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Cushing; Thomas “Tommy” Franklyn

Posted By Obits On December 6, 2021 @ 3:51 pm In Obituaries | 78 Comments


Cushing – Thomas “Tommy” Franklyn, 82, of Harmony Mills, Queens County, passed away on Saturday, December 4th, 2021 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Liverpool, Queens County, Tommy was a son of the late Charles and Joan (Connor) Cushing.
Tommy was very active in his community lending his support anyway he could. He was a member of the North Queens Fire Department for over 60 years, holding many positions throughout the years including Chief. Tommy served as a director and supporter of the Queens County Exhibition for many years and was a Mason at Mechanics Lodge #78 and a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion, A. L. Patterson Branch #87, Caledonia.. Tom retired from the North Queens Community School as a custodian. He also worked in maintenance at Kejimkujik National Park, the Caledonia Sawmill and the Mersey Barns in his younger years. Tommy’s biggest passion was farming and his beloved horses.  
Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen; daughters, Christine (Robert) McLean of North Brookfield, Darlene (Phillip) Mulle of Bonnyville, Alberta, Charlene Mailman of North Brookfield, Liz (Scott) Hawkes of Harmony Mills; grandchildren, Franklyn, Benson, Rhonda, Krista, Billy, T.J., Craig, Samantha, Sarah and Matthew; great grandchildren, Rochelle, Isabelle, Gibson, Isacc and Alex.
He was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Carver; brother, Charles and his special grandfather, Frank Cushing.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 11th, 2021, at 11:00 a.m from the North Queens Fire Hall, Caledonia, followed by a reception. Reverend Carol Smith officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Hibernia. No flowers by request, donations may be made to North Queens Fire Association. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Michelle Smith-Nochasak on December 6th, 2021 4:47 pm

To all the Cushing family,
I was very sorry to read just now of the passing of Tommy Cushing. His smile, his sense of humour, and his wonderful kindness will be remembered. My prayers and deepest condolences to you all.

Condolence from Ivan/Gloria MacNutt on December 6th, 2021 4:49 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss , condolences to his family . Always enjoyed a little chat with him , he will be greatly missed at the shows , he was a great man ,cherish your memories.

Condolence from Kelly Blair on December 6th, 2021 4:50 pm

I have fond memories of Tommy during the nine years that I taught at North Queens. Tommy always had a wonderful story to tell. He could have been a meteorologist, as his weather predictions were always smack on. Tommy would do anything he could to help you out. Rest In Peace, Tommy.

Condolence from Bonnie Labrador and Jerry Mansfield on December 6th, 2021 4:51 pm

To Tommy’s Family
We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Dwight & Christine on December 6th, 2021 4:55 pm

Our condolences to the family, Tommy would like be all the love his family will receive…..god bless you all… Dwight & Christine

Condolence from Leigh and Catherine Merry on December 6th, 2021 4:57 pm

Helen and Family sad to hear of your loss! Tommy was a great man always had time to talk and tell a little story He will be missed dearly.

Condolence from Judy Flemming on December 6th, 2021 5:14 pm

To Helen and family…..Tommy was known and liked by all who knew him.Friendly and kind to all of us come from always.Always enjoyed chatting with Tommy weather at school,the fire hall,the Caledonia Ex.or just out in the community.A really good guy.Condolences to all the family.

Condolence from Darren Horton on December 6th, 2021 5:18 pm

My condolences to the family. I always enjoyed chatting with Tommy he was so knowledge in many things. He was a man who served the community with pride.

Condolence from Cameron Cushing on December 6th, 2021 5:36 pm

Gonna miss you Uncle Tom. May you rest in piece. My condolences to the whole family out east

Condolence from Anne Kempton on December 6th, 2021 5:51 pm

My sincere condolences to the family in the passing of Tom Cushing. I have know Tom for many years while living in Caledonia, my home town. He was a kind man who liked to help others. His presence in the community will be missed. Rest in Peace Tom.

