Thomas Pressey

PRESSEY; THOMAS passed away on Monday May 28, 2007 at Afton Park Place at 81 years of age. Loving husband of Mary-Jane Pressey (nee Ellis). Beloved father of Thomas "Tim" Pressey of Calgary, Alberta, Ronald Pressey of Wardsville and Paul Pressey of Kelowna B.C. Special grandfather of 6 grandsons, 1 granddaughter and also survived by 3 great - grandchildren. Thomas served his country in W W II with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He was the sole proprietor of Pressey Motors and Pressey Real Estate. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be at a later date. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis or Polycythemia (Cancer of the blood). Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family at

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Multiple Sclerosis or Polycythemia (Cancer of the blood).


I want to extend my condolences to the family. I also want to thank Mary Jane and the boys for the wonderful care and love they gave to Tom. All, we cousins appreciate this.

I was amazed more than once, at his determination to deal with his M.S. and to rule it, not let it rule him. I remember being at a cousins get together in the ‘80’s and he was having difficulty getting out of a chair but when offered assistance, let it be known that he could and would do it himself. What a wonderful attitude!

I saw him again about 10 years ago at a cousins funeral, where the reception was held in a venue with many steps and he succeeded in coping well.

However my most cherished memory is a fun time I had with him when I was only 3 years old and he was 8. Our grandfather, my parents and Tommy and I were together, back in a pasture farm my grandfather owned, near Hungry Hollow, not far from Arkona where my grandfather lived as a widower at the time. My grandfather was giving the cattle salt and it was so evident how those animals loved him, as they came running to him as soon as they saw the bucket he carried. This farm was very hilly and I had so much fun trying to keep up to my big cousin while running on these hills. He was so good to me!! I don’t ever remember him getting disgusted with having to play with his youngest little cousin – a girl, at that.

Our grandfather’s name was Tom Pressey as well. There are 4 generations of “ Tom Pressey’s.” All of them men to be proud of.

Iva (Curts) Kinisch

Iva Kinisch

London  Ont  Canada
Saturday, June 2, 2007

His journey has finally come to an end. May he find peace for the first time in a long time. Love and miss you Dad. Cheers! May you enjoy a glass of wine and have peace forever.

Paul, Ruthanne, Lindsay & Russ Pressey

Kelowna  BC  Canada
Wednesday, May 30, 2007

My Dad will always be remembered by me as a man of principal ,high integrity ,and a disciplined work ethic - unbowed by adversity - and who set a fondly remembered standard for his family and friends.
We , the family, would also like to take this opportunity to express our thanks & appreciation to the staff of Afton Park for making Tom's stay an enjoyable and comforting experience for Tom and his family.

T.E. (Tim) Pressey

Calgary  Alberta  Canada
Tuesday, May 29, 2007