To the Editor:
Tom (Stewart) and I were born the same year and we both grew up on Morpeth Street in Southampton.
When he left school, he worked for my uncle, Bruce Hill, at the farm on Sparks corner. This was in the 1950’s. During harvest he and I worked together; first getting the hay off and then cutting, stooking and threshing the grain. Later on, there was always a field of corn to harvest as well.
Tom worked unbelievably hard and saved his money and in a few short years was able to go out on his own.
He was a great person and he will be sadly missed.