Thomas "Tom" Francis Shadbolt
Thomas Francis Shadbolt, 71, of Riverview passed away unexpectedly on September 15, 2020 at the Moncton Hospital.
He was born in Halifax, NS on February 11, 1949 the son of the late George and Marjorie (Henneberry) Shadbolt.
Tom worked as a Pension Councillor in Supply and Services at the Shediac office until his retirement. He was an avid basketball fan and loved coaching and teaching the game. Never one to sit on the sidelines he was always ready to lend a hand when something needed done. This included starting Riverview Minor Basketball, working on many events for the town and organizing fundraisers for the Children's Wish Foundation in Shediac. He started coaching basketball in Riverview and followed that in Hillsborough at the Caledonia High School for 17 years. He really enjoyed the kids and they respected him. After retirement Tom found time to indulge his love of travel. He went on many trips with Sharon all over the world making many lasting memories that could not be replaced. They travelled to Scotland, Ireland, Norway, the Caribbean and did many cruises. Above all things Tom loved his family and would do anything for them, they were his world. His grandchildren made his life brighter and he treasured the times they shared, he loved them all so much. Tom always had a funny story or joke to tell and will be remembered as a man with a big heart and for his caring ways. "What we keep in memory is ours forever."
He will be deeply missed by his wife and best friend, Sharon (Brewster) Shadbolt; his daughter, Lisa MacKay (Ronald) of Langdon, AB and son, Jason Shadbolt (Noella) of Riverview; his precious grandchildren, Caileigh, Rachel, Sawyer and Andrew; brother, Chester Shadbolt (Arlene) of Calgary, AB. He will also be missed by several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by brothers, George and Merrill; sister, Marjorie "Midge".
There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 from 2-4pm at the Albert County Funeral Home. For those wishing to attend, masks are required, social distancing will be followed and a limited number of people in the building at one time. Please be patient and kind.
Interment will be in the Bayview Cemetery, Harvey, NB.
Donations to the Bayview Cemetery or charity of the donor's choice would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2 734-2780
Thursday, September 24th, 2020
Albert County Funeral Home
Bayview Cemetery, Harvey, Albert County, NB
Bayview Cemetery or charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.