Thomas Earle Motta
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Thomas Earle Motta (June 22, 1946 – March 16, 2016, aged 69 years) – husband, father, relative and friend to so many. Survived by loving wife Barb Motta, his daughters: Joanne Motta, Tracy Motta-Malo (son-in-law Farren Malo and granddaughters Madison and Mackenzie) and Carolyn Motta (son-in-law Joe Howard). Tom was a third generation Moose Javian, born and bred ‘South Hill’ boy who started working for his father in his youth on the Kingsway Mink Ranch. He went on to serve as a Moose Jaw Firefighter for 29 years. His passions included his love for the outdoors of hunting and fishing along with his keen interest in public speaking and 30 years with Toastmasters International. Tom has been a member of the Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation since 1968 and President of the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation for 1978-79. He was a member of the Big Country Toastmasters in Moose Jaw since 1977 along with holding position as President for some time. Tom was actively involved with Shaklee since the 1970s and spent much of his life speaking to people about health and wellness. Tom lived life to the fullest and took inspiration from many motivational speakers. A quote from one of his favourites…Wayne Dyer: “Change the way you see things and the things you see will change.” In celebration of Tom’s life a Service will be held at Moose Jaw Funeral Home on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Douglas Hallman officiating. A light lunch will follow in the Harvey Room. The graveside service will follow the luncheon at Sunset Cemetery. All are welcome.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made to the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation (http://swf.sk.ca/donate/) in Tom’s honor. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550