Condolence from Joey and sandra nass on December 6th, 2021 6:02 pm

Sorry for your loss. Tommy will be missed by all that knew him. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jocelyn Wegle on December 6th, 2021 6:05 pm

So very sorry to hera of Tommy’s passing. Hugs to all

Condolence from Liza Zwicker on December 6th, 2021 6:11 pm

Darlene, Phil & the rest of the family,

So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at such a difficult time.

Liza & Jeff Zwicker

Condolence from John & Jeanette Reeves on December 6th, 2021 6:32 pm

Our sincere condolences to Tommy’s family. He was a great guy and will be missed. Rest In Peace Tommy.
John and Jeanette Reeves

Condolence from Anne Kempton on December 6th, 2021 6:33 pm

I have known the Cushing family while living in Caledonia in my home town. My sincere condolences to the family at this sad time. May he rest in peace.

Condolence from Don Veinot on December 6th, 2021 6:36 pm

My deepest sympathy to the family, Tommy was such a nice guy. Helen, you and the girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Elaine Frail on December 6th, 2021 6:45 pm

I was saddened to learn of Tommy’s passing. Memories of our years at North Queens schools bring a smile to my face. He was always there to greet me when I arrived at work. My sympathy to all the family at this sad time. Rest In Peace, Tommy.

Condolence from Marsha minard on December 6th, 2021 6:52 pm

My sympathies to all the family Tommy will be missed.

Condolence from Lawrence DeLong on December 6th, 2021 7:09 pm

My deepest sympathy to Tommy’s family and friends. He will be sadly missed by his community and fondly remembered by all who knew him. RIP Tom

Condolence from Bob Lohnes on December 6th, 2021 7:11 pm

My condolences to the entire family. Tommy was a special sole who loved his community and worked hard to make his community thrive. He was always so friendly the few times I have seen him over the last few years and always remembered my name and shared stories about my Dad. My he Rest In Peace.

Condolence from Scott Wamboldt on December 6th, 2021 7:34 pm

So sorry to hear about Tom.

Condolence from Tim Mansfield on December 6th, 2021 7:47 pm

Sincere condolences to Tommy’s family. Working a couple summers with him in high school was some of the most fun I had. Will miss his constant joking with all his one-liners which I still use to this day. You will be remembered forever and missed Tommy!

Condolence from John and Joyce Bolivar on December 6th, 2021 8:09 pm

Helen and family so sorry to see Tom passed away. We are thinking of you at this sad time.

Condolence from Ronnie & Debbie Uhlman on December 6th, 2021 8:26 pm

Our deepest condolences to Tommy’s family and extended family. He will be dearly missed. RIP Tom !

Condolence from Terry &Sheila DeLong on December 6th, 2021 8:26 pm

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I worked nights with Tommy when I run the night programs at the school. Him & Dad go way back. The horse stories they could tell. RIP Tommy ,your job is done.

Condolence from Elaine on December 6th, 2021 8:49 pm

So sorry to see that Tommy passed. Always enjoyed chatting with him at Exhibition meetings & exhibitions Always felt he was a great friend Sorryyyy to you Helen & all your girls & families

Condolence from David whynott of mersey point on December 6th, 2021 9:32 pm

Condolences to Tom’s family at this sad time .I have known Tom for many years through many different reasons .he was always a great guy to associate with at Lodge, exebition and through my work.Tom will be a big loss to the community and missed to many. Bless you all for your loss.

Condolence from Rick Hebb on December 6th, 2021 9:36 pm

So very sorry hear of his passing. My condolences to Helen and the family.Always enjoyed meeting him and getting caught up on the news of the day. Tons of great memories. Very sad.

