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Thomas Matthew BainbridgeCLERGY
Rev. Ron Shifley
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
"Morning Has Broken"
"It Is Well With My Soul"
"Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"
Tom’s Bowling Team
Scotland Area Farmers
Thomas Matthew Bainbridge was born on Thursday, October 3, 1963 in Tyndall to Paul and Eunice (Nelson) Bainbridge. He grew up on the Bainbridge family farm near Scotland that was homesteaded by his great-grandfather. He graduated from Scotland High School in 1981. Tom farmed with pride on the family farm and also helped farm for other family members, neighbors and friends. He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church in Scotland, where he served on the Session and as an usher. He loved bowling and attending sporting events, especially ones in which his niece and nephew participated. Tom died on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at his residence near Scotland at the age of 49 years, 8 months and 19 days.
Tom is survived by his father, Paul Bainbridge of Scotland; a brother: Robert “Bob” Bainbridge of Grand Junction, Colorado; two sisters: June Bainbridge of Flagstaff, Arizona and Kay (Mike) Smidt of Menno; two nieces: Elisa Bainbridge of Kenmore, Washington and Vanessa Smidt of Spearfish; a nephew, Logan Smidt of Sioux Falls; and a special friend, Diane Coffin of Scotland, and her children, Amanda and Paul.
Tom was preceded in death by his mother, Eunice Bainbridge, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
My sympathies to Uncle Paul and my cousins, Bobby, June & Kay. Tommy was my favorite cousin out of all the Nelsons (he was closest to my age). I have fond memories of playing with Tommy and his Tonka trucks in the sand pile at the old farm house. I loved going to the Bainbridge farm in Scotland for our family visits. I looked forward to playing with Tommy. I have a lot of special memories of staying with the Bainbridges. I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.
Jane Nelson Ross Sep 30 2013 5:24 PM
Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to Tom's family for your loss. You are in our thoughts,and we deeply saddened for your loss of your beloved son, brother, uncle and cousin. our sympathy, dedra nelson and the Nelson Family of Portland Oregon.
dedra nelson mulkey Jun 29 2013 5:49 PM
To the family of Tom, My prayers go out to you during this difficult time. I only know Tom from SHS and Tom was always kind to everyone. May Tom rest in peace and fly with the angels.
Sarah (Dant) Richter Jun 29 2013 4:39 PM
We were so sorry to miss Tom's service. We were out of town for a few days. The time Tom spent as an Elder on the Session of the Presbyterian Church was much appreciated. It was great having a "younger" voice at our meetings even though Tom was very quiet and never said much until asked for his input. Always willing to help with whatever needed to be done. We will miss Tom. God Bless.
Ron and Barb Suess Jun 29 2013 3:59 PM
Kay and all the family. So sorry about Tom's passing. I know you will all miss him. You have my prayers and sympathy.
Verda Sykora Jun 28 2013 7:15 AM
You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. Tom was a great neighbor. Don enjoyed visiting with him when they met uptown. He helped me with problems I had on the farm after Don passed. He will be missed my many. Cindy Grohs
Cindy Grohs Jun 27 2013 7:32 AM
Our sincere sympathy to you, Paul, and to your family as you grieve the sudden loss of your son and brother. Our community is a diminished by his death. May the kind Lord comfort you all in the days ahead.
Terry and Linda Kluthe Jun 27 2013 1:10 AM
I am so sorry of Tom's death. May the grace of the Lord be with you all. With Sympathy, Cherith Marchase
Cherith Marchase Jun 26 2013 9:23 PM
Thoughts and prayers to a good bowling friend. The Pape's
Bill / Diane Pape Jun 26 2013 3:27 PM
Bainbridge Family, Our sympathies to you all at this very difficult time. I have so many memories of our childhood and SHS days. Tom was a great guy, with few words, but was always there with his smile. We hope you find some peace and comfort knowing that Tom is now in God's hands. With Sympathy, Jay & Beth Deutscher
Jay & Beth Deutscher Jun 26 2013 2:05 PM