May 23, 1927 ~ August 7, 2014
Tom Good was born May 23, 1927 in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of five children of Henry and Hulda Good. In 1929, the family returned to the Bromhead area of Saskatchewan.
In 1936, the family moved again and settled in the Riverview area south of Creston.
Tom loved the Creston area. He enjoyed a lifetime of experiences in the Valley and was always willing to share stories. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. In 2009, at the age of 82 years, he shot his last elk… but maybe the achievement of which he was most proud was catching a 120 pound sturgeon in the Kootenay River in 1988.
Tom’s early work career included logging faller and forest fire fighter. Later, after beginning work at the Co-op, he also operated a small dairy farm. He worked for the Creston Co-op for over 30 years; first in Lister Mercantile and later as the assistant manager of the Super Value store in Creston. Following Super Value’s closure, he worked at the Creston Museum helping in the restoration of the logging Arch. Later he worked for Creston Home Support.
In 1948 Tom married Kay Mann. They had two children, Larry and Terry. He married Lil Brotzell in 1969 and was the step-father to her three girls, Susan, Jean and Barb. In 2009, he married Beulah “Babs” Turner.
Tom was predeceased by his parents; three sisters, Mathilde, Lorrine and Betty; brother Henry; and his wife, Lil.
He is survived by his two sons, Larry (Gayle) and Terry (Nadeen); three step-daughters Susan, Jean and Barb (Morgan); his wife Beulah; step-son, Beulah’s son, Dave (Irene); twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Graveside Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Guy Roy Celebrant.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 2L9.