This obituary is protected by copyright by MacCoubrey Funeral Home Limited. Proudly serving Northumberland County in the province of Ontario, Canada. All rights reserved.
Cobourg, Ontario - It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family of Thomas (Tom) Faulds announces his passing on Sept. 5th, 2020 at the age of 87. He is predeceased by his beloved wife Judy by a mere 46 days. He leaves daughter Margaret Tamblyn (Bruce) and son Tom (Alison Firth) and granddaughter Emma Tamblyn.
Raised in rural Scotland, Tom came to Canada as a young mechanic and in time, began working for a Japanese motorcycle importer. That would eventually lead to the beginning of Honda Canada in 1969, and Tom was employee #1. He would enjoy a lengthy and successful career, retiring after almost 25 years as Senior Vice President of various business segments.
Tom devoted his life to motorcycles. Especially racing them! He was highly instrumental in initiating Canadian motorcycle racing in the 1960’s, and his immense contribution to the sport would continue for decades. During his over 40 year involvement with racing, Tom was legendary for his vast mechanical knowledge of motorbikes, all makes, but particularly the Norton.
As a result of his numerous accomplishments in this field, Tom was inaugurated into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2008.
Tom was a man of stature, be it on the track or in the boardroom. The Scottish pragmatism that never suffered fools, and ever the hint of a charming brogue...
He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, and the motorcycle racing community. A celebration of life will take place for Tom at a later date ... most likely at Mosport.
The Faulds family would like to thank Dr. Mule, Dr. Bayer and Dr. Dixon, and the wonderful staff at Northumberland Hills Hospital for their compassionate care.
“Look where you want to go, remember where you have been.”
I was sad to learn of Tom’s passing last week. With him went a huge amount of the history of motorcycling and particularly road racing in Canada. He was a giant in all aspects of the sport and I’m sure his absence will be felt all the way to Tokyo. Rest easy my friend!
Tom and family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, he will be dearly missed in the motorcycle community. I'm sure he's on two wheels somewhere looking down on all of us! Sincere Condolences, Mark