It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing, after a brief illness, of Thomas McKone, 53, with his family at his side.
Thomas was born in Burnaby, BC and grew up in the Salmon Arm area, graduating from Salmon Arm Senior High School in 1981. He started his training as a Heavy Duty Mechanic in Medicine Hat, AB and then moved to Vegreville and completed his certification at NAIT, later receiving his second ticket to become a certified Machinist at NAIT as well. He has lived in Beaumont for almost 30 years, working for Hoerbiger in Spruce Grove for the last number of years.
He is lovingly remembered by his beloved partner Colleen Noonan, his children Trent (Ariana), Lauren Sims (Keagan) and Colby; and by his most cherished grandchildren Sadie and Micah. He is also survived by his mother Jeanette Martin and siblings Dennis (Bonnie McClelland), Colleen Cederholm (Glyn Yuhas), Michael (Treicia Sutherland) and Gloria Couture (Phil). He was predeceased by his father Yvon Martin in 2000.
Thomas was loved by everyone who met him, and will be greatly missed by everyone. Thomas would help anyone who needed a hand. He will remembered for his wonderful smile and gentle spirit, and his love of the outdoors. He will be especially missed by his special friends whom he spent so much time with camping and flying his airplanes. His friends were like his family to him.
A memorial service was held for Thomas on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00, at Hainstock’s , 9810 – 34 Avenue NW Edmonton Alberta.