MUCKLE, Dr. Thomas James – January 3, 1931 – November 7, 2014, 83 years of living life to the fullest!  In the early morning hours of Friday November 7, 2014 we said farewell to a remarkable man, Thomas James ‘TJ’ Muckle; pathologist, professor, winemaker extraordinaire, self-taught pianist and composer and champion of unconventionality. Many were inspired by his energy, passion, innovation, intellect, and most of all his kindness and keen sense of humour.  Predeceased by his parents Aubrey and Patricia and brother Terence. TJ is survived by sister Eileen, daughters Simone (Sandy), Kristina (Vernon) and Fiona (Brad), son Kevin, wife Carry, friend and former wife Hilde (Robert) as well as adored grandchildren Amanda, Savanna, Katherine and Liam who affectionately referred to him as ‘Fuzzy’.  Special thanks to his ‘Buddy’ and long-time caregiver, Natalia, as well as friend and caregiver, Veronica.  “Life is a celebration. All of it. Even its end.”  Friends are invited to an Irish ‘Celebration’ of life on Thursday November 27th, 2014 at Thirty Bench Wine Makers, 4281 Mountainview Rd, Beamsville from 5:30pm to 9pm. Tributes will begin at 7pm.  In Lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the ‘Parkinson Society Canada’.

7 Messages to Muckle, Dr. Thomas James “Tom”

  • Cynthia Janzen

    I remember Tom very fondly from his days at UMH, where he sat, during meals, right across from my mother. Tom could spend 15 minutes getting his meal “enhanced” with various hot sauces and liberal shakes of pepper, sometimes spraying it in all directions. After meal times he’d bang away on the piano, or (in the earlier years) page through the medical textbooks at the nursing station. I think he missed being a doctor. Tom was interesting and unique, a true iconoclast. My deepest sympathies to his family.

  • Natasha

    So sorry to hear of your fathers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Fiona and with all of your family.

  • Joan Cavanaugh

    I heard of Tom’s passing. I am so sorry and my sympathies are with all of you. He was a great man. He kept you on your toes. He always made me laugh and will be missed. Joan

  • sherry georgeoff

    I just heard of Tom’s passing from one of our nurses here. I am so sorry for your loss, he was an amazing Doctor, man and human being. I loved him dearly, as many of the Garden girls did. His profound statement regarding the “absence of evidence not being an indicator of evidence of absence” in relation to disease process has had a life altering impact on the way that I provide care to all those I come in contact with. He will be greatly missed.

    Sherry G

  • Fred Couch

    We’ve just heard of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

    Fred and Sue Couch

  • Livio & Josie Di Nello

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

    Livio & Josie Di Nello

  • Debbie Bordi & Jacquie Donoff

    We are so sorry for your loss. we remember your dad as being such a spirited and energetic person. Our thoughts are with you and your families.

    Jacquie & Debbie (Brejak)

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