• Date Of Birth: September 7, 1943
  • Date Of Death: January 20, 2019
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: New Bedford
  • State: Massachusetts

After an unexpected and yet courageous battle with cancer, Thomas Varieur, 75, passed peacefully with his children and grandchildren lovingly at his side on January 20, 2019 at Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, where he received compassionate care beyond his family’s expectations.

Born September 27, 1943 in New Bedford, Massachusetts to Aimee & Mary (Newsham) Varieur, he was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clara Varieur, and his twin brother who was given what would have been Thoms middle name, William, because his parents were surprised and blessed with twins. Thom moved his family to Alaska in 1974 and fulfilled his life-long dream of living off the land after hearing about Alaska’s wondrous beauty from his sister Patricia. Thom honorably served in the Army performing repairs and maintenance for helicopters, and was top in his class for precision shooting and held many medals. After the army, Thom successfully worked in the logistics and trucking industry, entrepreneurial pursuits, and helped many, many people with his generous heart and giving nature.

Thom enjoyed outdoor activities and passed his love of the outdoors on to his children and grandchildren. Thom is survived by his sister Patricia Browning, and his five children Victor & Diana Varieur, Roberta & Darren Richardson, Shane Varieur, Darrell Suzuki & Lisa Long, and Lydia & Donny Beals. Thoms grandchildren include Christina Boggs, Vincent, Jonathan, Matthew and Michael Varieur, Derrick Baker, Gabriel Suzuki, and Natily and Ninia Beals, and was blessed with four great-grandchildren. Thom declared Christ as his Savior and is now in Heaven where we will one day see him again.