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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas ‘Tom’ Joseph Costigan, age 83, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.

Born on November 13, 1934, in Colliers, Newfoundland, Tom was the son of late Michael and Bride (Keating) and step-mother, Agnes (Whalen) Costigan.

Tom was a faithful member of Holy Redeemer parish. He served with the Canadian Armed Forces in his younger years. Tom later was employed with Sydney Steel plant and CN Railway before retiring due to health.

Tom had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed his large vegetable garden which he generously shared with family and friends. He will be remembered by family and friends for being very thoughtful and appreciative towards others.

Tom is survived by his sister, Martha with whom he resided; other siblings, Joe (Cookie), Lorraine, Linda (Murdock), Michael (Pat), Helen (George), Marie, Brian (Debbie), Mary, Nancy (Wayne), Peggy (Arno) and John Glenn (Meredith); brother-in-law, Gary, and sister-in-law, Lorraine; as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by his siblings, Sam, Mary and Beatrice and Brenda; in-laws, Phil, Jimmy, Chalmers and Charlie, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for the late Thomas ‘Tom’ Costigan will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. A reception following the Mass will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home. A private family interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks at a later date.

Donations in memory of Tom may be made to the Holy Redeemer Building Fund.

Family gives a big thank you to all the doctors and nurses on 4A and in the palliative care unit for the care given to Tom during his time of need.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Uncle Tom was an incredibly thoughtful and caring man who will be dearly missed.
Love and Prayers are flooding heaven, Tom!
From: Carol-Anne

RIP dear brother
From: Peggy Johnson

Aunt Martha; Our sincere condolences and prayers for you and the rest of the family on Tommies passing. We have a lot of great memories of when he used to be at the cabin.
From: Peter and Margaret McDonald

Sorry for your loss from all the members of the nova scotia chapter black watch
Peter and Margaret McDonald

From: Harold Fraset

Tommy was a long time friend, talked to me by phone on times. We spent a lot of times together when he lived in Colliers. He will be missed. Rest in Peace. 

From: Ben Phillips. Colliers, NL

Myself and Tommy done a lot of trouting and hunting when Tom lived in Colliers . He made lots of visits to our family home and we loved to see he was a great fellow. Rest in peace Tom.
From: Rick and Linda Phillips

So sorry for your loss Peggy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stella and Wanda Huk
From: Stella Huk

So sorry for your loss Nancy , thoughts and prayers to your family ..
From:George Boudreau