It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father on April 19th, 2020 (Orthodox Easter Sunday) during the “Feast of Lights”. He is now reunited with his beautiful wife Angie, who passed away 10 years earlier, also on Orthodox Easter Sunday.
"Dad, you may be out of sight but you will forever be in our hearts."
Tommy passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 93 with his loving family regularly taking turns being with him. He is predeceased by his wife Angie (April 4, 2010), parents Hadla Ferris and Fayad George Mackarous, brothers Norman (Emma Mackarous) and Eddie (Denise Barette) and sister Lottie (Lionel Rochon). He is survived by his sister Mary. Adored father of Linda, Donna (Pierre Catellier), Anthony (Laura Farrugia) and Karen. Cherished grandfather of Krista (Reg Duffy), Jonathan (Kristin Taylor), Kelly (Gwyn Warren), Matthew, Kayla (Joshua Coburn), Ellis, Adriana, Nicholas, Marco (Jessica Musyj) and Thomas. Cherished great-grandfather to Ashlyn, Isaac, Spencer, Emma, Sophia, Grace, Shea, Haylie and Olivia. He will be long remembered and greatly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tommy was a dedicated husband and father and would do anything for his family. He was an amazing, giving man and was successful at everything he did. He was not only our leader, but he was a mentor to all of us and we will forever miss his wisdom. He was an avid golfer at Summerlea Golf and Country Club, a bowler at Laurentian Lanes and a curler (thanks to Angie) at the Lachine Curling Club. He also loved going to the Syrian Club, playing cards and going for Friday night dinners with his friends. Anyone who knew him knew he was our “Tom Terrific” and “human math wiz”. He loved to socialize, interact with people and he enjoyed taking scenic drives to the Laurentians, through Mount Royal and along the Lakeshore to the Lachine Canal.
The family would like to extend special thanks to: Dr. Lise Anne Lavallee and Dr. Geneviève Richer and the amazing 12th floor staff at the Ste. Anne’s Veterans Hospital; Dr. Michael Thirlwell and staff of the Cedars Cancer Centre – Glen site; and the CLSC’s Lachine staff for their ongoing dedication and the long-term care they provided to our father.
Under the current COVID-19 circumstances, a visitation will not take place and a private family service will be held. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date and information will follow.
Donations can be made to any of the following: The St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (https://saintgeorgemontreal.org/), the Cedars Cancer Foundation (https://www.cedars.ca/cedars/en/donate.ca) or the Ste. Anne’s Veterans Foundation (http://deretourenforce.ca/en/).
Dad, this chapter has ended. Reunite with your beloved Angie and rest in Eternal Peace!