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Leon Thomas ''Tom'' Selby

1952 - 2019

Suite à une longue bataille contre la leucémie, le 18 novembre, est décédé Leon Thomas "Tom" Selby. Il était le fils de feu Rowland Selby et Myrtle Stowe et le frère de feu Margaret ‘Bunny’ Moore.
Il laisse dans le deuil son épouse bien-aimée, Debbie Hornig, son frère Celand Selby (Suzanne), sa sœur, Corinne Simonds (Bill), ses belles-sœurs, Dodi et Dianne, ainsi que de nombreux neveux et nièces.

Tom est né à Sweetsburg, au Québec, et a fréquenté l’école Cowansville High School. Il a toujours été sportif, participant à plusieurs courses à pied, jouant au basketball et faisant de la compétition de ski. Il aimait également la musique et jouer de la guitare. Il a toujours vécu à Dunham, entouré des membres de la famille Selby où il a apprécié les étés au Lac Selby à faire du ski nautique avec ses amis. C’est là, qu’a commencé sa passion pour la voile. Quelques années plus tard, ses activités préférées sont devenus le ski, le squash, le golf ainsi que les petits déjeuners entre amis.

Après avoir obtenu son diplôme de l’Université Concordia, Tom a rejoint le secteur bancaire et financier du commerce extérieur au CBRS (Mtl), la Société Exportations et Développement Canada (Ottawa), la Banque Royale du Canada (Toronto) avant de revenir dans l'entreprise familiale Small Brothers Évaporateurs à Dunham. Après la vente de l’entreprise, il travailla chez Landes Canada (Granby) avant de lancer sa propre entreprise de rénovation.

Lui et Debbie ont rénové une ancienne maison de campagne à Brome, au Québec, ce qui était pour lui, une grande joie. Par la suite, Tom et Debbie sont devenus très impliqués et attachés à leur communauté. Il fut l’un des premiers bénévoles à la Fondation des Sports Adaptés d’Owl’s Head, qui est active depuis 23 ans. Il a été trésorier du Club Maçonnique n ° 35 pendant plus de vingt ans. Il fut très dévoué pour le Village de Brome, où il a été maire pendant 18 ans et ce, jusqu'à son décès.

La famille aimerait remercier les équipes incroyables qui ont aidé tout au long de sa longue maladie: l'équipe d'hématologie / oncologie du CHUS Fleurimont, l’équipe de médecine de jour de l’hôpital BMP et ainsi que le personnel du CLSC. Si vous le souhaitez, des dons seraient appréciés à la Société de leucémie et lymphome www.llscanada.org et/ou à La Fondation des Sports Adaptés www.sportsadaptes.ca 

Une célébration de la vie de Tom aura lieu au printemps et sera annoncée ultérieurement.

Arrangements funéraires confiés au salon funéraire
Désourdy inc.
101 rue Jean-Besré
Cowansville, Qc J2K 0L3
450-263-1212 www.desourdy.ca 

 

Following a long battle with Leukemia, on November 18th. Son of the late Rowland Selby and Myrtle Stowe, beloved spouse of Debbie Hornig, he will be missed by his brother Celand Selby (Suzanne), sister
Corinne Simonds (Bill), sisters in-law Dodi and Dianne, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by sister Margaret 'Bunny' Moore.

Tom was born in Sweetsburg, Quebec, and attended Cowansville High School. He was always athletic, participating in Track, Basketball, and Ski Racing. He also loved music, and playing his guitar. The family lived in Dunham, surrounded by Selby family history and enjoyed summers on Selby Lake where Tom water skied with friends, and began a life long love of sailing. In later years skiing, squash, and golf with his buddies, and chats with the "boys" breakfast group were favourite activies.

After graduating from Concordia University, Tom moved into banking & trade finance at CBRS (Mtl), Export Development Corporation (Ottawa), The Royal Bank of Canada (Toronto) before returning to the family firm Small Brothers Evaporators in Dunham. On selling the company, he worked at Landes Canada (Granby) before starting his own renovation business.

He and Debbie renovated an old farm house in Brome, Quebec, which was a great joy of his, and both became active in the local community. Tom was very community minded: he was one of the original volunteers for the Adaptive Sports Foundation at Owl's Head, active for 23 years. He was treasurer of the Masonic lodge no.35 for over twenty years. He was very dedicated to Brome Village, where he was mayor for 18 years, until his death. 

The family would like to thank the incredible teams that helped throughout his long illness: the hemotology/oncology team at CHUS Fleurimont, the BMP day medicine and CLSC. If you wish, donations would be
appreciated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society www.llscanada.org  and/or The Adaptive Sports Foundation www.sportsadaptes.ca 

A Celebration of Tom's life will be held in the spring, and will be announced then.

Funeral arrangement entrusted to:

Désourdy funeral home
101 rue Jean-Besré
Cowansville, Qc J2K 0L3
450-263-1212 www.desourdy.ca 

Livre d'or

My condolences to your family and friends on the loss of Tom. I remember him from the days on Selby Lake. As well, on occasion between studies, Tom would visit our family home on West Broadway Street, Montreal, as it was just behind Loyola College. To me, Tom was always a calm and interesting gentleman. He will be missed.

Paul G. Rivard

My condolences. I have very good memories with Tommy during summers in Selby lake.

Louise Fontaine

My most sincere condolences to the Selby family on the occasion of Tom's death, especially to his wife Debbie, his brother Celand and his sister Corinne.

Francine Fontaine-Jannard

Our very deepest condolences, Debbie and family

Richard and Wendy Stachecki

My condolences to you Corinne and the Shelby family. Always Charlotte.

Charlotte Mitchell

Sincere condolences. We will all miss him.

Jane and Jim Lengacher

Our condolences. We are missing you. All the best to the family.

Rob and Dorothee Newcombe

My condolences to you Corinne and the Shelby family. Always Charlotte.

Amal Fadla Sbai

My sympathies to you and your family

Marjolaine St-Amant

My condolences to Debbie and all the Selby family. A truly great guy and friend!!!

Anne & Wade Johnston

Our deepest sympathies to Debbie and all the Selby family. Since, I have had the privilege of being involved with the Selby family from the early 60's, knowing Tom to me, is also like losing a little brother who we watched grow and achieve his passions ,though the years gone by. He will be greatly missed but our memories will stay for ever.

Peter & Colette Donaldson

Dear Debbie, I am very sorry to learn of your loss. Although I didn’t know Tom, I have always had a great admiration for the beautiful house and garden the two of you built, that are so expressive of a long and beautiful marriage. Thinking of you, Christine.

Christine Stonehewer

Our sincere sympathy Debbie Carol and Deanna Draper

Carol and Deanna Draper

Our sincere sympathy Debbie Carol and Deanna Draper

Carol and Deanna Draper

It is with great sadness in hearing that Tom has passed away. I had the pleasure to know and ski with Tom through the foundation. He was a kind, caring, and giving person. Tom will certainly be missed. Please accept my deepest condolences.

Fred Cuplinskas

Condolences to the Selby family, Tom was a good athlete and a good friend.

Gord Forster.

So sorry to hear the sad news. My condolences to the family.

Marcus Tevyaw
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