Tom Graham (1957 – 2019)
President of KMHA (2000 - 2019)Updated Saturday May 18, 2019 by Kitchener Sports Association.
PHOTO: KMHA President Tom Graham MC'd the Opening ceremonies at noon on Sat Feb 4, 2012 for the 24-hour hockey event held at the Activa SportsPlex. It was just one of the many, many events that was held under Tom's leadership over the years and that he was actively involved in.
It is a sad time as we learn of the passing of Kitchener Minor Hockey President Tom Graham. Not only did he serve in that role for 20 years, but also another 20 in various other capacities with minor hockey. He was also a major supporter of local youth programs and the Kitchener Sports Association. Our community is a better place because of his dedication and tireless service over so many years.
Our deepest sympathies are with his family at this difficult time.
Obituary for Thomas Edward Graham
Passed away suddenly at home on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 61. Beloved husband of Gaynor for 37 years. Proud father of Daniel (Erin), Holly (Craig) and Felicia. Cherished "Poppa" of Jack and Elsie. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Elsie and by his brother David. Dear brother of Marion (Brian). He will be fondly remembered by his in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. Tom was a volunteer with Kitchener Minor Hockey for 38 years, serving as President for the last 19. He touched many lives in the hockey community over this time and will be deeply missed. Tom also was an employee with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency for 36 years, retiring in 2017. His contribution to Canada's Food Safety System will be felt for years to come.
Tom's family received relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. The Funeral Service was held in the chapel on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. with a reception thereafter. Interment at Williamsburg Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, donations to City of Kitchener (KMHA) - Donna's Kids (sponsored children's hockey program) would be appreciated by the family (cards are available at the funeral home).
For more information on Tom's life, please visit the KMHA website.
For Tom's memorial, visit the website for the Henry Walser Funeral Home.