It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of NWSSA member, Tom Francis.
Thomas Michael Francis
July 23, 1961 - December 10, 2021
Tom passed away on December 10th from the effects of pancreatic cancer.
At NWSSA’s Stone Carving Symposiums, one could usually find Tom every morning with a cup of coffee and a crossword puzzle, or in the evenings around the campfire smoking a cigarette, enjoying a beverage, listening to the music or occasionally quoting a Shakespearean soliloquy. Stone creatures and lanterns carved of pumice stone would appear around his carving tent at Camp Brotherhood/Pilgrim Firs.
His family plans a memorial in July, 2022. In the meantime, his parents Peter and Elva would appreciate a note about your friendship or photos of Tom from camp. Please send to NWSSA PO Box 27364 Seattle, WA 98165
Donations if you desire can be made to PanCan.Org for early detection and cure for this dreadful disease.
Tom was featured in the September 2006 Issue of Sculpture Northwest Artist Spotlight
Tom Francis obituary