Powell PictureAfter a long battle with cancer on May 9, 2014, Tom went home to be with his Mom and Dad. Tom leaves behind his wife, Tracy, sons Clayton (Jennifer) and Kyle. Father-in-law and best friend Rick (Cheska) Duncan, and mother-in-law Peggy Peters.  Survived by his sisters Marion (Don) Shand, June (John) Irving, Dorethy Duncan, Brenda (Bruce) Stevenson, Marlene (Carl) Mercer, special brother Patrick Powell, brother-in-law to  Ken (Tanya) Duncan, Jodi Duncan, Trevor Duncan, Doug Peters, Amanda Peters, many aunts, uncles, as well as Nieces and Nephews. Predeceased by his parents Roy and Tillie Powell, sister Linda (Ross) Whiting, nephews Trevor, David and Martin Whiting and Richie Prince. Tom was born February 2, 1960. Tom had six sisters and one brother, a wife and two sons. Tom was always a strong man, but these last two years showed everyone just how strong he really was. He has fought cancer for over two years, and never once gave up, even at the end. Tom was a diesel mechanic, and a very good one. He was well known for his great work. He had a great love for old cars, especially old Novas. He loved building them and working on them. Tom was a teacher, because of him there are many fine young men in this world from mechanics to bodymen and handymen. Tom loved life. He adored his wife and loved his boys and was very proud of them. Tom could make you smile with one word or just his little smirk. Tom was a hard worker and kind-hearted man, he would do anything for you. He loved his dogs, Waffles and Jack. Family meant everything to him, he loved them all and was loved by all of them and anyone who knew him. Arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 1576 London Line, Sarnia. At Tom’s request, no services will be held. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Sarnia Humane Society (cheques only at the funeral home please).  Memories and condolences may be sent online at smithfuneralhome.ca

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