It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of TOM NEEDHAM of Waterloo Ontario age 68 with his family by his side. On Saturday, April 16, 2022 as the sun rose at Hospice Waterloo Region.
Tom and Judie (Woods) have been married almost 44 years. They have two children Christopher and Gregory who brought him endless Joy and grey hair!
Tom was happiest around the home he created for his family, surrounded by family especially his precious four grandsons!
After retirement Tom’s idea of travel was a daily three hour walk around Anndale Park and the neighbourhood with lab Molly and often a grandson or two.
The park he created in our yard was and still is filled with kids skating on rink he built, soccer games, treasure hunts and baseball he enjoyed both playing and watching.
Tom is survived by his wife Judie his children Chris and Krista , Grandsons Logan and Connor. Greg and Katie, Grandsons Nash and Jake. His mother-in-law Shirley Woods (Shera) brother-in-law Gino Woods, sister-in-law Kim Woods and his brother David Needham (BC).
Tom was predeceased by his parents Don Needham, Helen Kendall (Hicks) and wonderful stepfather James “Scotty” Kendall, brother Ron Needham (BC) His Father in law and Friend Lloyd Woods.
Sincere thanks to Grand River Hospital Oncology, palliative care team and Hospice Waterloo Region team for being the “wind beneath my wings” during this difficult time.
As per Tom‘s wishes cremation has been completed. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
If so desired, a memorial donation towards the goal of attaining an MRI machine at St. Mary’s General Hospital would be greatly appreciated.
"We must let go of the life we have planned so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
As Tom would say “HAPPY TRAILS”
Messages and condolences may be left for the family at www.trictycremations.com or 519.772.1237. Please visit Tom's obituary notice on Facebook.