October 12, 2020
Tommy Guns has fought a final battle with his demons and died at age 36 from a drug overdose.
Tommy grew up and attended school in Pitt Meadows. So many words describe a young Tommy: goofy, energetic, daring, kind and caring, frustrating, sensitive, loving, egotistical, creative, handsome, naughty. He always made people laugh and feel good.
He cultivated friendships and would always protect an underdog. He enjoyed many great adventures with wonderful relatives and friends.
Boxing gave him the name Tommy Guns (tatooed of course), Lacrosse lead to enjoyment even today. Fishing brought him peace. Some friends became like family. And he loved the girls (every single one of many) and charmed the “old ladies.”
As an adult Tommy apprenticed to be an electrician like his dad, but injuries and chronic pain prevented career development and led to substance use just as the addictive properties of oxycontin were becoming known.
Through many years of struggle he still brought joy to many, remained loyal, and fought for his sense of justice. He loved animals especially his precious Ryder. His inner turmoil ended on October 12 leaving many people with happy memories and gratitude for their time with Tommy.
In true Tommy fashion, he had registered as an organ donor and has saved 4 lives. Even now, he continues to help others.
For his family and for Tommy, share a kindness with a person with addiction today.
And register as an organ donor.
Love you forever: Debbie (Ma Dukes), Don (Don Mega), Dayna (Adam, Mason, Callum) and so many wonderful loving relatives and old friends.
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