Condolence from Tina Mansfield on December 6th, 2021 10:26 pm

Sorry for your loss and my condolences to the Tommy’s family and his extended family hugs to all

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on December 6th, 2021 10:27 pm

sending sincere condolences to tommys family

Condolence from Cathy Mansfield on December 6th, 2021 11:40 pm

My deepest condolences to his family. He was a terrific man to know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Daniel r Mansfield on December 7th, 2021 1:05 am

Wish to send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family during these hard days and the ones not here yet
Your in our hearts and mind
Daniel,Shirley, rose Marie,iris

Condolence from Eugene & Sheila Herman on December 7th, 2021 7:51 am

Condolences to Tommy’s family. Tommy and I swapped stories whenever we met. He will be deeply missed by many. RIP my friend.

Condolence from Marilyn Woodworth, Murray Frank on December 7th, 2021 8:27 am

To Tommy’s family, sincere condolences for your loss of a wonderful person

Condolence from Margie & Clarence Trimper on December 7th, 2021 8:35 am

We are so saddened to hear of Tommy’s passing . We had many chats at the gasbar solving all the world’s problems. We will surely miss him !

Condolence from Hiram Carver on December 7th, 2021 9:40 am


Condolence from Sherman&Tiffany Freeman on December 7th, 2021 9:49 am

To all of Tommy’s Family,

We are so very sorry for the great loss that your family is enduring. Please accept our sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on December 7th, 2021 10:40 am

Darlene and Family,

We are sad to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on December 7th, 2021 10:54 am

Tommy has been a good friend of ours for many years. He was always obliging, great to talk with, smiling and kind to everyone.
He was a great asset to the community.
Our thoughts and Prayers to all his family and friends. He will certainly be missed. We are very sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Jeannette Lewis on December 7th, 2021 11:07 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to Tommy families .He will be missed by all who him.My condolence Hugs to all

Condolence from Dawn Hanley on December 7th, 2021 12:02 pm

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. I always enjoyed by conversations about the horses and his grandkids that we interested in the horses too especially Matthew. Well Tommy is up there having good chats with Lester, Everett and Bernard about things they all know about. Love and hugs to the family.

Condolence from Patricia Conradand Arthur on December 7th, 2021 12:15 pm

sorry for your loss,sending condolences to the family

Condolence from rick corkum on December 7th, 2021 12:32 pm

loved talking with tom a wealth of knowlege,my condolences.

Condolence from Gordon ohearn on December 7th, 2021 3:15 pm

Brother Tom and I are friend from year ago .i watched his father tame horses for the Mersey in the fifty’s across from the exhibition grounds.Tom will be in my memories and give condolences to his family.Tom alway loved his community participation’s through the years. Brother Gordon O’Hearn

Condolence from Tom Sheppard on December 7th, 2021 5:35 pm

I always valued Tommy as a co-worker and friend. He will be missed by the whole community. Our condolences to Helen and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Cathy , Randy Conrad and family on December 7th, 2021 6:34 pm

Helen and Family Randy, Dad, Melanie and Tommy always had lots of fun catching the critters when it was time for them to come home from the pasture. It was always nice to have a chat when we met you guys. Keep the memories (which are many) close.

Condolence from Michael Stewart on December 7th, 2021 6:49 pm

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. Condolences to his family. I worked with Tommy for 20 years at North Queens Elementary. Lots of wonderful stories, sleigh rides to his cabin for the kids of NQES, and a wonderful weather predictor, Environment Canada should be in wonder about his ability to predict. A community pillar that will be missed by everyone. Rest In Peace Tommy…….a wonderful man!

Condolence from Arden and Diane Robar on December 7th, 2021 8:13 pm

So sorry for your loss Helen, Liz, Christine, Charlene, Darlene and families.
He will be fondly remembered always. His love of horses was infectious. When you were around him you remembered why you love them and that it will last a lifetime.

Condolence from Russell Miller on December 7th, 2021 9:22 pm

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. My condolences go out to Helen, Christine, Darlene Charlene, Liz, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a mainstay at North Queens High School as he was in the North Queens area. He will be greatly missed by many.

