McCourt, Tom

It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden and unexpected passing of Tom McCourt on Thursday, March 25, 2021 with family by his side at Health Sciences North at the age of 68 years. Beloved husband and best friend of Karen McCourt (nee O’Byrn). Loving father of Julia (predeceased), Lisa (Shawn Harber), Tom (Andrea), and Megan (Kyle Harber). Adored grandfather of Brodie and Marleah Harber, Ethan, Cole and Sunny Harber, and Ruth and Russell McCourt who were the loves of his life. Cherished Brother of Linda (Bernie Frohlick), Cheryl (Ken Ristimaki), and Susan Benoit (predeceased). Special uncle to Jody and nephew to Patrick. Dear brother-in-law of Edna Vaters (Danny), Maureen, Mike (Nancy), Pat (Tammy), and Danny O'Byrn. Born on December 31, 1952 in Sudbury, ON, he was the son of the late Red and Ruth McCourt (nee Aird). Tom retired from INCO as a Purchaser and spent the last 15 years living his dream with his best friend and soulmate on the golf courses in Florida. He will be remembered for his amazing sense of humor, always making his friends and family laugh and for being the most loving and patient father and grandfather. Being a friend of Bill W, he set an example for his family and friends, inspiring many, and was sober for 39 years. Tom held a special cause very close to his heart, in honour of his legacy the family will be making a contribution. If anyone would like to contribute in his honour, please contact the family for information at In keeping with Tom’s wishes, there will be no visitation or service.


7 Condolences

  1. Tom was an amazing man. Deepest condolences to all of you.
    Sending love and healing xo

    By: Emily
    April 3, 2021
  2. I am very sorry for your loss.

    By: Karen Zayette
    March 30, 2021
  3. We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Tom.
    We will miss him dearly.
    Please accept our sincere condolences on your loss.
    We pray, that God grant you the strength to endure through this very difficult time.
    Satendra and Marie, Largo FL

    By: Satendra and Marie Singh
    March 30, 2021
  4. Our condolences to the McCourt family. Tom introduced us to boating on lake Nipissing when we had just purchased our first new boat while camping at Glenrock. Because of Toms patience and encouragement, he led us through beautiful scenic waterways on lake Nipiissing. Thanks to Tom, our passion for boating continues today on Georgian Bay. We have payed this experience forward to other new boaters

    Dave & Sue Desloges

    By: Dave & Sue Desloges
    March 30, 2021
  5. Best friend and life saver. He helped me turn my life around for the better and will never forget him.

    By: Al Nowoselsky
    March 30, 2021
  6. Karen and family–Words can not express the heartache we feel. Tommy was always there and ready to help. He will be missed.

    Karen and Bob Taylor

    By: Karen Taylor
    March 29, 2021
  7. Karen, Tom, Megan, Lisa and families – We were saddened to learn of Tom’s passing. Although we only had a couple years of getting to know Tom we felt close to him and will never forget his kindness and support. Remember that those we love don’t go away, they walk silently beside us everyday. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this time.

    By: Cindy & Neil Fauvelle
    March 29, 2021

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