects, and his sense of humour was a bright moment I would always look forward to. I will miss him, and know his family and friends on Texada will miss him greatly.

From: guillermo and Rosa Crosby
Relation: dear old friend

We will always regard Tom as a true friend…his wonderful sardonic (at times) humor…his demonstration of friendship…his concern about others…what a wonderful human being…will be truly missed.

From: Signe Housser
Relation: Friend

Anne, Jill and all Tom’s family: words fail. Know that we too, are devastated. What luck to be able to call such a lovely man your friend!
Love, Signe and Shannon

From: Robert Klein
Relation: friend

I am saddened by your loss and will miss his friendship.

From: lacharojana kitiphat
Relation: friend,from social network

In memory of Tom Carney….” Happy Birthday Pom…. !!! Man my wife and I are glad to be home on our Pacific Island tonigth after an exhausting trip home. But a good time to rest up and regain strength–neighbour had come in and had a llovely warm fire going etc. Cheers and wishing a happy year ahead for you” November 7 2010. …….Stay at peaceful and beautiful place Tom…….

From: Michael Wolfhard
Relation: Friend since high school

Tom was a good friend to many – he helped me through some difficult teenage years and never failed to lift my spirits as we crossed paths from time to time latter in life. The world is a little poorer,and a little less cheerful, now he is gone.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 12, 2010
Beginning at 3:00pm

Ravenous Raven
2614 Gillies Bay Road
Gillies Bay, BC Canada

2614 Gillies Bay Road
Gillies Bay, BC Canada

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