Condolence from Robbie and Florence Douglas on December 8th, 2021 6:50 am

Helen and family, our sincere sympathy to all of you on the passing of Tommy.

Condolence from Jolene Emino Mailman on December 8th, 2021 7:31 am

Our sincere condolences to our comrade “Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Cushings family. My his memory be a blessing during these difficult times and in days to come.

Chief Collin Hunter, Hemford & District Fire Department

Condolence from Bob Gesner, Lawrencetown Volunteer Fire Dept. on December 8th, 2021 8:22 am

Sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Condolences to the family. Always enjoyed our chats when our paths crossed at fire department gatherings.

Condolence from Heather Stevens on December 8th, 2021 9:12 am

I am very sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. My very first job was teaching preschool at the firehall and Tommy was so helpful to me. He was always around to help me out with anything I needed at the hall. I had TJ in my very first class, and he was a proud Grampy for sure. When I was working with some students at the school, once again Tommy was around to lend a hand. He was a wonderful man and I will always remember his kindness.

Heather Stevens

Condolence from John and Bianca Inkpen on December 8th, 2021 9:17 am

In his own words “What’s goin’ on here?” Words can never adequately convey the feelings Bianca and I have at this moment, but please know we are both deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Tommy was one of a kind and if there is an after life then there will also be an exhibition grounds somewhere so we know where we will find Tommy. Hugs to Helen and all the kids and relations.

Condolence from Linda frail on December 8th, 2021 9:39 am

So sad to hear that Tommy’s has left his life here on earth to walk the beautiful fields of heaven. I always enjoyed chatting with him he always had the time to stop and chat awhile. Loved his community and contributed to make it a better place. Rest I. Peace Tommy you’ve earned it❤️

Condolence from Edith Saunders. on December 8th, 2021 9:52 am

Dear Helen &Family.
Tommy was born at my Grandmothers”Cottage Hospital””in Liverpool.
I have known the Cushing family, for many years.Great memories.
Tommy was a great man to his family, and community.
He will be missed by all.
Deepest Sympathy.
Edith(Hyde) Saunders.

Condolence from hazel mansfield on December 8th, 2021 10:17 am

I Will Always Remember His Kindness , He always helped others,,the many suppers we shared
and darts.Gone is a good friend.and never will be forgotten. Bob and Hazel

Condolence from Bill Corkum on December 8th, 2021 11:24 am

Tommy’s family – we both went through school with Tommy and been friends ever since. Sincere sympathy to all. Sylvia (Douglas) and Bill Corkum

Condolence from Darrell Spurr on December 8th, 2021 6:54 pm

Cushing Family. We met Tommy at the Maritime Fire Chiefs conventions many years ago. From meeting him there and the following years of Conventions and fire related meetings, he always knew both myself and my wife. It was a pleasure to have known him…Our prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Retired Chief , Oakhill Fire Dept. Darrell Spurr and Myra.

Condolence from Lauri Huskins-Baxter on December 8th, 2021 11:48 pm

I am so sorry for the passing of Tommy.
He was a pillar in the Caledonia community.
He always had a hello, a story and was always there to lend a hand.
We were all lucky to have known such a great man.
Sending my sincere condolences to all the Cushing family.

Condolence from carol Shay on December 9th, 2021 1:39 pm

My sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from John ,& Nancy LEEFE on December 9th, 2021 3:18 pm

Helen and Family, Tommy was a fine man, deeply engaged in the life of the community. He always had a smile and will be fondly remembered by all.

Condolence from Jim McCorry on December 9th, 2021 3:41 pm

To Tom’s Family

Sorry to read of Toms passing. I always enjoyed my time spent with Tom when visiting NQRHS when working in the Caledonia area. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Condolence from Bruce, Linda, Dan and Matt DeLong on December 9th, 2021 8:07 pm

Our family is saddened by Tommy’s passing. He was a friend and a great part of our community. We will miss him.

