Thomas William “Tommy” Bourque, 64, of MacKay Street, Westville passed away on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in the Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, with his family by his side.
Born in New Glasgow, he was a son of the late Fred and Emma (Vigneault) Bourque.
Tom was a proud crane operator at Nova Forge in Trenton where he worked for 20 years. His passion was carpentry, having built several houses, including his own homes and had worked for various contractors. Tom operated a Christmas tree farm for many years and was very proud of every tree he grew. He was an avid hunter and sport fisherman, but most of all loved his family and spending time with his friends.
Tom will be sadly missed by his wife of 42 years Donna (Fraser); daughter, Mary (Joey Gerrior); grandchildren, Kiara and Annais; brothers and sisters, Jimmy (Belle), Junie, Johnny (Marie), all of Westville; Theresa Darroch (Kevin), Hopewell; Jeanie Stewart (Edison), Westville; sisters and brothers in law, Elva Lauchlan, Westville; Earlene and Charlie Kehoe, Westville; aunt Rosie Chennell, Westville; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by sister Patsy Evans; brothers, Joe, Fred, Bernie and infant brother Michael; father-in-law Donald Fraser and mother-in-law Helen (Skidmore) Doyle.
Tom is resting at Eagles Funeral Home, Westville with visiting on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His funeral service will be held 1 o’clock Saturday from the Church of the Holy Name, Westville with Father Donald Boudreau officiating . Spring interment will be in the Holy Name Cemetery. Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Aberdeen Palliative Care Society, or the Oncology Dept. of the Aberdeen Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Jota, Dr. Farrell, Dr. MacFarlane and the nurses of the Palliative Care Unit of the Aberdeen Hospital for the extraordinary care he received during his illness.