1945 - 2021
Beauchamp Funeral Home Palmerston North
167 John F. Kennedy Dve
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
Thomas Kenneth (Tom):
Emeritus Professor. Of Palmerston North. November 1945 to 17 January 2021, at home with his family. Aged 75 years. Loved husband of Bonnie Dewart. Adored father of Zoe, Tessa, and Sophie and Father-in-law of Michael Gray and Daniel Lineham. Papa Tom to Edie, Lucille, and Eva. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to the Arohanui Hospice staff, district nurses, carers, and all medical staff who took care of Tom. In lieu of flowers, a donation made to Arohanui Hospice would be appreciated and may be left in the chapel foyer. A celebration of Tom's life will be held in the Beauchamp Crematorium Chapel, 167 John F Kennedy Drive, Palmerston North, on Friday 22 January 2021, at 2.00pm.


Published by Dominion Post on Jan. 19, 2021.
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Celebration of Life
Beauchamp Funeral Home Palmerston North
167 John F. Kennedy Dve , Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui
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So sad to hear of Tom's passing. Love to all of the family. Elizabeth and Phil Prebble Tasmania, Australia
March 12, 2021
We were extremely sad to hear that Tom had passed away.

Tom was a member of the Otago Polytechnic Council between 2011 and 2018.

We were very fortunate to have someone of Tom's calibre on the Council, bringing his in depth academic experience in the ITP sector.

Sincere sympathy from management and staff, Otago Polytechnic.
February 1, 2021
I always valued spending time with Tom. He always provided an insightful take on tertiary education at Massey and beyond with the well-being of students as his first consideration, was a creative thinker, and was a great mate on our various tramping expeditions. Thinking of you all.
Frank Sligo
January 28, 2021
To Bonnie and family
Very much saddened to hear today of Tom's passing. I very much valued his wise counsel, support, humour and friendship at Ako Aotearoa. A great educator!
My very best wishes
Peter Coolbear
January 27, 2021
Thinking of you Bonnie and your family at this sad time.
Jenny and Quentin Hughes.
January 26, 2021
There must be many, like me, who regret that they did not get to see more of Tom over the years.
Richard Terezopoulos
January 25, 2021
Bonnie and Family
Anne and I are very sorry to learn of Tom's passing. We send our most sincere condolences to you all.
Tom was a highly respected leader in educational administration at Massey University and more widely. Tom and I served together on the Awatapu College Board of Governors where he was dependable, knowledgeable and wise in matters of governance an excellent colleague.
We are thinking of you all.
Dean Halford
January 22, 2021
We were very saddened to learn of Tom's passing.
Memories are very precious, and we hope they give you strength to smile and to be strong.

The passing of Tom will be deeply felt by many throughout our society. May the memories of his warm and engaging personality and of the many contributions he made will be celebrated and treasured by all.
Our deeply felt condolences to you Bonnie, and to your family members abroad.

Selwyn & Terri Cathcart.
Selwyn & Terri Cathcart
January 22, 2021
Dear Bonnie and family
I am very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Tom was a true gentleman with many words of wisdom. Love and thoughts are with you.
Maree Pritchard
January 22, 2021
We are very sorry read of Tom's passing. He was a superb colleague with a clear vision of what distance education and online learning could do for people. Our sincere condolences to the family.
Gerrit & Clare Bahlman
January 21, 2021
Bonnie and family. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Tom was a great man who touched many lives. Stay strong. Gloria and Graham Slater.
January 20, 2021
Tom was very special to me.He started my study in Educational Leadership and Administration, which led to further study and achievements. He also wrote Two Chapters for the book I helped edit. As Jenny Poskitt has said another Massey Totara has fallen.Love to Bonnie and the Family
January 20, 2021
With love from the Jack and Ruth Roe family, Canada. George, Wesley, Bonnie, John, Karen and Katherine. Our thougts are with you and your family.
Bonnie Roe
January 20, 2021
For Bonnie and family, very sorry to read this . Sally Pascoe and Bridget Dando
January 19, 2021
Dear Bonnie and family We are very saddened to read of the passing of Tom. Sincere condolences to you all and our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Kay(Invercargill) and Megan (Canterbury).
Kay Williams
January 19, 2021
Tom was a great support to me when I was the Principal of Awatapu College and he was a member of our College's Board of Governors. John Wall
January 19, 2021
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