Condolence from Sadie Mac Askill (Huskins) on December 9th, 2021 9:13 pm

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. As janitor at North Queen’s Elementary for many years, Tommy was always kind and willing to help wherever needed.No job was too big for him to tackle. Sincere condolences to all of his family. RIP Tommy.

Condolence from Randall Robertson on December 10th, 2021 11:05 am

We are greatly saddened to learn of Tommy’s passing. Our Dad Leon and Tommy have had an enduring friendship going back many decades. He was a wonderful man and we will miss him always.

Our most heartfelt condolences go out to all the family.

Leon Robertson, wife Virginia and sons Randy, Ray and Neil.

Condolence from Honourable Kim Masland, MLA on December 10th, 2021 12:16 pm

To Tommy’s Family, NQFA Family and Friends,

North Queens has lost a great man! Tommy served us with dedication, kindness, strength and bravery. Please accept my sincere condolences and know my thoughts are with each of you during this difficult time. Tommy will be so deeply missed.

Condolence from Loretta Holdright on December 10th, 2021 5:03 pm

Our condolences to the family, sorry to hear of Tommys passing.

Larry & Loretta Holdright

Condolence from Wilma andTom Shupe on December 10th, 2021 9:01 pm

Helen and family
We were so sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing .When I was teaching he was always near the entry with a cheerful greeting to start the day . We shared many stories of Caledonia as we remembered it in past years. Whenever Tom and I met him we always had a great chat.He will be missed by all who knew him. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on December 11th, 2021 10:38 am

Dear Darlene & Family,
We Are So Very Sorry To See That Your Dad Has Passed Away, I’ve Heard So Manny Great Stories About Your Dad. Francis Has Said Many Times That He Was A Great Man And A Super Firefighter. We Send Our Love To You And Your Family Today, May. Cherish All Your Precious Memories Of A Great Father, Grandfather And Husband, These Ae The Memories That Will Get You Through Some Difficult Days Ahead. May God Bless You All And May Your Dad REST IN PEACE.
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!! ( Thinking Of You Today)

Condolence from Ralph & Shirley Morton on December 11th, 2021 11:17 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time of great sorrow.
Tommy will be missed by all that knew him. He shared his time and life with helping the public in many ways and will be remembered for his good deeds.
Cherish your many good memories of Tommy and he will be with you forever.

Condolence from Jean Douglas on December 11th, 2021 11:42 am

I am sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. He was always delightful to talk to. My sincere condolences to the family.

Condolence from Glenwood Diane Hirtle on December 11th, 2021 1:23 pm

S0 sorry to hear about Tommy’s passing. We know that it will be very hard on the family. Just hang together and you will get thru this.

Condolence from Patty Hirtle on December 13th, 2021 8:40 am

So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing. My mom & dad knew Tommy & Charles. I moved to Kempt years ago & left when I was 16…so sorry for the families loss..
Tommy was a very nice man …

Condolence from Marcus Waddington on December 13th, 2021 7:57 pm

Terrific guy. Unique personality. Loved his horses. Loved the kids. A no-nonsense guy. Great person on the school staff.
Will be missed. Great service to the community. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on December 13th, 2021 8:55 pm

Helen, Darlene and family

We are saddened to read of Tommy’s passing, a pillar of the community and a great ambassador for Caledonia. Bill will miss him in lodge as Tommy was always a greeter and shared a number of stories. We extend our deepest sympathies
to you. Your loss is shared by all who knew Tommy.

Condolence from Debbie murley on December 14th, 2021 1:35 am

Helen and families, so sorry for your loss. May God bless each one ,with peace and comfort ,at this time of grief. Sincere sympathy
.. .. from Debbie murley

Condolence from Cheryl and Brian Uhlman on December 16th, 2021 8:07 pm

We were so sorry to hear about Tommy.I remember Tommy at school.He was everyone’s friend.He was always willing to lend a helping hand and open to have a chat.We had a number of those over the years.It was nice. All the very best!

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