Stapleton, Thomas Alexander - New Waterford It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother on March 19, 2020 in the Cape Breton Regional Hospital. Tommy was born in New Waterford on November 16, 1938 to Thomas and Margaret (Cormier) Stapleton. He spent most of his life in Ontario where he worked as a carpenter while excelling at the art of fine woodworking. Tommy loved spending time fishing at his favourite lake with his family and friends. He and his wife June enjoyed many years as “Snowbirds” in Florida.
Besides his parents, Tommy was predeceased by his beloved wife June; sisters Adeline Collins and Rita Stapleton; brothers Malcolm and Michael as well as a great grandson. He is survived by his children Rita and Thomas; four grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters Mary (Billy D) MacLellan, Margaret LeForte, Carmel (Alex) MacIsaac, Andrea and Ada (Cammie) Beaton, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank our relatives and friends for their love and support; The nursing staff of 3-B for their kindness and the staff of Palliative Care. Special Thanks to Dr. McInnis for her care and compassion.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. A Mass of Christian Burial and interment will be held at a later date. Words of comfort to the family may be sent to www.foresthaven.ca