In Memoriam - Tom Sinclair

Central Huron is saddened to report the loss of our friend and colleague, Tom Sinclair, who passed away last evening after a lengthy battle.

Tom Sinclair was a great guy to work with.  Tom worked in municipal governance for forty years having started his career with the former Township of Goderich on March 6, 1980.  As Roads Manager for the Municipality of Central Huron, Tom managed an aggressive annual budget aimed at achieving a high standard of road and bridge maintenance.  Tom also managed the municipality’s Pits and Quarries – which he did with great success.  Tom always had the best interest of the municipality in mind when he completed a task or initiated a new project.  Tom’s forward thinking and common sense approach greatly benefited the municipality and its residents and we all owe him a debt of gratitude for his exemplary efforts and the work he did above and beyond his position.

As a colleague – Tom was always willing to help and he never seemed to get discouraged.  Tom was confident, intelligent and capable and his belief that a solution could be found for any issue was infectious.  Tom was not just a great employee - he was a genuinely good person.  Tom not only helped people at work - his assistance often spilled over into our personal lives where he would drop by the homes of co-workers and help with a building project or chime in on an issue.  His desire to help others never waned.

Although Tom was a nice person – he also spoke his mind.  In an era of litigation and political correctness, Tom was a throwback to a period when people stood their ground and spoke their mind with conviction when the time called for it.   I have immense respect for Tom and I am grateful for all that he taught me – I relied heavily on Tom’s wisdom and perspective during the ten years we worked together.

On behalf of Council and staff at Central Huron, I extend our deepest sympathies to Gail, Amanda, Kelly, Jennifer, Jack and Nic. 


Steve Doherty


Obituary of Tom Sinclair - Falconer Funeral Homes