Obituary of Tom Potts
Thomas Edmund Potts, predeceased by his wife Enid Helen (Slack). Potts, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Perley Rideau Veterans Health Centre Ottawa, ON. Tom was a long-time resident of Grand Bay-Westfield. Born on September 19, 1925 in Saskatoon, SK, he was a son of the late Thomas Edmund and Florence Emily (Cuevas) Potts. He was educated at the Bedford Road Collegiate, SK and George Williams College, Chicago where he earned a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Health Education. He served in the R.C.N.V.R. during WWII on the HMCS Kamloops, HMCS Crusader the HMCS Uganda. He was employed with the Canadian YMCA as Physical Director and Executive Director for 32 years until his retirement in 1984. He was a member of Church of the Resurrection, Canadian YMCA and an Honorary Member of Saint John Y’S Men’s Club. He was self-reliant, an accomplished gardener, spoon player, BBQ king, problem solver, loved Christmas carols, made wicked go-carts and enjoyed a “sipper” with his friends .
He is survived by daughters, Linda Curtis (William “Bill”) of Lewiston, NY , Catherine Potts (Brenda Hay) of Kanata, ON, brother-in-law Allan G. Slack (Gail) of Okotoks AB, sister-in law Donna Slack of Swan River, MB, daughter-in-law Jessica Taylor-Potts of Lexington, KY; grandchildren, Alec Curtis, Lara Curtis and Nadia Potts plus numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his wife and parents he is predeceased by son, Dr. Jeffrey Potts and bother-in-law Donald Slack.
Cremation has occurred and the funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection. Interment will take place at St. Peter's Cemetery, Woodman's Point, NB. For those who wish remembrances to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences and remembrances may be placed at www.brenansFH.com.