FFtr LS Thomas Edward Bagley (Ret’d)

    • FFtr LS Thomas Edward Bagley (Ret’d)
    • RCN

    We regret to advise of the untimely death of Firefighter Leading Seaman Thomas Edward Bagley (Ret’d) of Elmsdale NS at age 70 on 19 April 2020.

    Tom was born in Saint John NB and enlisted in the Reserves for several years until the age of 17 when he began his life's adventure and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy. He trained as a an Air Boatswain and lived his dream of sailing on our aircraft carrier, HMCS Bonaventure, as well as HMCS St. Laurent, and the HMCS Margaree.

    After a 10-year career in the Navy, Tom retired from the Canadian Forces and joined the Halifax International Airport Authority for his second, 31-year career, with the Halifax Stanfield International Airport Fire Department . He sat as president of his local for many years.

    Tom was also a volunteer firefighter for Elmsdale and Enfield fire stations for approximately 20 years. He was a 3rd degree knight of the Knights of Columbus St. Bernard's council 11625 in Enfield. Tom was a member of the Lions Club for many years volunteering in the community. He was an avid Harley Davidson lover who was a lifetime member of HOG (Harley Owners Group) and sat as Atlantic Director for 1993-97 and Regional Director for 1999-2003. He was a member of Snowmobiles of Nova Scotia (SANS) since 2016.

    Funeral and service arrangements will be planned at later date. In lieu of flowers, donations will be placed in a trust for his grandchildren. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting the funeral home Sackville Chapel website. [khMay2020]