The family of Thomas Joseph Carling is saddened to announce his sudden passing at 70 years of age on January 16th, 2023 after a brief illness.
Tom was born on March 10th, 1952 to Walter and Pearl (Laforce) Carling, setting a record for the biggest baby (to date) born at the Buckingham, Quebec hospital. Tom continued to make a big impression on people throughout his life, in particular the love of his life Catherine McLeod, whom he married in November of 1974.
Tom retired in 2002 from his career as the manager of parks and trees for the City of Ottawa and continued to work on the small family business with his sons Ryan and Jesse on their beloved homestead in Mulgrave, QC.
Tom enjoyed socializing with his many friends, fishing, and hosting tours around Lac La Blanche on his pontoon boat. He always had time to lend a hand, share his vast knowledge, and to laugh and tell stories.
Tom is survived by his wife Cathy, sons Ryan (Angie) and Jesse (Mary), grandchildren Reese and Jack, his siblings Gail (Dan) and Terry, extended family and countless friends.
A celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, January 28th 2023, 3:00 pm, at the Hill & Gully Riders Club on Inlet Road in Mulgrave QC.
Cathy and Family,
We are saddened to hear of Tom’s death. May you and your family find comfort in your wonderful memories.
Betty & Charlie Fortune
Cathy, Ryan, Jesse and family — I only just heard this terribly sad news about Tom. I’m so heartbroken for you all. While I hadn’t seen him in a long while, I have such fond memories of my visits on my way up to Lady Lake. He always had a smile, a warm laugh, and a big hug for me. Sending love your way as you cope with this loss. My sincerest condolences. Xo
My sincere sympathies to his wife Cathy and to Ryan, Jesse and all his family and friends! May all the memories you shared with him bring you peace during this difficult time! XoX
My sincere condolences to all the family. Tommy always had a smile and some kind of a joke to tell! A very great man!
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Cathy , sons Jesse and Ryan , I will always remember Tom as a funny loving person and the good times we spent with him , rest in peace my friend.
To Cathy, Ryan, Jesse and family
We send out deepest sympathies to all of you at this time.
Memories of Tom will forever be embedded in my heart from sitting on the porch at the farmhouse, hunting in the fall and will always remember the trout pond where we spent many days after work. Knowing I lost my own father as a teenager, I found guidance and support as I would have my own father with your family.
Cathy, you Thomas and your boys treated me like one of your own that I was honored to have Tom stand in our wedding and naming our own son Thomas. Could have never thanked him enough for all he’s done from friends, carrier to fatherhood.
You Will always be in my heart, We will miss you tremendously.
Rest in Peace Pa…
Glen, Christine, Thomas & Ella-Ann
U will be greatly missed. Go rest with the Lord your work here on earth is done
A great loss for all of us whose path Tom crossed. Rest In Peace old friend. Much love and many memories Cathy, Ryan and Jesse from the Tomlinson’s.
A great loss to all of us whose path Tom has crossed over the many years. Rest In Peace our old friend. Much love and memories to Cathy, Ryan, Jesse and family from the Tomlinson’s.
Dear Cathy and boys,
I wanted to tell you that you and your family are in my prayers. I realize that there are no words that I could write or say to make things better, Remember that those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. You and your sons have my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences.
We like to offer our deepest sympathies to the family’s, Cathy, Jesse and Ryan. He will be greatly missed…
I have great memories of our get togethers at the lake! Our kids playing on the beach we would enjoy the hot summer days relaxing 😎 and laughing at Tom’s and Guy’s jokes!
I’m sure they are now both catching up right now! Love 💕
My sincere sympathy Cathy to you, your boys and family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Tom was a wonderful person who will be deeply missed.
Dear Cathy, Ryan, Jesse and Family. It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and all the love you need in the days to come.
Cathy and Family,
There are no words to ease the pain you all feel. Although I never met Tom, the pictures and the stories tell of a life well lived and well loved. My sincerest sympathy to all of you. Take care.
Janice Salter Mason, Dartmouth, N.S.
Dear Cathy, Ryan, Jesse, and family. Our sincere condolences for your loss. Tom was a great guy who always had a word for anyone he encountered. His sense of humour and friendliness will be missed by all who knew him. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
Erik and Joanne Larsen
My sincere sympathy to Cathy and your family, I will keep many good memories and good talks with Tom.
Cathy, Ryan, Jesse and family. I am saddened to hear of Tom’s passing, please accept my sincerest condolences. I will be forever grateful for his kindness and for being a father figure to my son Shane. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time ❤
My Dearest Cathy, Ryan and Jesse
My heart aches for your deep sorrow.
