Passed away peacefully after several years of struggle with Parkinsons on November 29, 2014 at the age of 85 years.  Beloved husband of Bernice (nee Rivait) for 56 years.  Loving father of Thomas (Debbie) O’Dwyer, Timothy O’Dwyer, Maureen O’Dwyer (Frank Devereaux) and James (Connie) O’Dwyer.  Proud grandpa of Catherine, Tommy (Jenny), Erin Paonessa (Joe), Shayne, Savannah, Eva Dyck and great grandpa to Jae, Violet, T.J., and Sofia.  Missed by brothers Gerry (Elinor) O’Dwyer and Patrick (Simmone) O’Dwyer, and in-laws Marj O’Dwyer and Fred (Mike) Fairhart, Theresa Matthews, Charlie Crosby.  Predeceased by siblings James O’Dwyer, Bill O’Dwyer, Marion Fairhart, Rita Jagelewski. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Tom owned and operated McLaughlin and O’Dwyer Dental Lab. He will be remembered by his Club 55 friends. If you so desire, donations made to Parkinson Foundation of Southwestern Ontario would be appreciated by the family. A private family service has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to FAMILIES FIRST 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519) 969-5841. Share memories, photos or make a donation online at

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