With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Toivo Johannes Torikka (Tom) on October 30, 2015.
He leaves to carry on his legacy of hard work, determination, humor, strength, kindness and love for all through his daughter and “person” Anni Torikka , grandsons Sean Gabriel, Stacy Gabriel, granddaughter Charly Torikka, daughter Lisa Torikka, sister Lahja Leppanen, brother Yrjo Torikka, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends and extended family he has made along his life’s journey.
Born January 7, 1927, Tom immigrated to Canada from Finland as a young man, starting with little and through hard work and determination built his own company T&T Logging, an excavating company and his own entrepreneurial pursuits. Despite his own quest for success he could always be counted on to help a family member, friend, or someone in need or be there through troubled times.
His pure gentle kindness will forever be missed.
No truer words were spoken by Tommy Boy…”|’m 100% sure and Straight ahead”
In lieu of flowers and Tom’s continued pay forward, donations for Cole Bernier would be kindly accepted on https://www.gofundme.com/bernierstrong
No service by request.