We Remember

LaBOUNTY, Thomas James “Tom”

July 9, 1939 — January 29, 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas James LaBounty. He passed away suddenly at home on January 29, 2024, at the age of 84.

Tom was born in Hedley, BC on July 9, 1939, to William and Mary LaBounty. As a boy, Tom grew up in Olalla, BC, where he found a love for the outdoors. When his father returned at the end of WWII, Tom and his family moved to a ranch in Rock Creek, BC.

Tom met his beautiful wife, Lynda, in Oliver. Tom and Lynda moved to Rock Creek, where they started their family. Later, they settled in Grand Forks, BC, where Tom worked for the Department of Highways. With previous logging experience as a young man, he then decided to pursue a career in the logging industry. After a few years, Tom and Lynda started their own logging company. Eventually, in 1977, Tom and his family made their final move to Peachland, BC. Tom was an inventor and a pioneer for what the logging industry is today.

As someone who loved the outdoors, Tom was lucky to work and play in “the bush.” Tom spent much of his free time outdoors, enjoying camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a skilled fisherman and spent many summers salmon fishing with friends and family on Vancouver Island. He took pride in looking after his yard, especially caring for Lynda’s rose garden. Tom had a special connection with animals; his dogs were his world. In recent years, Tom enjoyed feeding hummingbirds and watching ravens in his beautiful yard.

Tom enjoyed spending time visiting many friends and neighbours. Most of all, Tom loved his family. He was happiest sitting in his big chair surrounded by family and friends.

Tom was pre-deceased by his parents, Bill and Mary; his stepmother, Mary; his wife, Lynda; his siblings, Norman, Billy, Jeanette, Frank, George, Mary, Fran, Alfred, and Pete.

Tom is survived by his daughter Sherry Sorensen (Paul) and son Wayne LaBounty (Tara); his grandchildren, Joe (Ashley), Jenna (Jared), Evan (Tyra), and Erin; his siblings, Jane (Al), Carol (Bob), Cliff (Yvonne), and Stan (Mazel); sisters-in-law, Pam (Gordon), Mary, and Valerie; and extended family, including many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Gone, but not forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada in honor of his wife, Lynda.

The Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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Kidney Foundation of Canada Link: www.kidney.ca

 


 


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  • Rick Zakall and family says:

    Condolences to the family 🙏 think of you in this sad time

  • Gary Wheeler says:

    So sorry for the families loss.

  • Jackie Marsh says:

    My heart goes out to all of you.. I have such fond memories of Tom ♥️

  • Nelson LaVerne says:

    I don’t know him, but knew he was a distant relative. My great grandfather was Frank LaBounty, from ND. My grandmother was Josephine LaBounty. My sympathy

  • Elsie Lemke says:

    So sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace in the happy memories of your father, grandfather.

  • Barb Chase says:

    Sorry to hear about your loss🥲Sending the Family condolences and Love during this difficult time ❤️My Dad loved working with Tom♥️

  • Marilyn (Nee Overton) Goodwin says:

    We are so sorry to hear of our cousin Tommy s passing Thankyou for sharing this. We all have fond memories. My sister Lenore (Norrie) Ogden , Harvey Overton and sister Carole Taylor send special thoughts to Tommy’s family, siblings and dear friends. Heartfelt thoughts out to you all from the children of Ralph Alice Overton.

  • Sandra Stangier says:

    My condolences to the whole family, Sherry and Wayne cherish the memories.

  • John & Patrice Ottenbrite says:

    Patrice and I spent many seasons Salmon fishing and Camping with Tom (and Lynda). He gave us a lot of great memories. Sorry for your loss, we are blessed to have known him

  • Shirley Spencor says:

    Tom and Lynda were friends for over 40 years. The very best a person could ever ask for. My heart goes out to Sherry Wayne and family. Cherish those precious memories. They were so proud of you both and weren’t quiet about telling people. Tom and Lynda will always be close to my heart and memories. Love to you all with prayers and huge hugs!!!

  • Louise and Mike says:

    Dear Sherry, please accept my sincere condolences and I am so sorry that you have lost your father Thomas. Louise, from Louise’s Bridal Fashions

  • Chris & Sandra Ensign says:

    To the Labounty Family with heavy hearts we are sad to hear of your loss. May we all remember his laughter

  • George anderson says:

    Many of woodland equipments employees have had business connections with The Labounty family over the many years we both have been in business. Tom will be a missing link in the family business Our Woodland family send our condolences to the LaBounty family – george Anderson, president

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