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Thomas "Tom" Charles Macklin

December 27, 1925 - May 03, 2023

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Obituary For Thomas "Tom" Charles Macklin

Thomas Charles Macklin, resident of Elmworth, AB, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the age of 97 years.

Tom resided on the farm his entire life. He spent his days working outside, and in his free time he loved hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors. He also loved visits with his kids and grandchildren, and especially loved quad rides with his dog Hobo.

Tom enjoyed telling many stories over a cup of coffee or glass of wine with his family and friends.

Tom spent many years travelling and camping throughout the country with family and friends. He enjoyed pack trips to the mountains and many fishing adventures.

Tom will be sadly missed by his children Dorothy (Cecil) Ray and Tim (Denise) Macklin; grandchildren: Jason (Carmen) Ray, Clint Ray (Terri), Angela (Darryl) Tetreau, Beckie (Greg) Stouffer, Brody (Mariska) Macklin, Kelby Macklin (Calvin), and Logan Macklin (Shekaya); 17 great-grandchildren; as well as 2 great great-grandchildren.

Tom was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret Macklin.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at 1:00pm, at Halcourt Cemetery, near Beaverlodge, AB. Luncheon to follow at Anglican Church Hall in Beaverlodge (314 10 St.).

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  • May 17, 2023

    My greetings and sympathies to all the Macklin family, especially Dorothy, Tim and all Tom's direct descendants. As the last living sibling in his family, his passing reminds us of a bygone era, one of pioneers and homesteaders. May we, all the descendants of the Peace Country Macklin clan, uphold the most noble of that era's values in today's world. I had planned to attend Thursday's funeral service but the current volatile conditions related the the wildfires has unfortunately made travel from Edmonton very perilous. I will hold you all in my prayers and wish you all the best in the days and weeks to come. Larry Lynch Grandson of Ruby (Macklin) O'Rourke

  • May 16, 2023

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Ruby O'Rourke (Macklin) was my grandmother. Erin Lynch, Vince Hulan and Jonny

  • May 12, 2023

    Our heartfelt condolences to all the family in the loss of Tom. Memories are so precious now. Hugs.

  • May 11, 2023

    My deepest condolences to Dorothy, Tim, and families. Tom was a pillar in the Elmworth community for years, and a true meaning of a good neighbor and friend. Time may change the face of things out there, but never erase the memories we will cherish of Tom and his genuine good hearted-ness The community indeed has lost the last of the good ones. Sadly wishing could attend his final send off, but own health not allowing me so. Rest in peace "Mr. Macklin", job well done. Kelly Lightfoot, and the late Leonard Lightfoot

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