Tom Moffat of Cochrane, beloved husband of the late Lucia Moffat (deceased March 14, 2008), passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the age of eight-two years.
Tom was born in Calgary and is the only son of Thomas Black and Winifred Ada Moffat. He graduated from Western
Canada High School in 1945, and then attended SAIT where he received his aircraft maintenance certificate. Tom’s career took him to many places throughout Canada. He worked for several airlines throughout his career, retiring in Ontario in 1989 from Wardair Canada. He enjoyed climbing and hiking in the mountains with his parents who were pioneers in climbing circles and were members of the Alpine Club of Canada. Tom was instrumental in developing youth hostels in Alberta. He would often cycle between these hostels helping to build and maintain them. Tom met Lucia in early 1958 through a hiking group, known as the Rocky Mountain Ramblers. They were married December 20, 1958. Tom and Lucia later enjoyed camping, hiking and travelling with their three children. They retired to Nakusp, BC in 1990 and lived there for fifteen years before returning to the Calgary area.
Tom is survived by two sons and daughters in law and a daughter and son in law, James and Laura, Peter and Jackie, Marijke and David Couch, and Colleen’s mother Karen all of Cochrane, six Grandchildren, Zachary, McKayla, Jonathon, Colleen, Malena and Jayda, as well as his step grand daughter Elouise.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,
Memorial Services will be held at BETHANY CARE CENTRE
(302 Quigley Drive Cochrane, AB T4C 1X9) on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Thomas Moffat, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Cochrane Funeral Home, 369 RAILWAY STREET, COCHRANE. Telephone: (403) 932-4740.