November 24,1960 – November 27, 2013
Tom slipped away unexpectedly but peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and cherished friends, in hospital on Wednesday, November 27th. He fought his year long battle with sarcoma with quiet courage and endless grace, despite such a savage adversary. He will always be the soulmate of Stefania Orlandi, and the loving father of Lukas and Derek. He was the worthy successor to proud father, Papa Ed and Marilyn Coulter, and predeceased by his mother Irene. He was adored by his sisters Evelyn (Robert ) and Bev (Bart), and was the treasured leader of his Syncoat family. His life was filled with countless friends from all over the world whose hearts are left broken, but inspired by his true ‘joie de vivre’ and the fullness of his years. Tom lived from the heart with a gentle and quiet but passionate soul. He loved the outdoors, whether tromping in the woods with his boys, or admiring the view from a hilltop picnic. This summer saw the transformation of his backyard into an oasis. His true passion was metal work, and he and Stef dreamed of time to be spent in their workshop. A loyal friend to all, he lived and inspired kindness, and a strong code of honour. The family would like to thank to Dr. Albi Razak and his caring team at Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai for fighting alongsideTom to give him every possible chance. Special thanks to Dr. Hermos Hamrahi and the exceptional team at the Dorothy Ley Hospice, whose tender kindness and compassion will never be forgotten. Thanks especially to the family and friends who cheered our remarkable Tom on from the sidelines. As terribly as we miss him, please know that your voice gave him strength, and a peaceful, easy feeling. Visitation will be held Sunday December 1st from 6pm-9pm and Monday from 1pm-2pm at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Visitation Centre, 737 Dundas St. E. Mississauga. Service will be held on Monday December 2nd at 2pm, interment to follow at St. Johns Dixie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorothy Ley Hospice in Etobicoke.