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Ken Thom – International Sales and Marketing, dead at 62.

It is with great sadness that we must inform our extended O-Two family of staff, customers and distributors of the untimely death of our International Sales and Marketing Manager Ken Thom. Ken died on Sunday 24th September in a SCUBA Diving accident while in South Africa.

All those who knew Ken during his 26 years with O-Two will fondly remember his sense of fun and unwavering commitment to improving emergency respiratory care. His input into product development helped to bring many new and innovative devices to the market, devices which are saving lives on a daily basis around the world.

Many of you will also be aware of Ken’s love of sport and especially his commitment to coaching Paralympic athletes where he coached Bermuda in the London Paralympics in 2012. Who will ever forget the sight of Ken in his pink Bermuda shorts at the opening ceremony?

Ken was a member of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and coached his son Curtis, who is a Canadian National wheelchair athlete at the 2016 games in Rio. Ken also had a great love of football, which he coached in Streetsville-Meadowvale for many years.

Ken leaves behind his wife Karen, sons Christopher and Curtis and daughter Stephanie, Son in law Nick and Daughter in law Bonnie along with his 3 grandchildren Riley, Alexis and Maleia (who were the center of Ken’s universe) and one yet to be born to Stephanie in January

Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. Ken will be sadly missed by family, friends, athletes, colleagues and customers alike.

For those who wish to express their sympathy the family would appreciate donations to the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association 100 Sunrise Ave. Unit 101, Toronto, ON  M4A 1B3   www.owsa.ca   or the Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled 9-6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle, Suite 158, Mississauga, ON L5N 2V7.