Thomas Swift passed away on December 23rd, 2022, at the age of 87 years, lovingly supported by his family. He is survived by his son Patrick (Julie), and daughters Colleen MacDonell (Glenn), Charlotte MacFarlane (Clark), and Catherine Ianni (Joseph). Thomas was a sincere and gentle grandfather to Justin, Cullen, Hannah, Sean, Meredith, Lauren, Ronald, and Madeline. He was elder brother to Maurice and George Swift, and Veronica Soloman. Tom was predeceased by his loving wife and best friend Maureen (née Connolly), his parents Victor and Madeline (née Cullen), and his brother Michael (Anne). A dedicated and respected educator who encouraged his students to produce their best work, Tom taught at secondary schools in Minto, NB; Yellowknife, NWT; and at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School, where he taught English for twenty eight years. The last eight of those years, he also served as Vice-Principal.
In retirement, Tom presented courses at Encore Seniors’ Centre, served on the Centre’s Curriculum Committee and volunteered with the Tri-County Literacy Council. He also sat on the Parish Councils of St. Columban’s and Blessed Sacrament churches. Tom had a passion for baseball, card games and reading. He had an insatiable desire to know. He cherished the long, leisurely days at his New Brunswick summer cottage with his family. As expressions of sympathy donations to Cornwall Hospice would be greatly appreciated by the family. A Mass of Resurrection will be held in Spring of 2023. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home, 822 Pitt Street, Cornwall, Ontario (613) 938-3888.
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