PARSONS, Thomas Lewis (Tom)

Born on September 5, 1922. Passed away May 18, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at Prom Aged Care, Foster, gone to be with Hazel.
A life well lived, WW2 pilot, grocer and marriage celebrant.
Family and friends regret the passing of this very proud and caring man.
“Lest we Forget”

Funeral Notice
A Graveside Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Thomas Lewis (Tom) Parsons will be live streamed on SATURDAY (May 23, 2020) commencing at 11.30am. To view the live stream, CLICK HERE
  1. A true gentleman – now at rest.

    Meg Riseley May 19, 2020
  2. Fond memories from Lockington

    Geoff & Rita Windridge May 20, 2020
  3. A wonderful man with many talents, and a friend. Thanks to Tom he had a big influence on Lindsay (dec.) with flying and water skiing, which I continued to enjoy. Thanks Tom for all you were and for all you did for Lockington and the community. Beryl Marshall

    Beryl Marshall May 20, 2020
  4. What a handsome inspirational man RIP thankyou for joining my husband and myself hand in marriage and getting to spend a short time with you in your home always will be with us Tom .x

    Tanya weaver May 21, 2020
  5. Very sad to hear this. Tom I always think about you. You conducted our wedding and also our first daughters christening. Such a beautiful soul. We all have very fond memories of you. May you rest in peace.

    Jodie Lunn May 22, 2020
  6. A lovely gentleman. Always interested in people.
    Rest in peace.

    Chris Murray.

    Christine Murray May 22, 2020
  7. Sincere sympathy to the family.. Tom was a great friend to my Dad, Stuart Colyer.
    May happy memories soften the grief.
    Heather Windebank

    Heather Windebank May 22, 2020
  8. Huge hugs to you Tom, thanks for the chats, my life was richer for having known you, an absolute gentleman, the universe is now a little bit broken with your passing ❤❤❤❤

    Naomi pratt May 22, 2020
  9. I sincere sympathy to all on the passing of this wonderful man. Xo

    Jeanie Funnell May 22, 2020
  10. Dear Sue, Ross, Jo, Zel & Gus & families,
    My sincere condolences at the passing of this wonderful man, my thoughts are with you all. Big cuddles.
    Spud, Mitch & family. xxxx

    Robyn Harris-Mitchell May 23, 2020
  11. Happy memories of my time at “Parsons” Lockington. A true Gentleman at peace.xx

    Elva Christie May 23, 2020
  12. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. It was a privilege and pleasure to know this true gentleman. I so enjoyed our chats and his sense of humor. Sincere condolences to Sue and the rest of the family.

    Margie Fraser May 23, 2020
  13. What a long and well lived, life. What a lovely image of Tom, still with a sparkle in his eye. Thinking of you all today while you celebrate Toms life.

    Robyn Campbell May 23, 2020
  14. Dear Elaine, Sue, Jeff and families,
    Deepest sympathies to you all for losing your Dad. How amazing to live till 97. Thinking of you all and sending love and imaginary hugs.
    Cousin Anne xxxxoooo….

    Anne Campbell May 23, 2020
  15. Great memories of Tom from working for him at Lockington.Rest in Peace.

    Elaine White. May 23, 2020
  16. Sad to read of the passing of Tom – a distant relative and friend of my mother Betsy (nee Parsons) and step-father Arthur Close (both deceased).
    Condolences to Elaine, Sue and families.
    Keryn Kay

    Keryn Kay May 23, 2020
  17. Sincere condolences to Tom’s family
    One of the true gentlemen’s I have had the pleasure of knowing
    Thankyou for bringing your groups to The Esplanade Hotel in Inverloch and allowing me our continued connection over the years
    Rest In Peace

    Susan Clark May 23, 2020
  18. Sorry to hear that Tom has passed away, my uncle Richard John Burgess who flew with Tom whilst serving in the Pathfinders would have been upset to hear of his passing, but unfortunatley my uncle died two weeks ago. I heard many events of their exploits together and having watched and the tributes from friends realised how lucky my Uncle was to serve with Tom

    Richard Pearce May 25, 2020
  19. The Leongatha Uniting Church were very thankful for Tom who played the organ in our church for over 20 years, up until just a few years ago.
    And up until Tom’s death, he was happily receiving printouts of weekly worship services offered during this time of COVID-19.

    Rev. Paul Bauer May 29, 2020
  20. Fond memories of my time at Parsons Lockington. Rest in Peace Tom

    Hazel Taylor May 29, 2020
  21. Elaine, Sue and Jeff, I knew Tom when he was in UK in the war and he stayed with a local doctor as he recuperated. I visited once in Leongatha but he was a big part of our lives. How sad that he is gone. I was hoping to visit for his 98, this year, I thought. I now live in Colorado, US. Sending peace and loe to you all.

    Mary Setchell Houston May 6, 2021
  22. Uncle Tom was a great friend Tommy grandparents Noel and Joyce Fraser. Grandpa always loved catching up with Tom and had so many wonderful stories of their time together. I will always remember Tom as being such a kind man.
    I’m sorry it has taken me so long to find out about Uncle Tom’s passing. I’m sure that Uncle Tom, Hazel and my grandparents are up there together having lots of fun!
    With lots of love
    Emma on behalf of the Fraser family. Xoxo

    Emma Patterson July 10, 2021