It is with great sadness that I bring the news of the death of one of the iconic figures of Arbutus, Tom Anderson.
You may not know his name, but you would recognize him on East Drive in his safety vest, with his broom and push cart keeping our downtown streets spotless.
No matter what the weather, broiling hot or freezing cold, Tom would be out there.
He always had a smile on his face, always asked about my family, never stopping very long from the task at hand.
He was a gentle, conscientious worker proud of his work, who will be missed by all of us in the Arbutus Business and Professional Association. He was the face of our commitment to the beautification of our town.
Today, we lost one of the good guys.
Please keep Tom and his family in your thoughts.
Patti Sue Nolan, president,
Arbutus Business and Professional Association