Thomas James Mortlock of Medicine Hat, beloved husband of Wilma Alice Mortlock, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at the age of 84 years. Tom was born in Bowmanville, Ontario on July 21, 1938. His parents were Benjamin Hurbert Mortlock and Kathleen Mortlock (nee Gibbs). He graduated from Ottawa Technical High School in 1957. Tom worked for R.L. Crain Incorporated Business Forms and Systems for 40 years. From 1957 - 1982 he worked in the Ottawa plant as a printer pressman and then became a pressroom foreman. From 1982 - 1997 he worked in the Medicine Hat plant as a pressroom supervisor. Tom was a devoted husband and a wonderful family man. He met the love of his life, Wilma, in 1958. They were soon married on November 19, 1960, and began a family in 1966, with the birth of their son Tom. They were blessed with another beautiful child, Joanne in 1968, and their family was complete. They lived together in Ottawa for the next 22 years. They then relocated to Medicine Hat in 1982, and fell in love with the city. They were fortunate enough to celebrate their 62 years of marriage this past year in November. Tom was a member of the Medicine Hat Hockey Hounds for over 30 years, volunteering to raise money through bingo fundraising. He also helped with the Medicine Hat Tiger Education Fund by preparing and selling the jersey tickets for many years. Tom was on the Board of Directors of the Medicine Hat Bingo Society for over twenty years where he did volunteer work for over thirty organizations in Medicine Hat. Tom had a sense of humor that made a lasting impression on those around him. He was able to fill a room with laughter and brought joy to those around him even on the morning of his passing. He will be forever missed but never forgotten! Tom’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and staff at the Medicine Hat Regional Hospital for the care and kindness shown to Tom and family during his stay. Besides his loving wife Wilma Mortlock, Tom is survived by his son Thomas James (Jr.) (Kelly) Mortlock; grandchildren, Marcus Grant Mortlock (Marni nee Mackay), Russell James Mortlock (Taytum Wilkins), Nathyn Hugh Patrick Mortlock (Shelby MacPhail), and Jordan Colleen Mortlock (Chad Yetman); his sister, Kathleen LeBrun of Stittsville, Ontario; one brother, Jamie Mortlock of Vancouver, B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews and their families. He was predeceased by his parents Benjamin Hurbert Mortlock and Kathleen Mortlock (nee Gibbs), his daughter Joanne Kathleen Mortlock, and his sister Joan Burner (nee Mortlock). The funeral service will be held in the PATTISON CHAPEL on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. with The Rev. Dr. Oz Lorentzen officiating. The service will be live streamed. Those who wish to attend virtually, please visit pattisonfuneralhome.com and select live streaming, then select the youtube (arrow). Those who wish to remember Tom with a donation may do so to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.
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