November 26, 1928 – May 08, 2019
At Dryden Regional Health Centre, Thomas Martin Button of Dryden passed away peacefully. Tom was born November 26, 1928 in West Kildonan, Manitoba to Jack and Lillian Button. He attended Victory and Centennial schools, and then finished high school at United College (University of Winnipeg) in 1945. Tom worked a number of jobs before training in a retail pharmacy as an apprentice, then graduating the School of Pharmacy, University of Manitoba in 1955. He worked in several pharmacies including Meyers Drugs and J Kerr Brown. Tom married Evelyn Bealey at St. Martins-In-the-Field Church on August 8, 1958 in Winnipeg, MB. They moved to Shoal Lake, MB in 1967 spending four years there before moving to Dryden, ON in 1971. Together they started Professional Pharmacy in Dryden in 1975, retiring in 1994.
Tom is survived by children, Jeffrey, Robert (Jeanette) of Thunder Bay, Dawn of Winnipeg; one granddaughter Melissa and two grandsons, Nicholas and Jack. He will be missed by many friends, especially by his long-time companion Laila Tracy. Tom is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Tom was predeceased by his wife Evelyn in 2000, grandson Christopher in 2007, sister Edith, and brothers Ted, Darcy, and Jack.
Tom was a dedicated member of his community and church, serving with the Lions Club for 50 years. He enjoyed travelling, gardening and cross-country skiing. Tom left this world with a deep and abiding faith in God, evidenced by his quiet and humble service to all who knew him.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Tom’s life will be held Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 175 Cecil Ave, Dryden with Pastor James Wood officiating. Interment in the Dryden Cemetery will take place after the luncheon following the service. There will be no visitation.
If friends desire donations may be made to a charity of choice through Stevens Funeral Homes, PO Box 412, Dryden ON. P8N 2Z1.
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Our Saviour Lutheran Church
175 Cecil Ave
Dryden, ON P8N 2X6
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Thomas Button November 26 1928 May 08 2019..