It is with profound sadness that the family of Tom Fair announces his sudden passing on Friday July 16, 2021 at the age of 73, with his wife Carol by his side. Tom is survived by his wife, Carol Sinclair Fair, sister, Susan Fair Drew (Rick). A number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Nephews and nieces, Pete Moniz and great niece's Julia and Alysha Moniz. Ron and Rob McDonald, Zac (Megan) and great niece Avery, Michael (Jen) MacKinnon, Jason (Mishka) Keay, great nieces Stella, Ruby and Lily Keay, Lori Keay Needham (Chris), great niece, Evelyn. Nieces Whitney Sinclair, Erica Sinclair Sample (Tomas) and great niece Andi and great nephew Max. Brothers in-law Peter and Jack Sinclair, Wayne MacKinnon, sister's in-law, Cathy Sinclair, Johnette Sinclair Keay (Jim). Tom was predeceased by his parents Robert Fair and Jean Canning Fair. Niece, Kirsty McDonald Moniz, sister in law, Nancy Sinclair MacKinnon.
Tom spent his childhood and adolescence growing up in the west end of Toronto. As a child he studied music at The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. He attended Vincent Massey Collegiate where he played football. Tom's love of music and passion to perform had him on the road during his teen years. As a musician and keyboard player his favourite instrument was the B-3 organ. His career took him from Quebec City to the cruise ships in the Caribbean, from Newfoundland, throughout the Atlantic provinces to Saskatchewan. He performed at clubs in Toronto such as the El Mocambo, the Bluenote and The Brown Derby. Tom's talents expanded to becoming the Musical Director for dinner theatres in Halifax. Tom played at a number of venues throughout Muskoka. Tom was well respected in the musical industry and was a mentor for young musicians. In later years Tom worked as a carpenter throughout Muskoka meticulously restoring older cottages.
Respecting Tom's wishes there will be no funeral service.
The family would like to thank the staff at Closing The Gap and especially Nurse Kat.