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Thomas Rae

RAE, Thomas James 1949-2017 On Sept 17, 2017 in the pre-dawn hours, Tom pushed off from shore for the last time to paddle that river in the Great Beyond. He will be dearly missed by wife Lorna of 44 years, sons James, Peter (Andrea), and granddaughters Hazel and Ivy. Dear brother to Doreen (Graham) and Norma-Jean (Bert). He believed in family and loved all his aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Tom had a long career in IT, both as a Systems Analyst and a Professor at St. Lawrence College. He enjoyed playing baseball, hockey and listening to live Blues music, but his love was always for the outdoors. Whether gardening, chopping wood, hiking, or year-round outdoor camping at Frontenac Park, he was always in his element under a blue sky. May he enjoy many glorious sunsets. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2 - 5 pm, October 21st , 2017 at the RCHA club, 193 Ontario St. Kingston. All are welcome. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Joe's M.I.L.L. (Music Instrument Lending Library) or Friends of Frontenac Park.13211472
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Our condolences to the family
Posted by Carolyn Bonta (Friends of Frontenac member) On Monday, October 30, 2017
We had only just begun to get to know Tom through the past two years of Christmas Bird Counts at Frontenac park, but are grateful to have had the opportunity.
Condolences
Posted by Wendy Merkley (co-worker) On Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Lorna, I am so sorry for your loss of Tom. Tom was a great man, true to himself, and to others. I am so sorry for you and your family. Treasure your memories and stay strong. Thinking of you. Wendy.
great man for all seasons
Posted by John anderson (Colleague St Lawrence College) On Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Tom had an easy way about him whether we were sharing the classroom, the campsite, or a beer. He conveyed that sense of warmth, relaxation and humanity that are timeless. You trusted him. Our thoughts are with Lorna who so wonderfully supported him throughout.
Guiding Light
Posted by Nick Steinberg (friend) On Tuesday, September 26, 2017
We meet thousands of people in our lives. Tom was one of those you remember for years afterwards. He always had time for you no matter how busy he was. And he had the talent to know when to help or when to listen. He will be missed.
My sympathies
Posted by Lynn (Former student) On Tuesday, September 26, 2017
My sympathies to Tom's family and friends. Tom was an amazing teacher at SLC! He was very dedicated and was always willing to help. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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