Peacefully, at the Cortellucci Vaughan Hospital, on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. Tom Pickett, of Bolton, in his 76th year, beloved husband of Sharon. Loving father of Tammy and her husband Scott Grant. Adored grandfather of Hayley McCann, Krysten McCann, and Danielle Grant. Cherished son of the late Leo and Sarah Pickett. Dearest brother of Patricia Murray (Jim, deceased) Ida Kearney (Robert), Helen Tedford (Bill) and Theresa Murray (Ron). Dear brother-in-law of Beverley Stewart (deceased), Ron Stewart (Louise), and Rick Stewart. Fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, 203 Queen Street S. (Hwy.50), Bolton (905-857-2213) on Wednesday, May 24 in the afternoon from 2-4 and evening 6-8 o’clock.
Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Thursday morning, May 25 at 11 o’clock. Reception to follow at the funeral home.
Interment Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bolton.
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Dear Sharon and Family:
There are not enough words to tell you how much Tom meant to me. He was one of my very dearest friends and I am going to miss him so very much. I have so many great memories I will always cherish. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. Mickey
Sharon and all your family
We were so sad to hear about Tom’s passing…he was the greatest guy…
Love Earl and Marg and family
John and Verna Traynor
Our deepest condolences to Sharon and family
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I remember him fondly many years ago as a child. Tammy & family all my love always l, he was a lovely man. RIP Tom ❤️✌️
You are gone, but not forgotten
Nor will you ever be
For as long as there is life and memory
We shall remember thee.
Sincerest condolences cousin Sharon and to
The Pickett family.
I’m so sorry for your loss. RIP Mr Pickett
Karen (Traynor) Osborne
Dearest Sharon (Stewie to us) – I’m so sorry to hear of your beloved Tom’s passing. Thinking of you and sending you warm thoughts❤️.
Our deepest sympathies to you Sharon, and your loved ones. Tom will be missed by all.
Tom, I want to thank you for support almost every cruise night, you were a great mentor and friend as one of the original founders of The Caledon Cruisers Car Club. You helped create this fixture in the community that has endured for over 35 years and has given Bolton a place to meet and greet its fellow neighbors and give back to this community with yearly charitable donations. Tom, I will miss most of all your carefully chosen words of encouragement and passive suggestive approach of advice giving that showed how much you cared. As you stood by each night I could see your want and need to do more but being the was more than enough Tom, your presence and knowing you we’re there to back me. You we’re a true beacon of light that shone on all of us. You’re kindness and warm words reached everyone, you will be sorely missed by me personally, all the club members and I can say all who knew you. Sharon my deepest condolences to you and your family from me and Annamaria, we were all blessed to have had Tom in our lives.
Tom truly was “one of the good ‘ole boys” as we grew up in Bolton back in the day. So many fun times messing with cars and the like. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, buddy.
Angie & Steve McMinn
Our sincerest condolences to all of you. Tom was a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed by all.
Sharon & Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss.
Louise (Wood) Reek
Ida and family. So sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Thanks for reaching out and letting me know. A lot of memories from many years ago. Thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family during this difficult time.
Howard and Sharon Venning
Dear Sharon and family
We were so saddened to learn of Tom passing. He was such a special man and always a good friend to all that knew him. He was so quick with a joke but also thoughtful about other people and how they were or if he could help them with anything. Our memories of him take us back to early teens, when everyone sat on main street and talked cars. He will be missed but always loved. Hold your memories close to your heart and he will be with you always. He was a great man and friend. Our deepest condolences to all.
Dear Sharon, Tammy, and Tom’s sister, Theresa (Ron).
My condolences to you and your families.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss Sharon – I will miss my friend Tom, especially from family gatherings; I will miss his sharp wit, his obvious love of his girls and his concern for others. He was a gentle loving man, a very supportive father to my daughter-in-law Tammy, an awesome grandpa to Hayley and Krysten and a great father-in-law to Scott as well as a new and loving grandpa to Danielle. Tom went through a number of health issues in the last eight years and as always, his loving wife Sharon was at his side to look after him. Tom knew he was loved dearly by his family and respected by his friends. Love never dies–love is everlasting and we will remember Tom always with love. Rest in peace my friend
Sharon and family, it was with the deepest sympathy when I read of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Tom and I met 40 plus years ago and he has been a very good friend ever since especially all the years around The Caledon Cruisers Car Club. Tom was a
special friend to many and will be missed.
Sharon and Family
I think Ron Hilliard hit the mark when he referred toTom as , “ one of the good old boys”. I played hockey with Tom for years and shared his love of old cars. Needless to say I will really miss seeing him.
SHARON AND FAMILY SORRY TO HERE OF TOMS PASSING ALWAYS ENJOYED TALKING WITH HIM WHEN WE MET HE WILL MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM .
Sharon and Family
My sincerest condolences for your loss. We will miss his upbeat humour & wonderful demeanour. He always brought joy to any function he attended!
Paul "Chopper " Venning
Tom and I were best of friends at the race track or with the first car club (Hi-Risers ) and at Cayuga he will be missed R.I.P. Travel’n Man from Chopper
Brenda (Matson) Jackson
Remembering Tom from days gone by,,( way too fast) as a friend of my brothers
Good old boy with good old stories ,some funny and some I could never repeat Always a chuckle…
Rest easy Tom..
