Thomas (Tom) Robert DAVIS

Thomas (Tom) Robert Davis of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC, passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022 at the age of 78 in Calgary, AB, with his children by his side. 

Tom is survived by his two children: daughter Sarah Davis (Dave), son Jeremy Davis (Tanys); one very special grandchild Finn Davis, brother John Davis (Helene), brothers-in-law, Gerry Power (Liz), Len Power (Anna); and sisters-in-law, Marie Power-Jay (Kevin), Anna Flower (Ron), Millie Oliver (Ron); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Tom is predeceased by his beloved wife Isobel, sister Brenda, and his mother and father.

Tom had a thirst for travel and adventure that began when he was a young man. Travelling with his wife Isobel in the 70s to various places around the world – Iran, Afghanistan, Scotland, Austria to name a few, and living and working in England for a period of time. Eventually they made their way back to Canada and settled in Calgary, AB. During this time, Tom curated his other passion – desserts and anything yummy! He owned and operated two restaurants, specializing in cheesecakes, delicious sweet and savory baked goods, pâtés…. the list goes on and on. Also during this time, Tom and Isobel started a family, welcoming son Jeremy and daughter Sarah. 

In 1991, it was time for a change. After selling the Calgary restaurants, Tom, Isobel and kids moved to their ‘cabin’ in Columere Park, just south of Fairmont Hot Springs, BC. It was here that Tom stayed for nearly 30 years. This was a welcoming community and Tom made many amazing friends and took part in many local activities – ski patrol at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, curling in Canal Flats, golfing at the many courses in the area, fishing at White Swan, Premier, and Findlay Creek; hiking and hunting for morel mushrooms…. Tom even opened a couple of restaurants in the Columbia Valley, but it’s a tough business with such a short tourist season, so he decided that it was time to hang up his professional apron and retire. There were many up and downs during this period of time but Tom always had a positive outlook and incredible sense of humor to carry him through. 

Always being a creative soul and into his later years, Tom began writing. First, a cookbook of his delectable dessert creations and then a number of books, short stories and children’s books, all bursting with his quirky imagination, sense of humor and life experiences. A number of these he had published, and there are many that have been written and will be forever cherished by family. The creativity did not end there; painting, sculpting and working on art projects using natural materials from around the area was another hobby of Tom’s. He enjoyed keeping busy and this made him happy. 

Globetrotting continued to be a passion and carried on into retired life, visiting places like Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Greece, Japan, China and most recently Mexico; immersing himself in the culture of each place he visited… Tom never shied away from adventure and was always a free spirit who lived life on his own terms. He will be missed dearly and never forgotten.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the great care and compassion from all of the staff involved at the Foothills Medical Center, as well as a sincere thank you for the prayers and support shown by family and friends.

A Celebration of Tom’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed at

In living memory of Thomas (Tom) Davis, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, 

Cochrane, 369 Railway Street, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E2, Telephone: 403-932-4740.

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