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Michael William James Thomas

January 5, 1993 ~ July 1, 2021 (age 28)

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Thomas, Michael William James

1993 – 2021

Passed away in the early hours of Thursday, July 1, 2021.  Survived by his loving and devoted parents David and Judy Thomas, as well as family across Ontario, BC, Alberta, the UK and his many friends.  Michael grew up in Dunrobin and enjoyed sports and recreation including snowboarding, wake boarding, cycling, yoga and swimming. He was selected to play in Europe for Ontario’s water polo team.  He loved to travel including visiting India for a yoga certification. During his studies in Business at Bishops University in Quebec he became an advocate of Mental Health Awareness Programs.  He was Frosh week leader and he would later be elected Vice President Social. He had suffered a number of concussions which adversely affected his mental health and entered the hospital system four-and-a half years ago. He became an advocate for brain injuries and while residing at the hospital organized and facilitated the “Love your Brain” fundraiser to raise concussion awareness.  Michael’s shared wisdom was well beyond his years and he touched the lives of many. Our hearts are broken with the loss of Michael’s infectious smile, his kindness and compassion. He was a beautiful soul. We are grateful to the staff of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Center and Sunnybrook Hospital for all the support they have provided to Michael. We also want to thank our family and friends for their love and continued support during this most challenging time.

Visitation will be held at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Road (between Bayshore and Baseline) on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 1-3 p.m.  Due to the current COVID restrictions, pre-registration to attend the visitation is mandatory and can be done at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Michael-Thomas or by calling 613-722-6559.  In celebration of Michael's zest of life and close connection to the power of nature, we are requested attire to be colorful with a Caribbean influence. 

Due to the COVID restrictions, a private funeral service will be held on Wednesday , July 14, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.  For those wishing, a live stream option of the service will be available at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Michael-Thomas

Donations can be made to the Michael Thomas Fund- Ottawa Community Foundation.

 

 


Services

Visitation
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Tuesday
July 13, 2021

7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


Visitation
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Tubman Funeral Homes Garden Chapel
3440 Richmond Road
Ottawa, ON K2H8H7

Please note

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 45 people, spread over 30 min intervals. Family and friends planning to attend are kindly requested to RSVP to reserve their time slot


PRIVATE Family Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 14, 2021

3:30 PM

Video is available for this event


Donations

Michael Thomas Fund - Ottawa Community Foundation
Web: https://www.ocf-fco.ca/funds/michael-thomas-fund/#form

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