Condolences to all his family and friends
Sharon and Family
So sorry to read about Toms’ passing. My heart hurts for you.
I think we can all feel some comfort knowing that his welcome support group
has been waiting for him for a few years.
Sending our Sincere Condolances to all of Tom’s family. Met up with Tom in playing
” Bolton Old Tymer Hockey” for a number of years.
Doreen and John Payne
To the Pickett family, our deepest condolences. We have known Tom for over 60 years when we lived next to his family’s farm. Treasure your memories, they are yours to keep forever.
My condolences to the Pickett family on the passing of Tom. May he rest in peace
Terry & Wayne Stoddart
Gone but not forgotten by so many friends. Our deepest condolences Sharon, to you and family.
Terry & Wayne Stoddart
Sharon and family
I am so sorry for your loss,Tom was an amazing man he will be missed.
My thoughts are with you.
To the entire Pickett Family: So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you all. Keep those great memories close. He was a well liked man in the community.
Sharon and family,
Truly sorry to hear of Tom’s passing . Such a kind soul who was always a friendly face and great conversation. I always enjoyed seeing him at the Caledon Cruisers nights. A family friend who always treated me as family. I will miss him.
RIP Tom xo
Krista Lloyd (Venning)
Extending my sincere condolences to the Pickett family. Although I knew who Tom was, lived on the same street and spoke occasionally in passing it was my late husband Gary who played hockey with him and loved to share car talk. May he rest in peace.
Murray & Elaine Markowski
Very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Deepest condolences to Sharon and the whole family. RiP Tom
To Sharon and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. You are such great friends to my parents Joan and Richard Canning, being so far away, its comforting to know they have a great support system. I am sure they will be the same for you and your family during this difficult time.
Tom will be missed by many.
Michelle, Kent, Brandon and Logan Porteous
Sharon and family
So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. The entire Elliott (Wood Lake) family send our sincere condolences at this difficult time
Played hockey for many years with Tom!!! always enjoyed our time together–Tom’s fun loving spirit will be missed by all that knew him. R.I.P Tom——
Melonie Britton (Canning)
Dear Sharon & Family,
Mom and Dad talk so fondly of Tom. I truly wish I had had the chance to meet him.
Sending my most heartfelt sympathies to all of you.
To Toms family, I knew Tom many years ago, when he worked at airport with my ex , my brother in law and my best friend and the rest of the gang. Have thought of him many times over years! My sincerest condolences to your family Tom! Rest in peace and Go with God, Tom!
Sheila Ellis Thompson Laurin
So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Sending my deepest sympathies to Sharon and family. May he rest in peace and may Sharon find joy in the memories of the years they spent together,
Bolton Oldtimers Hockey Club
We are saddened by the passing of our good friend and fellow Bolton Oldtimer, Tom Pickett.
Tom’s contribution to the Bolton Oldtimers Hockey Club goes back many years and prior to the time of many of our current players. In addition to being a big, tough, hard shooting defenseman, he was a mainstay of our organization.
As a group we benefitted from his friendship and his great sense of humour. Tom’s dedication to the team went beyond his playing days as he took over the role of coach, coming out to Thursday night scrimmages and out of town tournaments. His positive approach to coaching made everything about our team that much better.
Our condolences go out to Sharon and the family.
We wish to express our condolences to Sharon and family on the passing of her husband, Tom. Although we didn’t know Tom well, I worked with Sharon for several productive years at Fathers Bressani C.H.S. and got to meet Tom on a number of occasions. He was always very pleasant and affable.
May he rest in peace.
Dave and Lynda Lennon
Sharon and Family
It has been a pleasure and honor to have known Tom for 45 years he was a true Gentleman.
My sincerest condolences
Dear Sharon and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Tom, please accept our deepest condolences.
Mom and dad are very fortunate to have had the pleasure of calling Tom a friend. He will be dearly missed.
Corby, Fiona, Anneke and Adelaide Canning
My heartfelt condolences to the Pickett family. I played with and against Tom on Monday nights years ago. I preferred to have him on my team. Not only was he a good defender he was such a great teammate to have a few laughs with in the dressing room. Such a wonderful person. I will cherish those memories. God bless you all.
To All of Tom’s Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I saw Tom again at the car show in Alliston a few years ago , he hadn’t changed from when I knew you all in Bolton , when I worked with your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Keep your memories close to your heart . Connie Vanstone
Jim and Pattie Nicoletti
So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was one of the good old boys who was cherished whenever he was
in our company. My boys loved being with him at car rallies and races. I knew Tom always gave my boys good
advice and we will miss him very much. Sharon and Tom were a special couple who we enjoyed spending time
together and we will fondly remember those moments.
May he rest in peace. Keeping Sharon and the family in our prayers.
Jim and Carol Anne La Rose
Dear Sharon and Family
We are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He will be remembered fondly and we will
miss his sense of humour. Always made us laugh. So many years of good memories with
you and Tom since coming to the Bolton area in 1974. May he rest in peace.
Jim and Carol Anne La Rose
Deepest condolences to you and your family. Tom was a wonderful man and will be missed. Sending our love to your family.
The Giaconi-Bonaguro family
Dear Sharon. So sorry I missed Tom’s funeral. Since you always make an effort for the family occasions it saddens me more to have missed it. Sorry cousin. Rest in peace Tom. Our prayers are with you and your family.
My deepest sympathy and prayers for the Picket family.