Tom's not well.

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by von Poop, Apr 22, 2016.

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    All the best Tom

  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    With all best wishes
  3. Susan Smethurst

    Susan Smethurst Senior but too talkative

    I have been in touch with Owen during the course of today and to be honest I didn't think I could face posting anything about Tom but now I felt I should and could. After we met via the Forum Tom became one of the dearest friends I have ever had. Sadly it seems he is nearing the time when he will pass to what the Tankies call the Green Fields. He has received the Last Rites and is being well cared for. The messages from the Forum really cheered him but none of those who care for him would wish him to linger and perhaps now is the time this world needs to let him go in peace to his well deserved rest. I will of course keep Owen informed as soon as I hear any further news.
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    Thank you, Susan.
  5. kopite

    kopite Member

    Very sad news, my best wishes Tom.
  6. Sorry to hear the news ,very nice chap from my PM's with him full of sound advice

    My thoughts are with you
  7. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    Susan a well put and very moving message, thank you. Brian
  8. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for your heartfelt message Susan.
  9. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Take care, Tom.
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  10. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    Praying for you, Tom. God bless.
  11. Otto

    Otto GröFaZ Admin

    Thanks you Susan.

    All the best Tom. Godspeed.
  12. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    I have asked my church to pray for you, Tom. They send you this, with which I heartily concur:

    "Mr. Canning thank you for your service to your country...we are so blessed with the wonderful men & women who fight for our freedoms. God Bless you Sir!"
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  13. spidge


    My best wishes Tom.

    You fought for our Freedom and lived a good life.

    You will decide when the time has come to be with your God.

    Tears Tom.
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  14. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    When I joined the forum 5.5 years ago, Tom sent me a message saying that he recognised my avatar, and made a reference to some of the banter that used to pass between his outfit and the 'Geordies'. We exchanged a few PMs and I felt I'd arrived in a warm, comfortable place; like 'home'. Then a 'friend' invite arrived from him. He was the first person to send me a 'friend' invite and although I have never met Tom, he has always been, well, a friend; always helpful, always encouraging, always providing sensible advice. I will miss him.

    Tom is of the Roman Catholic faith and a firm believer. So, I will break an adult lifetime of non observance and say a prayer for him.


    On a separate note, has anyone informed Sapper (Brian Guy) just I case he doesn't know? They are mates...
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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  16. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Go in peace old soldier.Life's work is done
  17. Bluebell Minor

    Bluebell Minor Junior Member

    Shiny 9th

    What superb sentiments, which I humbly endorse. I too will offer up a prayer at Sunday Mass tomorrow.
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  18. Pat Atkins

    Pat Atkins Patron Patron

    All the best, Tom. And thanks.

  19. Hugh MacLean

    Hugh MacLean Senior Member

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Tom and your family.

  20. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Thank you for your insights and help over the years,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers
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