Obituary of Thomas McClatchie
In Loving Memory
Thomas (Tom) McClatchie, in his 70th year, surrounded by his loving family, passed away in hospital, May 27th, 2021. Beloved husband of Vicki (Kovachik) McClatchie. Loving father of
This is a loving snapshot of Tom's life.
Tom was born in
Shortly after, Bryan, their loving son was born. Within a year, 1991, Tom started his own business "The Garage Door Specialist". Because of his excellence in his work ethic, there was never a shortage of customers. About the year 2014, Tom was realizing his life long dream of building his own airplane. In 2018, Tom sold his business and the two moved to
People who knew Tom, would say the following of him:
He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, a great brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He was the first person to help, when anyone needed help. He believed that if something was worth doing, it was worth doing right. He stood up for what he believed in, always with a common sense approach. He enjoyed a challenge and enjoyed hard work. He was a great thinker and planner and always thought ahead.
Unselfishly, literally until the end, Tom was still giving me advice on how to go on without him.
For you Dear Tom: "Fly Low, Fly Slow and Throttle Back in the Turns".
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth.......And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee (High Flight)
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