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Mike Thomas

April 30, 1932 - March 5, 2013


Leroy Greig Thomas (Mike) passed away peacefully on March 5 at the age of 80 after a brief illness.

He will be welcomed in Heaven by his father Everett, his mom Mona, his two sisters Pat and Lynn and many other family and friends who have gone before him.

He will be remembered by his loving wife of 56 years Norma, his children Greig (Sandra), Patricia (George), Michael, Donna, Catherine (Ken), Kevin, Lisa; grandchildren, Michael, Bridget, Andrew, Brian, PJ, Heather, Sarah, Jared, Courtenay, Emilie, Kimberly, Corey, Bethany, Melissa, Logan, Daniel, Greig, Grace, Alex, Hope; great grandchildren Dominik, Mackenzie, Kayden, Caellum; his sister Penny (Michael) and many nieces and nephews.

Mike was born in Trail, BC, and moved with his mom and sister Pat to Terrace during WW2. After the war he moved to Trail where he met Norma and in 1954 they settled in Oliver and raised their family. Mike was a dedicated B.C. Tel employee for 40 years, an avid cyclist and a passionate baseball fan. GO JAYS!

A memorial mass will be celebrated by Fr. Neil Lustado at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 9, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC.

Donations are gratefully accepted for the Union Gospel Mission, 601 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7 or at

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting  Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Brenda Shaw
Relation: Friend

Norma and family:

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of dear Mike. We have wonderful memories of him through the years, especially when he used to call us “Shawskie!”…..He will be sorely missed and we hold you all in our thoughts and prayers….
With love: Sandy, Frank Jones and family, Norma Shaw and Greg and Brenda Shaw.

From: Carolyn Madge (Cranna)
Relation: Friend

Deepest condolences to Norma and family. I have such fond memories of Mike. He was a wonderful family man, deeply committed to his community in every way. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and respected him. He was kind, funny and thoughtful. Thinking of you Norma and wishing you peace on your journey through the grieving process.

From: Jim Dezall
Relation: Friend

My heartfelt condolances to Norma and family. I have so many great memories of “Leroy” and his wonderful family. Mike taught me a lot in the time I worked with him and made my time in Oliver fun. Picnics on the beach and just sharing time with his family. I remember the dishcloth in the side pocket being used for everything. You have lost a special person but you have so many great memories that he will never be far from you.Thinking of you all at this time. Jim

From: Myrna Allison
Relation: Friend

Norma and family
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.

From: Jana Huolt
Relation: family

Our deepest sympathy to your family.Great Grandpa Mike(GG) held a special place in Dominik’s life…you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Jana and Dan Huolt. Kristi Baptiste, Tristan, and great grandson, Dominik Baptiste.

From: Gary Miller
Relation: A great man I got to know.

My condolences. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Thomas family. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know this great man while growing up. He was a loving husband and father and an individual I respected and enjoyed being around and talking with. Peace be with you Mike, (Mr. Thomas). You will truly be missed.

From: Mike and Willo Doherty
Relation: Friend

Greig, Sandra, Mike and the rest of the Thomas family;
Our deepest condolences for your loss.

From: Dorothy A Taylor
Relation: Norma a CWL member

So sad ot hear of your husband’s passing Norma.He was certainly a great man and will be grealty missed by all who knew him.
Love Dorothy A Taylor

From: Bill & Francie Ross
Relation: Friend

To The Family,

We share in your grief but know that Mike is in a better place. The time that we have known Mike was extremely rewarding to us. Mike was a great guy and friend and will be missed.

Our thoughs and prayers are with you,
Bill & Francie

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
March 9, 2013
Beginning at 10:00am

Christ the King Catholic Church
35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial mass will be celebrated by Fr. Neil Lustado at 10:00 A.M. Saturday March 9, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Oliver, BC.

35060 - 107th Street (6044 Spartan Street)
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

The Union Gospel Mission,
601 E. Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7
or at

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