McCloy, James Thomas “Tom”
Tom passed away peacefully at Saskatoon City Hospital on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Tom is lovingly remembered by his children Kip (Nelly) McCloy, Kim McCloy, Janice Istace (Terry), Shannon McCloy (Alan), son-in-law Rob Istace, grandchildren Candace (Jason) Redekopp, Brandon Istace (Chay), Devin Istace (Eve), great-grandchildren Ava and Clara Redekopp, Cash and Olivia Istace and sister-in-law Jean McCloy. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, parents, brothers Max and Lloyd McCloy and sister Betty (Aubrey) Johnson. Tom was born on February 9, 1930 at the farm home in Meskanaw, SK. He attended the College of Agriculture and College of Education at the University of Saskatchewan and obtained his B.Sc. Agriculture and B. Education. He also obtained his Lieutenant Commission in R.C.A.S.C. in 1950 and began mixed farming in the spring of 1953 with his brother Lloyd. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Saunders, on December 17, 1952. He taught vocational agriculture in Kinistino for 6 years. Tom was involved in several organizations and committees such as President of Meskanaw Community Club, member of Sask. Wheat Pool Committee and Saskatchewan Farmer’s Union, School Trustee for McCloy Creek S.D., assistant 4-H Club Leader, coached little league baseball and was in curling and hockey. Tom was fond of music and seized the opportunity to dance whenever it became available. Tom and Dorothy are now dancing together in heaven. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion or to the Western Development Museum. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Acadia McKague’s Funeral Centre (915 Acadia Drive) in Saskatoon. Live-streaming will be available at: www.faithproductions.ca/livestream . Arrangements in care of Mourning Glory Funeral Services (306) 978-5200.
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