Tom died at Cowichan District Hospital after a lengthy bout with throat cancer. He leaves his wife, Marina; daughters, Dawn Clemens (Dennis), Natalie Gabinet (John Busby), Terri Stanko (Don McGillivray); sons Jon Woodland (Tracey), Kim Jacobsen; sister Mary Karliner; brother Edward Stanko (Anita); plus 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Tom taught at Mount Prevost School from 1964 to 1974 and became the Work Experience Coordinator from 1974 until he retired in 1989. He was a life member of the Duncan Kinsmen Club. After retirement he volunteered for many organizations in the Cowichan Valley. He will be sadly missed.
A gathering to celebrate Tom’s life will be held at the Duncan Community Lodge on Moose Road on Sunday, June 28, 2:00 pm. Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to the Clements Centre Society or to a charity of your choice.