Born In: Sydney
Passed on: November 8th, 2012
Thomas Robert Plumridge, of Kennedy Ave., Sydney, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2012, at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born in Sydney, he was the son of the late Robert ‘Bob’ and Sarah (LeVatte) Plumridge.
Tom was a nine-year member of the Second Battalion Canadian Guards, serving from 1957-1959 in Germany during peacekeeping. He retired, at the age of 68, from Sydney Millwork Ltd., where he worked as a cabinet maker. Tom was an avid bowler and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles fan. As we all know, he was the biggest tease and prankster on the Island. His talent for woodworking is evident throughout many homes and businesses in Sydney and his famous line, no matter where you went, was “I built that”. Tom’s door was always open to friends and even though he only had one biological child, he was a surrogate dad/grampie to many.
Surviving are his loving wife of 55 years, Heather (Donovan); daughter, Shelly MacMillan, at home; grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew MacMillan; brothers, George (Marilyn), Sydney, Jack (Erica), Ontario and Fred (Sandra), Alberta; sister-in-law, Norma Plumridge; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlie and Fred Myatt, Middle Cape; numerous nieces and nephews and last, but certainly not least, his loyal companions, spoiled rotten by him, Nacho, Waffles and Hendrix, who stayed by his side during his last few days.
Tom was predeceased by his brothers, Eddy and Charlie and son-in-law, Steve MacMillan.
A memorial service will be held at Sydney Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2 p.m., with Mr. Wayne Ryan officiating. Interment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the An Cala Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, who were instrumental in fulfilling his wish to come home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.sydneymemorialchapel.ca or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.