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Obituary for Thomas Farlow "Tom" Downey

Downey, Thomas (Tom)

It is with utmost and profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Thomas Farlow Downey (Tom) in his 53rd year on December 13th at the Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice. Tom is survived and will be deeply missed by his love Judy Baker her daughters, Hope (Kraig), Grace & Lily Freeman, his beloved parents Harold & Anne Downey of Fisherville. Predeceased by grandparents Jean Hastings, Jesse & Florence Downey and younger brother Jeff (2019). Tom will also be missed by Judy’s immediate family Keith & Cathy Baker, Brenda & Gary Lockington and Tim Baker (Rosanna) and many other nieces nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Tom leaves behind many friends in the Sprint Car, Go Kart & Flat Track racing circuit. Lots of friends at Dofasco where he was a Millwright for the past 22 years. Tom was a genuinely kind-hearted funny guy who absolutely loved racing, riding his motorcycle, fishing with his buddies, working on any type of race car & spending quality time with Judy planning their retirement.

Cremation has taken place. All family & friends are invited to a visitation at P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 796 Upper Gage, on Monday, December 19th from 2-4 and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, December 20th at 11am.

A very special thank you to all the staff at Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice for their compassionate care & Dr. R. Goffin and staff at the Juravinski Cancer Center. Any donations can please be made to Dr. Bob Kemp Hospice in Tom’s name. Online condolences can be made to

You will always be in our hearts and thoughts until we meet again,
keep riding on …