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Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« on: Monday 06 November 17 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Hello!
I am trying to find an obit or info on
Robert John Thomas - b. 1904, Cavan Ireland and d. 1982 in Canada - not sure where.
He is buried with his mother at Pineview cemetery in Scarborough but there is no information.

Any help is much appreciated!

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 November 17 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Is he actually buried with his mother or just mentioned on her headstone? 
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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 November 17 20:48 GMT (UK) »
He is not mentioned on the headstone - I found out he is buried there from the staff at the cemetery when I was trying to find him!  He died in 1982 but I don't know where.  Sorry, not much help.
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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 18:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

I have looked for him in the Toronto papers... using a name search (variations too)... and he doesn't come up.  Do you have a burial date/death date, or just the year 1982?  Are there any other names that might be in an obit... maybe siblings, a spouse etc?   Perhaps with some more information, I might be able to find an obituary for him???

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 November 17 20:15 GMT (UK) »
Was it the cemetary staff who said he died in Canada or was that info from elsewhere?
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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi Carole and RK
I am sorry, I have so little information on Robert John Thomas.
All the cemetery staff said is that he was buried there and he died in 1982.
They told me that was all the information they had.

Should I go back to the cemetery and ask again?
By 1982, he was the last of the family - parents and siblings had all passed before him.
He had a wife: Kathleen Kerr Mcleod - b. 1910 and married Aug 15 1934 in Toronto.
I don't know if they had any children.

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 16:04 GMT (UK) »
If he is buried there surely they can tell you when he was buried.

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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Correction: he was buried in 1987.
Pine Hills Cemetery, lot 816

He is not on the headstone.
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Re: Obit look up please Robert John Thomas -
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 November 17 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Sorry I should have been clearer. Day and month in order to narrow search.

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