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Donald "Joe" Tomlinson

It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Donald “Joe” Clarence Tomlinson, age 80 of Sarnia at St. Joseph’s Hospice on Thursday, December 23rd, 2021. He was the extremely proud father of Scott (Leanne) of Sarnia, Kelly (Rob) of Airdrie, Alberta and brother of Faith Archer. Don was a longtime member of the Carpenters Union, Local #1256. He was the Owner/Operator of D.C Tomlinson Construction for over 25 years. He was a business entrepreneur involving Real Estate development as well. He was a member of the Bluewater Anglers Club and enjoyed woodworking and the Fishing Tournaments (as Captain of “Old Joe”). The family fishing boat “Old Joe” was built entirely by Don and his son Scott. The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Greensmith, the staff of Bluewater Health, London Health Sciences, VON and St Joseph’s Hospice for all of the compassionate care shown to the family and especially Dad. Those wishing to do so, any donations made in his memory to the Bluewater Anglers at (Bluewater Anglers, c/o Chairman, P.O. Box #174, Sarnia, Ontario, N7T 7H9) or St. Joseph’s Hospice at ( www.stjosephshospice.ca ) would be appreciated by the family. Private family cremation has been entrusted to the D. J. Robb Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, 102 N. Victoria St, Sarnia, ON, N7T 5W9. Memories, photographs or messages of condolence may be shared through www.djrobb.on.ca

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Hi Scott and Leanne
We were saddened to see that your dad had passed away. We will miss seeing him on "Old Joe".
John and Velma Young
"Just 4 Fun" - SYC

John and Velma Young Jan 10 2022 8:06 AM

Scott, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know he will be missed greatly as you guys were inseparable.

John Damoiseaux Jan 8 2022 5:14 PM

Hi Scott
Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I envy the time you and your dad spent building and running Old Joe. I will miss his wave when I saw you and your dad touring the Sarnia marinas.
Archie Kerr Knot Krazy

Archie Kerr Jan 5 2022 5:15 PM

Sorry to read this. I always admired you and you dad for the tight bond you had. Glad to share dock 5 with you and "Old Joe".

Mike Cunningham Jan 5 2022 4:46 PM

Hi Scott and Kelley so sorry to hear about your fathers passing , he was a great guy , I really admired the two of you ..AllwYs together and best friends so special …you have such fond memories with your dad to cherish for ever . Brian/ Carla Mellon

Brian / Carla Mellon Jan 5 2022 4:27 PM

Dear Scott and Kelly,
Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your father. Don\'s big laughs and smiles will be missed.
Doug and Mary Jean

Doug Wilcox Dec 30 2021 3:46 PM

Scott and Kelly please accept my deepest condolences. Thinking of you both during this difficult time. Remember all the fond memories and good times and he will be with you both forever. Take care.

Andrew Robin Dec 29 2021 10:54 PM

Scott........I was so sorry to hear that your Dad had past away. Don was a great wood craftsman and truly a finished carpenter and he was also probably one of the best pickeral and salmon fisherman around and Scott you are right up there with your Dad as a great fisherman. Life goes by so quickly but Don sure enjoyed his many hours fishing with family and friends. He was a great Captain and will be missed by many. .......Dave Ferguson

DAVID FERGUSON Dec 29 2021 10:17 PM

Sincere condolences to your family, I had the pleasure of being his friend and have many great memories especially our trip to Las Vegas and Florida.

Oliver Gottsche Dec 29 2021 4:28 PM

Scott, we are really sad and surprise to read of your Dad's passing, he always seemed so Healthy and strong, we remember being next to you in Sarnia Bay Marina, when we had the Pennyless, lots of Fun nights, also some nights
in his local Two Amigos, John also said he made you guys a few parts for you Beautiful Boat..RIP Don

John & Maureen Warnick Dec 29 2021 10:37 AM

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