THOMAS (TOM) CHARLES GRUBISIC

Born on November 9, 1961 in Rossland, B.C. He passed away December 30, 2015 in Grand Forks, B.C. He is survived by his mother Ruth Grubisic (partner Al Fisher), his father Eddy (Elva) Grubisic of Oliver, his daughter Lily and his son Leiam. A brother Jim Grubisic of Whistler, B.C. Two aunts that were very dear to him, Margaret Scott of Rossland and Kory McKim of Nelson. Also by many many cousins of the “Grubisic” and “Eek”clans.

Predeceased by grandparents Walter and Alice Grubisic, Charles and Kathleen Eek and several other relatives.

Tom was a graduate of Selkirk College in Forest Management Technician and specialized in reforestation of clear cutblocks. During the winter months he continued his life passion for skiing at Red Mountain Ski Resort working and later becoming a ski instructor of young children and the handicapped in the basic fundamentals of alpine skiing (downhill). With his enthusiastic personality he had them skiing the slopes of “Red and Granite” mountains in an unprecedented short period of time.

Tom lived on a small acreage near Grand Forks on the Kettle River enjoying three of his passions: raising chickens, taking care of plants and cats. Rest in Peace Tom. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 7252 7th Street, Grand Forks, B.C. with Reverend Simon Shenstone officiating.

A special thanks from all Tom’s families to the B.C. Search and Rescue Associations of Grand Forks, Nelson and Penticton for the river body recovery and the Grand Forks R.C.M.P. And Fire Department. As an expression of sympathy donations in Tom’s name may be made to the S.P.C.A. 7700 Highway 3B, Trail, B.C. or your local Search and Rescue Units.