Saturday, March 26, 2016

Celebration of Life: Tom Nice

Tom Nice (2.14.1946 – 2.04.2016)
I sadly reported early last month on the passing of Tom Nice, taken all too soon from this world by cancer. Tom’s greatest gift to those he left behind was his acute appreciation for how much fulfillment we can find by simply enjoying the good things life has to offer. I don’t know if I ever saw Tom when he wasn’t happy, relaxed, and savoring the moment. He was an enlightened being. 
Tom’s family invites those who knew him to join them in celebrating Tom’s life at an informal gathering on Saturday, April 9. The event will take place at 1:00 PM on that day at Shelter #2 in Eugene’s Alton Baker Park. It will be an opportunity for everyone to share a favorite memory or story about Tom. I’m looking forward to hearing all of them— Tom was funny, quirky, compassionate, and intellectual —so I’m certain many of the stories will surprise and amuse me. 
Bring a hearty appetizer (finger food) to share with everybody, as well as your favorite beverage (alcohol permitted). 
Tom supported several causes and organizations. If you’d like to make a donation in Tom’s memory, please consider giving to one of the following:

Celebrations of life are always moments in which to stop and smell the roses, and discover happiness in being connected, generous, and kind. Tom would want us to do nothing less in his memory.

What: Celebration of Life for Tom Nice

When: Saturday, April 9 – 1:00 PM

Where: Alton Baker Park – Shelter #2 (Note: Contrary to my previous post, the event will not take place at the Nice residence)

1 comment:

Joan Frances Proctor (Joanie) said...

Beautifully written Randy! Thank you!