Thomas Irvin "Tom" Gero
1971 - 2024
Thomas Irvin "Tom" Gero
Visitation Information
Monday, May 13, 2024
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday May 14, 2024
Service Time
Service Location
St. Peter's Church - Tracadie, NS
Requested Charity
Autism Nova Scotia or Tracadie United Baptist Church
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It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our loved one, Thomas Irvin "Tommy OR Tom" Gero, age 53, of Lower South River, Antigonish County, on May 4, 2024.

Born in Antigonish on February 4th, 1971, Tom was the son of Catherine and James Hartling of Monastery.

Tom was a strong, loving man. His infectiously upbeat personality had the ability to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Always the life of the party, Tommy loved to spend time with his friends and family "Down Home"; where he will be remembered for his quick wit, sense of humour, and generosity. He was an avid outdoorsman, who found great pleasure bonding with his loved ones through hunting and fishing.

When not spending time with his friends and family, Tom could be found at Lawton’s, where he was Front Store Manager. After graduating from post-secondary with an electrician trade, he began as a receiver at Lawton’s and was promoted over the years due to his hard work and dedication. Having been taught the value of hard work from a young age by his grandmother Susan, Tom was proud of his 37-year career at Lawton’s. He cared for his customers and took pride in the work of his staff; he will be missed by many.

Besides his parents, Tom is survived by his wife, Tracey, Antigonish; his children, Tenesha (Jordan), Antigonish; Tosha, Halifax; Jayme, New Glasgow; Terrel (Kaylee), Antigonish; and baby girl, Tamika, Antigonish. Tom is also survived by his grandsons, Blair Ryland and Kellen, whom he loved dearly; his beloved only brother, Shannon (Roxanne), Sydney; special aunts, Elizabeth (Roland), Bernice (Kevin), Caroline (Fitzroy), Sarah (Gregory), Thelma (Richard), Clara (Washington), and Alberta; special uncle, Gerald; and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Tom was predeceased by grandparents, Susan Lawrence and Jethro Gero; step-grandfather, Robert "Bob" Williams; great-grandmother, Effie Lawrence Ash; great-great-grandmother Sarah Jane; aunt, Alma "Bun"; and cousins, Shanna and Aalyiah Desmond.

Visitation will be held Monday at C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. A United Baptist funeral service will be held Tuesday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Tracadie, at 2pm, with Pastor Clara Jordan presiding. Burial in Sunnyview  Cemetery, Monastery.

The funeral will be recorded and available on the funeral home website later in the day.

In Memoriam, donations can be made to Autism Nova Scotia or Tracadie United Baptist Church.  Online condolences:


Thomas Irvin "Tom" Gero