Thomas Struthers Abler, 78, Antigonish, formerly of Kitchener, Ontario, died September 4, 2019, in St. Martha’s Regional Hospital, Antigonish.
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, he was a son of the late Louis and Marion (Struthers) Abler. He was an anthropology professor at the University of Waterloo, where he specialized as an ethnohistorian. He authored numerous books, chapters, and papers in professional journals. He became a Canadian citizen in 1987. He sculpted and collected military miniatures and was a member of the Ontario Model Soldier Society. He was a dog lover, particularly of Airedales. He had been an avid hockey fan, especially of the Detroit Red Wings. He was devoted to his daughter and they enjoyed Sharon and Bram’s farewell concert together while he was still healthy enough to take her.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth; brother, Andrew, Otego, New York.
He was predeceased by his wife, Trudi Bunting.
Memorial donations may be made to L’Arche Antigonish.
Online condolences: www.clcurry.com