Thomas Clinton

Obituary of Thomas Clinton

Clinton, Thomas Patrick

13-July-1948 - 24-April-2022

On Sunday, April 24, 2022, after fighting a short but brave battle with cancer, Tom passed away peacefully in Leamington, Ontario at The Erie Shores Hospice, with his loving wife of 46 years, Debbie at his side. Tom was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, the youngest child of Elmer and Helen Clinton. Tom grew up in the town of Aylmer, Ontario where he graduated from both the McGregor Public School and the East Elgin Secondary School. Tom worked for a few years for the Ford Motor Company in St. Thomas, Ontario and then earned a degree from Mohawk College and went to work for the Canadian Federal Government until his retirement in 2008. The cherished husband of Debbie (nee Irvine) and father of Lisa and Michael and grandfather of Lily and Nicholas. Predeceased by his parents Helen and Elmer of Aylmer and his sisters Katie Guest and Marion Williams, Tom is survived by his sisters Norma Wilson and Billie St. Clair and his brother Edwin Walter Clinton. Per his wishes, Tom’s ashes will be interred above his father’s grave in Aylmer. Tom was a huge muscle car enthusiast and finally bought his Dodge Challenger Scat Pack Shaker in 2015 and loved talking about cars and attending every car show he could get to. Lake Havasu City, Arizona was where Tom and his beloved wife Debbie spent many winter vacations before his retirement and six months a year after his retirement at the home they owned on the island in Lake Havasu City. He loved watching the power boats race down the lake. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to Erie Shores Hospice (Hospice Erie Shores Campus) in Leamington by contacting Reid Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631). Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca