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Thomas Schilling

December 26, 1959 - January 13, 2014


Tom passed away suddenly on January 13th.  He was born in Germany to Adolf and Margareta Schilling and immigrated to Canada in 1987 where he met his love, Melodie.

Tom touched many people with his generosity, kindness and was well known for his in-depth conversations.  He was a hardworking man and was committed to everything he undertook.

He is survived by his wife, Melodie; step-daughters, Kyla Hickey (Jason Strongman) and Colleen Hickey; grandchildren, Zoe, Ella, Kobe; his family in Germany, mother, Margareta, siblings, Arnold, Christian, Krista, Karen and Carmen.  He is also survived by many sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews.  

Tom always had a special place in his heart for those in need.  In his memory, donations can be made to Plan Canada, Gifts of Hope, 245 Englinton Ave East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 0B3



























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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Lamourah Perron
Relation: Tom was a friend and a neighbour.

I am very sadden by the sudden loss of such a great man. My thoughts, love and support go out to Melodie and family. He will be greatly missed.
Love Lamourah

From: Anne Desjardins And Jack Starr
Relation: Tom has been a friend since 1990

Good bye Tom. It is so sad to see you go so soon! I have many happy memories of you and will not forget you .

From: Irene and Fred Evanoff
Relation: aquaintance

Melodie, sending our prayers and sympathy letting you know we are thinking of you and your family at this time of sadness. Irene & Fred Evanoff

From: Guus Diks
Relation: Known Tom since 1980

Here is goodbye to a friend I spent so many adventures with.

From: Ann and John Wright
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

It truly is a sad day but we feel very fortunate at the same time. Fortunate to have crossed paths with such a remarkable person and blessed to have had the honor of having him as a friend. You will be missed and thought of often.
Ann and John

From: Uli Strempel
Relation: friend in Berlin and BC

It’s very often, that the good people go to early. Tom you are gone for sure much much to early.

From: Susanne Guhl
Relation: we met 1980 in Berlin

For you Tom

Durch des Lebens Wüste irr ich glühend
Und erstöhne unter meiner Last,
aber irgendwo,vergessen fast,
weiß ich schattige Gärten kühl und blühend.

Aber irgendwo in Traumesferne
Weiß ich warten Ruhestatt
Wo die Seele wieder Heimat hat
Weiß ich Schlummer warten,Nacht und Sterne

Hermann Hesse

Lots of Love to you Melodie

From: Kelly Nielsen
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. He loved you and the girls so much in everything he did. The love you two shared was so inspiring. Though I haven’t seen him for a few years, I will always remember him for his kindness, hardwork and creativity, his loyalty to you and his ability to jump into deep conversations. I am glad that you had so many years with such a wonderful man. I know he will be deeply missed.
Much love to you and your family,

From: Ed & Eva Cox
Relation: acquantance

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mel and her family. We cannot believe that he is gone.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
January 20, 2014
Beginning at 10:00am

Nelson Memorial Park Cemetery
Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Graveside service

Falls Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2


Date & Time:
January 19, 2014
Beginning at 10:00am

Chapel of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.
613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

613 Ward Street
Nelson, BC Canada V1L1T2

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:
Plan Canada, Gifts of Hope, 245 Englinton Ave
East, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario, M4P 0B3






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