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Thomas Charles Bannister

April 22, 1945 - August 14, 2022

It is with great sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our brother Tom Bannister at Earl’s Court Village in London, Ontario. He is predeceased by his parents Cecil and Janet Bannister. He is survived by his sisters Margaret Bannister and Mary Sharp, his brother John Bannister, his nephew Lee Bannister and niece Heather Bannister.

Earlier in his life Tom was very active in the Stratford social scene and an active member of the Stratford Badminton Club. He also spun records as a disc jockey at the roller rink. In his earlier life, Tom travelled around the world visiting many countries throughout Europe and Asia. Later in life Tom lived at Earl’s Court Village in London, Ontario. He was participated in many activities there. Music, gospel singing and bingo were some of his favorites. Tom will be remembered for his considerate ways, quick wit and his ability to remember the names of people and places throughout his life. Cremation has taken place. If you wish to make a donation in Tom’s memory, please consider the Stratford Connection Centre (through the United Way) or the Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario. For donations or to leave an online condolence, please visit

Many thanks go out to all the people over the years who have helped and cared for Tom.

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Sorrow to hear passing....remember Tom working at my uncle's shoe store in downtown Stratford in the 60s!

~ Jim Hayhow

It was with great sadness that we heard about the passing of Cousin Tom. Margaret, Mary, John, Lee and Heather please know that we are thinking of you in this sad time. I have great memories of Tom when I was growing up in Stratford, whether he was the DJ at a dance, the cruiser at roller skating or part of the Young Peoples group at St. Pauls Church. I will always remember his "big smile". xoxo Liz and Dan

~ Liz and Dan Whelan

It’s a sad moment for me, hearing of Tom’s passing since we were the best of friend in our youth. We hung together at school, after school we played tin can cricket, pick up baseball and just about any other games kids played all at Avon School. He was a team mate when playing organized hockey. Tom, known to me as “Chick” were inseparable until he went overseas. From there we lost contact but Tom has always been a vivid memory.

~ Doug “Skip” Hughes

I'm so sorry for the loss of Tom Bannister. I've enjoyed sharing memories with him about stratford and family. He was famous having his room full of Rheo Thompsons chocolate. Thanks again for letting him be apart of our journey. Sending my love support and prayers to Bannister ,Chandler family and friends too .Rest In Peace Tom ❤️🙏💙

~ Sharon Lucas/ Sharon Piper

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