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Thomas Jobin

Tom Jobin, 77, died March 16, 2024, at the Golden and District Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Louise and three children, Buffy (Ian), Travis (Tawnia), and Jesse. He is also survived by two grandchildren Ella and Finni as well as sisters Beatrice Demetrius and Patricia Zwickles. Tom was predeceased by parents Helen and Joseph Jobin, brothers Louis, Kenneth, John, Fred and sister Olive Belhomme.

Tom was born on a farm in Big Prairie, AB May 26, 1946. In 1962, at 16, Tom moved with his family to Golden BC. In 1967, he started working at the local Plywood Plant in the powerhouse. He stayed in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 1970 Tom married Louise and purchased 25 acres North of Golden in the Blaeberry valley. With help from family, Tom cleared the land, built a home, started farming and laid down his roots.

Tom always loved rodeo and attended Bull Riding school. Tom volunteered for the Golden Light Horse Club and helped organize the local rodeo for many years. He was also a founding member of the Golden Roping Club and hosted weekly Team Roping meet-ups at the farm. Tom always loved history. He started collecting Indigenous and cowboy art and antiques and eventually started a business Rafter J Frontier Village. Tom built an Antique Shop, Trappers cabin, Blacksmith shop and church. He loved taking tourists around and showing his collection.

Tom was an active member of the Metis Nation Columbia River Society and Golden Historical Society. He would often attend events with his collection of Metis and First Nation art and antiques and was always happy to share his knowledge.

A Celebration of Life will be held May 18 2024, 2PM at the Golden Civic Centre. Special thanks to the caring and wonderful staff at the Golden and District Hospital. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit www. bowersfuneralservice.com.