Captain Tom Pallant
1924 – 2015
Thomas Phillip Pallant gently passed away April 30, 2015 surrounded by his family. Born
December 28, 1924, Tom was born and grew up in the Queen Charlotte Islands on the large family “ranch” which is now the Sandspit, Haida Gwaii Airport. He was the youngest of five brothers and his sister Nancy Bunn who is 99 years.
Tom made his life as a stellar commercial fisherman. Known as a
“highliner”, a skipper of highest producing boats, he had the Silver
Bounty, the Semidi, co-owned the Northern Dawn and the Tenacious and was appointed a Pacific Coast Advisor on the National Canadian Fisheries Board.
He was a prolific reader, a superb bridge player, and an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, sports fishing, gardening, and golf. Always a gentleman!
He and Doreen, his wife of 67 years, lived in Prince Rupert for 25 memorable years before they moved to Tsawwassen. They traveled the world and sought warm winters in Hawaii, Mexico where they built an Oceanside home near Bucerias, and most recently Casa Grande, Arizona.
Dearly loved and greatly missed by Doreen, daughter Shannon,
granddaughters Janet (Ian) and Lynne (Don), great grandchildren Geordie, Adrienne, Katie and Laurel, his dear sister Nancy, niece Charlene and their families.
Special thanks to Tony Hargreaves, Ritchie Secord and kind friends who supported Tom in this past year and the wonderful staff at Waterford Care Centre during his short stay.
Celebration of Tom’s Life – Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1 to 4 at the Beach Grove Golf Club, 5946 12 Ave. Tsawwassen. No flowers, please donate to charity of your choice.