Long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom was a conservation committee mainstay and served additionally as the conservation person for the Canadian Orchid Congress. He was instrumental in promoting conservation displays at our annual shows. His family has requested privacy at this time, but we extend Monika and her daughters our deepest sympathy. We will all miss Tom a great deal.
Tom Shield’s Memorial Fund
As reported in the last newsletter long time SOOS member, enthusiastic orchid hobbyist and conservation activist Tom Shields has passed away. Tom leaves a wife and three daughters. They very much appreciated the wonderful response of SOOS members to their plant sale. To provide further assistance to the family, friends have set up a gofundme site at https://www.gofundme.com/tom-shields-memorial
Any contributions will be greatly appreciated. Please share the link on social media.