ForeverMissed
Posted by J Metcalfe on June 5, 2021
Remembering Tom on what would have been his 40th Birthday (6th June 2021). I am proud of everything he achieved and am truly humbled by the struggles he had to endure.

His family and friends are in my prayers.

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Posted by J Metcalfe on June 5, 2021
Remembering Tom on what would have been his 40th Birthday (6th June 2021). I am proud of everything he achieved and am truly humbled by the struggles he had to endure.

His family and friends are in my prayers.
his Life
Tom was a keen photographer, cyclist and enjoyed the outdoors.  He worked in I.T. as a network engineer. 

Tom was brilliant at fixing, designing and constructing things. His abilities to analyse and problem solve made him a real asset not just in the field of I.T. but also to his friends and others who he was always willing to help.

Tom was an incredible individual who was determined, focused and meticulous in everything he set his mind to.  If he was going to complete a task he would always do his research, experiment and evaluate the information.  If things didn't yield the results he expected, he wasn't perplexed for long because his drive to keep striving for a solution was always there.

Tom was brilliant at understanding how things worked and was also very gifted in being able to teach and explain things to people.  He was able to view a situation from different perspectives and therefore offer advice and help about how to fix things.

Tom was open and honest and easy to talk to. He also really listened to people and was always there for his friends and family.  Tom had a great sense of humour and always tried his hardest to remain positive in the midst of challenges which came his way.
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Southampton UK, 2010-2011

Shared by J Metcalfe on June 5, 2021
I first met Tom around 2010-2011 when he lived with me in Southampton. 

Tom shared many stories from Australia which were lovely to hear along with photographs he had taken.  He enjoyed going to the local pub for the quiz which he excelled at.  Willing to have me on his team even though I didn't really "add value" I have to respect him for that!

Tom was always helpful if you had a problem (be it a practical one or not) he was always approachable and tried to help.

Tom liked food and was excellent at cooking! He make some scones one day and gave me a new recipe for them.  On a funnier note he was also instructing our Italian housemate on how to make pizza (she wasn't best pleased). To add insult to injury, she also discovered that the tea towels that her mother had bought her from Italy had been used by him to clean his car (of course he didn't know they were hers). When she got in the car for a lift and saw them on the floor I think she was horrified bless her.  He did replace them however and all was well.

In town we used to go for breakfast at the lovely Yoma Kitchen in Bedford Place lovely memories.

Tom also took a few of us to Acres Down Farm (Lyndhurst, New Forest) in his car for a lovely cream tea.