broadhurstfrontPeacefully with his family by his side, Tom passed into eternal rest on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Palliative Care, Bluewater Health.  Dearly beloved husband and best friend of Patricia for 60 years. Loving father of Carolyn Broadhurst-de Rosenroll (Stephen), David Broadhurst, Lesley Broadhurst (Harry Teitelbaum) and Jennifer Malcolm (James). Cherished grandfather of Caitlin, Roy, Taylor, Diana, Lindsay, and Andrew. Loving brother of Geoffrey Broadhurst (Pippa) of New York and brother-in-law of Marion Davey and the late Wilkie Davey. Also survived by many caring nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  Tom lived in Kent, England during World War II, and later moved to Canada with his parents, Thomas and Mildred Broadhurst (nee Ford). He graduated from the University of Toronto in Chemical Engineering in 1952. Tom and Pat were married in 1953 and made their first home in Kingston, ON. There, Tom was employed as a Chemical Engineer at DuPont, and later, a lecturer at Royal Military College.   He earned a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University in 1973. Tom was a founding member of the Kingston Minor Soccer League, and one of the founding members and first Treasurer of the Canadian Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, Kingston Chapter. After moving to Sarnia in 1973, he worked at the Research Department of Imperial Oil until his retirement. Tom was also an active member with Professional Engineers Ontario and the Chemical Institute of Canada.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, with family and friends being received one hour prior to the service commencing. Cremation to follow.  Donations in Tom’s memory will be gratefully received by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Inn of the Good Shepherd (cheques only at the funeral home please). Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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