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Obituary of Tom Hoyt
It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas Andrew Gage Hoyt announce his peaceful passing on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Bobby’s Hospice Saint John NB, following a very brief illness. He was surrounded by his adoring family. Born in Gagetown, NB, on November 27, 1936, he was the son of the late Rev. Canon Herbert & Stella (Smith) Hoyt.
Tom is survived by his children: Theresa Lynn Hoyt (Bob) of Hampton, Ian Hoyt (Brenda) of Lower Norton, Terence Hoyt of Hampton, and Sylvia Hoyt (Chris) of Lower Norton; Grandchildren: Elise Hoyt (Jake), Olivia Rogers (Scott) and Liam Hoyt; great-grandson Braxton Gage Joseph, sister Roberta Ann Henderson and nephew Mark Henderson; as well as several extended family members. In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his loving wife Theresa and son Andrew Hoyt.
Tom met Theresa and knew right away she was the woman for him. After a brief courtship, they enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Tom started his working career as a linesman for NB Power, however after some years he changed occupations because of the dangers especially as they were raising a family. He had a number of jobs from owning the Red & White Grocery store and Fish store in Hampton. He had skidders and worked in the woods and then started his sales career at Dominion Refuse. The job that he loved most and was best known for was being self-employed with his Lime Spreader business while working for Cavendish Agri Services and Havelock Lime. He loved working with the farmers as it appealed to his personality since he was so outgoing, social and truly cared for each of them.
Tom was very kind and generous. Having a rare blood type he demonstrated this by his frequent blood donations over many many years. He was a proud Mason and belonged to The Corinthian Lodge #13 in Hampton. He also spent many years serving as the warden for the Church of the Ascension. His Anglican faith was strong and guided him through life. He was an avid duck and deer hunter and a crack shot. Opening day of duck season was never missed. He loved the opportunity to live his passion with his best friends and closest family, teaching his kids to shoot and hunt. He was also a huge animal lover. He loved his cats and took pride in his Labrador retrievers. Tom also had a deep passion and knowledge of horses that he passed on to his kids, but most of all to his girls. He was ahead of his time when it came to getting his girls into horses and he instilled many life lessons through the horses to his girls. He loved traveling to horse shows all over Canada and the US. Tom had a zest for life and was often referred to as a character. He loved to laugh and act the fool. He loved music and dancing and he was a skilled whistler, who could whistle any tune. He loved being at the family camp on the Belleisle Bay, where he and Theresa lived later in life. He was also always up for a swim, a boat ride, a roller coaster, and a water park. He loved a good car ride and time spent with friends and family. To know him was to love him, he truly was one of kind.
The family would like to thank the nurses and doctors in the Cardiac Unit, 5 A North, Regional Hospital for the care that Tom was given. Our deepest gratitude goes to the staff and nurses at Bobby’s Hospice, there are no words to describe how thankful we are for the exceptional care and kindness that was extended to Tom and family at this devastating time.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB where the visitation will take place on Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:00am from the Church of the Ascension (31 Norton Shore Rd, Hampton, NB). An interment will immediately follow the service at the Church of the Ascension Anglican Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Lower Norton Community Hall. Donations in memory of Tom may be made to Bobby’s Hospice, Parish of Central Kings, or Parkinson’s Society. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com
“Tom was the most incredible Dad we could have ever had. We Love You Dad!”