Thomas Uphill passed away at his home in Portland, Oregon on January 19, 2016 after a long battle with cancer.
Tom is survived by his wife of 54 years, Caroline, daughters Catherine (Brad) Newman and Christine Uphill, grandchildren James and Julia Newman. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Haukaas of Victoria, B.C., and brothers Harold (Marlene), Glenn (Carol) Donald (Donna) of Fernie and Bob (Karen) of Grand Forks, as well as several nieces and nephews. Tom was predeceased by his parents Vernon and Louise Uphill.
Tom left Fernie after graduation and attended the University of Montana. He was a smokejumper from 1956 to 1963. He was retired from the U.S. Forest Service. Tom was a Foursquare pastor and chaplain at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital.
A memorial will be held for Tom on March 19, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Mission of the Atonement in Beaverton, Oregon.