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13291 TOMAS, David Charles  (Class of 1981)– It is with heavy hearts we must announce the passing of David Charles Tomas, on October 15, 2014. Peacefully surrounded by the love of his family, he passed away showing extreme strength and fortitude battling a very aggressive cancer. Dave is lovingly remembered by the families of his parents Charles and Therese Tomas, his wife Leyna Vo, his twin brother John, brother Stephen, sisters Kerry, La Rosa, Missy and Julie. Dave’s zest for life is best expressed in the words of poet Sylvia Plath, “I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery – air, mountains, trees, people. I thought ‘This is what it is to be happy'” A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Congregation, 175 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto. – See more


3707 David Earle Stothers Lt Col (ret) 1935-2014

Father to Simone and Jackie, Grandpa Dave to Ariel and Zachary Brookes, father-in-law to Gordon Brookes and brother to Rod, Diane and Suzanne. Visitation to be held at Eglinton St George’s United Church in Toronto, 33 Lytton Blvd, 3-6 p.m., October 26, 2014.

Funeral at the National Military Cemetery, 280 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, November 14, 2014, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Toronto East General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice. Source


  • Graham Keene

    October 20, 2014 at 10:26 am

    I did not know Tomas but I too was an RMC graduate. We have lost one of our own. May he rest is peace.

    Graham Keene

  • Chris Chance

    October 20, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I had the very great pleasure (and honour) of working with LCol (Ret”d)Dave Stothers when we were both at Computing Devices Canada. As an artillery officer, Dave was a master of the art of fire control and the science of ballistics, a capability that earned him the respect of gunners in the Canadian and US Armies and the United States Marine Corps. No slouch, he was also an accomplished clarinetist, and had completed most of the courses leading to his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. Dave also had a wonderful sense of humour, and regaled us with tales of his military service in Canada, Europe and Vietnam (with the ICCS). Until struck down by a stroke a few years ago, Dave continued to work, and his enthusiasm was contagious. A dedicated Gunner, he will be greatly missed.

    Goodbye old friend.