Tom Urlocker

Afternoon Visitation

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 7, 2023
Garden City Funerals & Cremations
39 Court St.
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Mass

10:30 am
Friday, December 8, 2023
Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandria
67 Church St
St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Obituary of Tom Urlocker

Thomas Urlocker (January 16th1937) passed away peacefully on November 30th 2023 with family at his side. He was predeceased by his son Patrick (Paddy) and brothers Bob and Jim. Tom will be fondly remembered as a devoted, gentle, thoughtful man of deep faith and integrity.


He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Annette, his children Martin (Jeanette), Michelene (Peter), Jannette (Jeromy) and Andrew, his sisters Joanne (Michael) and Mary Louise, his grandchildren Jesse, Ian, Curtis, Thomas, Kayla, Simon and Malcolm, and his great-grandchild, Aubree, as well as a large extended family of many in-laws, Michael Swain (Toronto), Theresa Reynolds (Kingston), Marg Gibson (Vancouver), Ron (Karen)Dillon (Enterprise), Rita (Paul) Dillon, Len (Noreen) Dillon, Terry (Janet) Dillon (Enterprise) and Tim (Judy) Dillon (Bowmanville) as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.


Tom worked as an educator for 33 years in the Niagara Catholic school boards. He spent most of his career as an elementary principal at schools in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, but finished his career as the VP at Saint Paul in Niagara Falls. As an educator he is remembered by his students to have been “strict, but fair”. He loved to golf, curl, cycle and play bridge with friends and family, and he was a great partner on the dance floor. He was also a strong supporter of the Blue Jays.


In their retirement, Tom and Annette enjoyed many years of travelling and exploring the world together. Alongside this, he continued to volunteer with Out of the Cold, St. Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus.


The family is very grateful to the staff of the St. Catharines General Hospital floor 5B and 3B and the Woolcott Wing of the Welland Hospital for their excellent care and compassion.


Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be at the Garden City Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 6 pm with the Funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria on Friday, Dec.8 at 10:30 am. Livestream of the funeral will be available at StCatharines Cathedral - YouTube


The family asks that donations in memory of Tom be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to Out of the Cold - St .Catharines by sending a cheque to PO Box 290 RPO Carlton, St. Catharines, ON L2R 7P9.

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