TOMIE, Gerald Roland “The Hawk”

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We are utterly broken to announce that “ The Hawk” has exited the ring for the last time. He took off the gloves and danced his way into heaven and the stars.

Cherished youngest son of the late Angelo Tomie and his mother Mary Tomie (Chirumbolo). He was the most precious, proud and loving Dad of Lynn Tomie, Kelly Tomie (Gary), and Jerry “Hawk Junior” Tomie ( Lisa). We always felt and knew he loved us – for he told us – every day of his life. He is also remembered by Doug and Michael White, and our late sister Belinda Lee. He is also remembered by his daughter-in-law, Laurie Cote White.

Jerry is predeceased by his 2 beautiful wives, Patricia Gail Tomie, and “Millie the Model” Moore Tomie, and also his special friend June Moxam.

Left to mourn him is his always cherished sister Sylvia (Warner) Wilson, Bernie Tomie (late Pat) and brother Larry Tomie (Antoinette), and his late sister Aggie Mancuso (Sonny). He is the cherished “Uncle Jerry” to Marty Wilson and Warren Wilson. Marty will never forget “the haircuts”. Remembering him with love is his cousin Valerie Yukich.

Papa had a special place for his Grandchildren – Tyler Angelo Tomie (Jenna), Deanna Tomie (Travis), Stephanie, Shannon, and Sean White, Matthew Taylor, Dylan Taylor and Sabrina White. He loved watching them grow, playing sports and all that they did.

He had the most beautiful day recently meeting his Great Granddaughter Lyla Mary Tomie, and I know as he looked upon her face, held her and kissed her, that he knew she was his and that he would watch over and love her from heaven.

He will be forever remembered by his family and cousins in Detroit (the Carene family that he loved with a fierce loyalty), New York, Chicago and various places around the globe, including Aylmer, Quebec.

From his “West End Roots” he leaves behind a fabulous group of friends – of which he had many. Making friends was important to him, and he was a great friend to so many people in his lifetime. He was a “true blue” kind of man – friendly, open and always willing to lend an ear or a hand to anyone who needed it.

If ever a man understood the “human connection”, he was genuine in all his interactions – on the streets, in his home, and on his many travels in his lifetime. He loved “people”.

The Hawk was a character from the movies. Vital, handsome, energetic… with a zest for life that he carried with him until his final hours. He played parts in so many things, that he truly was never focused on just one element. Ballroom Dancer, Boxer, Barber, Hockey player, theater and finally had his wish and starred in the movies.

Dad – we feel all you ever had to give us – your love, your pride and forever we will feel your heartbeat within us… and will remember the warmth of every smile you ever gave us. We love you with an ache that is tangible.. and thank you for doing it “Your Way”.

Family and friends are invited to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington Street East, 705-759-2522) for a visitation on Thursday, September 23, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service in the chapel at 2:00 p.m., Mrs. Helen Smith officiating.

Memorial donations payable (online or by cheque) to St. Vincent’s Place or the Soup Kitchen would be appreciated by the family.

Please visit www.arthurfuneralhome.com to leave a message of condolence as a keepsake for the family.

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