Thomas R. Warwick, Q.C., retired Blenheim lawyer, age 81 died on Saturday June 27, 2020. He is survived by his wife Marian (nee McKillop), three children Karen (Albert) Steinmann, Kathy (Art) DeBrouwer and Bradley Warwick as well as four grandchildren Tamra (Mohammad) Steinmann, Ryan Steinmann, Derek DeBrouwer and Darren DeBrouwer and two great grandchildren Alia Abbas and Arie Abbas, his sisters in law Isabel Warwick, Suzanne Watson and Lynn Oulette, nephews Bruce (Donna) Warwick and Mark (Ann) Warwick as well as several nephews and nieces and cousins. His parents Roy C. Warwick and Eva Warwick, his brother Robert Warwick and nephew Allen (Doreen) Warwick predeceased.
Tom was a lawyer having offices in Merlin and Blenheim where he practiced for 42 years before retirement. He was also a Deputy Judge for Chatham-Kent since 1980, past president of the Kent Law Association, past president of the Ontario Water Association, member and past chairman of the former Blenheim Public Utilities, former member of the Blenheim District High School Board and member of the former Kent County Board of Education. He was also a member of the Canadian Ornamental Pheasant Association, honourary member of the Blenheim Optimist Club, member of the Rondeau Rod & Gun Club, Blenheim Kinsmen Club and the Blenheim Legion having served in the Canadian Army Reserves and attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant in the First Hussars.
Tom’s grandfather was T.C. Warwick who emigrated from England to Canada in 1890 and established the former Warwick Seed Company and Warwick Lumber Yards in Blenheim and elsewhere.
It was Tom’s wish that cremation take place and his family to remember him privately.
Donations to Royal Canadian Legion Br. 185 Blenheim or Friends of the New Animal Shelter would be appreciated.