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Tom Shoebottom
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1942 - 2021
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Condolence From: Laura Landers
Condolence: My sincere sympathies to the family for their loss of Tom. I was thrilled to meet him after he purchased the 'Kruger' Homestead. You see, my father, Lawrence Kruger and his brother Herb were raised in that house. Their parents were Carrie and Adolph Kruger (who built it). Little 2 year old brother Milton Kruger passed away so young and he was buried in the Zion Lutheran cemetery. When Tom purchased and restored the old homestead, our whole family was so happy. He put life back into it and saved it from derelict conditions. I loved popping by to have a little look at the place as often as I could-and always said hello. I would love to hear from family members and keep in touch. Tom, you were always such a wonderful person to talk to and so happy we were able to meet and enjoy a little bit of Northern history together. Laura
Wednesday April 07, 2021
Condolence From: John and Violet Henderson
Condolence: Dear Cheryl: We have just heard that Tom has passed and were surprised to hear of it. Tom has a special place in my heart, as he was one of the people who had a big HEART! I'm not sure if you remember, but Tom was always there to help me with my art auctions. He never wanted payment he just loved to help others. Your families tribute was heartwarming and spoke volumes of Tom's generosity and love of life. I'll always remember him respect and affection. We are sorry to hear of your families loss, but we are happy he had the chance to spend his life the way he wanted.
Regards: John and Violet Henderson
Monday March 29, 2021
Condolence From: Dennis Peddie
Condolence: Sending my condolences to Tom's family. Although I didn't know him long, I enjoyed listening to his horse stories while doing his farrier work.
Sunday March 28, 2021
Condolence From: Albert Koekkoek
Condolence: My deepest sympathy to the Shoebottom family. I only met Tom recently and realized he led a full and inspiring life. I will miss Tom for his stories and his love for life. I considered Tom a friend and we shared some good old fashion horse stories.
Saturday March 27, 2021
Condolence From: Joe Moser & Diane Spooner
Condolence: We met Tom at the Lions Club and found we shared an interest in horses. Always enjoyed sharing time with him and listening to the adventures of his life.

He will be greatly missed by family, friends and community.

Condolences to Cheryl and family
Friday March 26, 2021
Condolence From: Virginia (Schinkel) Montminy
Condolence: I met Mr. Shoebottom when he attended the Township of Evanturel Municipal Office and discovered that he had been the Principal at Ailsa Craig Public School when I was in Grade 2!! Small world!

He was a very interesting man and led a very interesting life. My condolences to his family.
Thursday March 25, 2021
Condolence From: Pam Bannink
Condolence: Sending hugs and thinking of you and your family Cheryl ,xo
Wednesday March 24, 2021
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