Tom passed peacefully, surrounded in a room full of love, as we shared our wonderful memories and listened to his favourite country music.
Tom was born in Kitchener to Bob and Mary (Baal) Huschka. He grew up in Elmira and graduated from EDSS. From high school he went on to become a certified plumber and owned his own business called Tiger Plumbing. He then joined the City of Waterloo and became a well respected plumbing and building inspector, from which he retired in 2016. On September 19, 1980 he married the love of his life, Brenda Jacky. They were blessed with two wonderful children, Kyle and Brittany.
The family enjoyed skiing, camping, fishing, hunting and travelling together. Tom’s greatest passions were Hunt Camp 100 and the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club –where his chef skills were well respected by all. He was also well known for his wisdom and humour, particularly on ‘therapy’ Fridays. He proudly wore the title of ‘Uncle T’ to his nieces and nephews, his great nieces and nephews and the children at the Concordia Club Campground. He mentored many of them, guiding them through target practice, and treating them with his endless supply of chocolate. He was a very kind and supportive person. He was considered family by many of his lifelong friends.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Bob and Mary Huschka and his in-laws Luella and Sylvester Jacky. He is survived by his wife Brenda, his son Kyle and his friend Amanda, and his daughter Brittany and her husband Paul. Loving Opa to his granddaughter Kaila and grandson Owyn. Brother to Rita, and Robbie, and brother-in-law to Dianne (Larry) Dorscht and Ron (Lynn) Jacky.
At Tom’s request, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2-5 p.m. at the Waterloo Rod and Gun Club, 1075 Bo De Lane, St. Jacobs. Memories will be shared, starting at 3 p.m. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Wish Foundation or the Hearing Society, and may be made at the club or online.
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.