Thomas Shildrick

Obituary of Thomas Lario Shildrick

It is with great sadness that the family of Thomas (Tommy) Lario Shildrick announce his passing at Four Counties Hospital in Newbury, Ontario on Sunday, October 29th, 2023 of Alvinston and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in his 61st year. 


Beloved husband of Jacqueline Riley.  Loving father of Amanda Riley, Emily Shildrick, and Christopher Shildrick.  Proud grandpa of Mshkode Hendrick, Ningozis Hendrick, Quinn MacDougall, Tate Galloway Shildrick, Troy Galloway Shildrick, and Ava Galloway.  Cherished son of Dorothy and the late Robert Shildrick.  Survived by his siblings Aerial Olivet, Richard Shildrick (Linda), Deborah Coons (Richard), Robert Shildrick, Julie Cheyne (Chris), and Robin Johnson (Bill).  Tommy was born in Catskill, New York, raised his children in Alvinston, Ontario. He was a proud father, who was passionate about physics, science, nature, and beekeeping. He will be remembered for his beautiful smile, a star-gazing dreamer, with a caring heart, who had the ability to more often than not leave you with a spark of endless imagination and possibility.  Tom will be lovingly remembered by many auts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and neighbours of Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Germantown, New York, and Alvinston, Ontario. 


Family will receive friends at the Elliott – Madill Funeral Home, 22424 Adelaide Road, Mount Brydges, ON 519-264-1100 on Friday, November 3rd, 2023 from 10 – 11 am where the Celebration of Tommy’s life will be held commencing at 11 am.  Another Celebration of life/picnic will be held at Lasher Memorial Park in Germantown, New York in May 2024.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Thomas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Elliott-Madill Funeral Home Ltd.
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