TOMS, Alan Aldridge - 1928-2020
It is with heavy hearts that we announce Alan Aldridge Toms passed from this world peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on July 24, 2020, in his 92nd year.
Al had many talents that he shared with his family and friends. Whether he was making a stained glass lamp, building furniture, making grandfather clocks or building a sailboat, he was forever creating something from scratch.
It was always a joy to be around Al and impossible not to be affected by his sense of humour.
He shared a long and loving relationship of 69 years with his wife Patricia, immigrating from England with her in the 1950s to make a life in Canada.
Al owned and operated Al Toms Shoes in downtown Paris for 30-plus years before passing it on to his son Gary and heading up north to build his dream home - again from scratch.
Left to mourn are his brother John (Marjorie), wife Patricia, son Gary (Colleen), grandchildren JR (Ashley) Taylor, Demi Toms, Spencer Toms, Jordan Bissett, Tyler Bissett and extended family here and overseas.
Al is reunited now with his beloved daughter Carolyn (2011) and her husband Bob Taylor (2019).
A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the TOLL FUNERAL HOME. www.tollfh.ca
Rest in Peace, Al.
Until we meet again.