Thursday, 13 February 2014

Thorleif (Tom) Bygnes VE3JPN - SK

Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Thursday February 6, 2014 in his 98th year. Loving husband of 69 years to Evelyn (nee Bowes). Beloved father of Dennis (Christina) and Karen. Proud grampa of Erika (Timothy) and Lindsay. Great grampa to Thora. Survived by his sisters Gunvor and Ruth of Norway. Tom was a decorated seaman and radio officer with the Norwegian Merchant Navy during WWII. Afterwards he made his home in Canada and established a custom home building business in Newmarket. For the last 40 years he was an avid amateur radio operator. A memorial service will be held at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main Street S., Newmarket on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. On-line condolences may be made at

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