For so very many years we lived and loved our best lives as family.
Tom embraced me as a sister for many years with so many adventures, so much laughter and shared love.
Tom will remain in my heart, and so very many hearts forever.
With sincere, deep sympathies and the best memories.
Our sympathies to Cathy and family. We were sad to hear of Tom’s passing. May he rest in peace. Jim and Suzanne.
Kathy.. what can I say? I SO am saddened by this news.. I will always remember his laughter & personality . I for one SO glad that I had the opportunity to meet you both .. RIP Thomas Carling……x
My sympathy to you and your family, Tom was a great friend he will be missed by many. RIP buddy
My sympathies to the family, Tom was a good friend he will be missed by many. RIP old friend
We will miss our buddy Tom so much. A lifetime of adventures and tales intertwined between our families. Sending Luv to all the Carling family at this difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies to you Cathy and your family.
How saddened I am to learn of Toms’ death. He was a special man who always made us laugh. RIP Thomas Carling.
My deepest sympathy to you Cathy and your family
Elaine Stanyar Christian
Campbell River, B C.
Our heart and thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you Cathy and the family at this very difficult time. It is one of the most difficult times in life. May strength and friends help you through your journey. RIP Tom our dear friend, you will be missed and not forgotten. Karen and Eric
My heart aches for Cath, Ryan, Ange, Reese, Jack, Jesse and Mary … I love you all so much. The memories will never fade and will last forever. Tom was without doubt a special soul – had the most dry sense of wicked humour – always a story to tell – and an incredible knowledge of his beloved Mulgrave and Derry. I can only imagine Tom and Bob leaning on the Pearly Gates with a brew in their hands getting caught up. Dear Lord – wash-out!! RIP dear friend ….
Rest In Peace my good friend you will be sadly missed by many
My sincere sympathies to Cathy and the boys! Having known the Carling family longer than I can remember, I am truly saddened by your loss! RIP my friend.
Art & I send our sympathies to all of you.
Dear Cathy & family
My most sincere sympathies on the loss of your Tom, husband, father, grandfather and friend.
My deepest sympathy to Cathy, Ryan ,Jesse, Gail and Terry.
Tom will be dearly missed by his family and many friends I have lots of great memories of times spent with my good friend Tom.
A big loss for thé family thé communaty and for all thé People who had.the chance to spend Time with him.His memory will always be living with our family.Cathy and the boys,we love you
Michèle Nick and the kids
Ted and Jimmy Jozwiak were extremely saddened to hear of Tom’s passing.
We had a lot of working together for the City Of Ottawa.
I would like to send my condolences to Tom’s family.
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the Carling family .
Ken Wiseman and Family
John and Kathy send our deepest condolences to you Cathy and the family. So sad to hear of your loss.
My sincere condolences to all the family sorry for your lost ! Tom is a great man.
I was saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was always ready with a smile and happy to talk; we are poorer without him. God’s peace on you all.
Our thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time. Hoping that once the pain of loss diminishes the happy memories will remain with you always. Though not able to be with you today, we are thinking of you and am sure the comfort of friends and family will lend much support
Kent, Mary, Abby and Hanna Browne
Cathy, Ryan & Jessie, I’m so shocked and sad to hear that you’ve lost your Tom. There are no words I can offer to ease your grief but I hope in time that your memories will help give you some comfort.
Dear Cathy, Ryan, Angie, Jesse, Mary, Reese and Jack,
Our heartfelt condolences in the passing of Tom.
He will be remembered by so very many for his kindness and wonderful sense of humour.
May your many happy memories bring you peace and strength.
Heidi & Bernie
My sincere sympathy for the lost of Tom.My thought are with you…
Dear Cathy, Jesse, Ryan, Angie, Reese and Jack,
Jim and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was one of the first people we met when we moved to Big Lake, and your families made us feel welcome in the area. We treasure our memories of this big-hearted man with the twinkling eyes. Please accept our deepest condolences, and may your loving memories offer you peace and comfort.
James Donnelly & Suzanne Roeder
My condolences to Tom’s family, he was a kind gentle soul. May all of your happy memories within each of you, bring you comfort during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy to Cathy, Ryan ,Jesse, Gail and Terry.
Tom will be dearly missed by his family and many friends including myself. I have lots of great memories of times spent with my good friend Tom.
My deepest sympathy to the family and many friends, I know he had a lot of them.
He will be missed by many , just a great guy
Cathy and family. It was shocking news to hear about Tom’s passing. Don always talked about him and the fun they had in college. Our prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Don& Cathie Heeringa