Vale Tom Hoswell

William Thomas Hoswell (Tom) was born on the 4th December, 1966, to parents William Young and Betty Jane (Moriarty) Hoswell and passed away on the 7th September, 2019 at the Intensive Care Unit of Orange Health Service at the age of 52.

Tom was joined by two sisters, Mary Moore and Ann Milne.

He did part of his education at Eugowra Central School and completed this at Forbes High School, and at both schools he made many lifelong friends.

In 1992 he undertook and completed his Nurse Training at the old Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay in Sydney.

Following the closure of Prince Henry, he then worked in the Renal Unit of Prince of Wales Hospital at Randwick also in Sydney.

He enjoyed his work and sharing digs at Maroubra Junction with Dawn Barclay for 17 years who he thought the world of up until his passing.

Poor Dawn copped many bad jokes and tormenting in good humour because as all of us who knew him no bad intensions were ever meant.

In April, 2010 he had decided to leave Sydney and move back to work as a Area Relief Nurse for Great Western Area Health Service to be near his parents and his beloved town of Eugowra.

In June, 2012 following a short period of relief work at Lake Cargelligo Multi Purpose Centre, he decided to settle at the Lake with Ross Beattie who became a big part of his life and still is.

Tom worked at the Multi Purpose centre until August, 2017 where in the months leading up to his move with Ross to Molong, worked in the Day Care Unit again making many friends.

Tom survived two male cancer episodes only to be taken out by a "stinking lung disease" (his words).

As he also said, "oh well life does suck at times so they say".

A clairvoyant told him when he turned 21, that he would die when was 71/72. That kept him going during his cancer treatments but (again his words) wouldn't he like to find her now and give her a piece of his mind.

Tom had five nephews, Matthew and Mitchell Moore, Little Peter, Nicholas and Justin Milne together with two nieces Ashlee and Caitlyn Moore and their partners together with brothers in law Michael Moore and Peter Milne.

In recent years a great nephew Levi and great niece Isabel Milne also joined the family. He loved all of them equally. It took him a long time to gain the confidence of Isabel. He really enjoyed the weekend cake and coffee visits to her and was teaching her to shake hands and say how do you do. She is now confident to do this.

Tom's biggest regret was not achieving his major goal, and everyone who knew him would know what that was.

Tom was a very unique person, caring, loving and sharing. He had his disappointments like all of us but coped with this and got on with life. He will be missed in a big way by his family and many friends.

From the eulogy read at Tom's funeral.

The late Tom Hoswell. December 4, 1966 to September 7, 2019.

The late Tom Hoswell. December 4, 1966 to September 7, 2019.