Alumnus writes touching book about wife
Before retiring a couple of years ago at the age of 59, Tom Pearson was an executive in the water industry. Tom graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1972 and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1990.
Tom enjoyed a rewarding career providing safe drinking water to the citizens of Winnipeg, as well as serving on the boards of the American Water Works Association and the Water Research Foundation. He was one of the founding directors of Water for People Canada, a charitable organization dedicated to raising funds and constructing safe water supplies in developing countries.
Before this book, Tom’s writing projects were limited to articles in trade journals, conference publications, lectures and a wide array of reports.
Tom’s wife, Lynne, was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 50 and this led to Tom’s most important undertaking thus far; the role of her care-giver until her passing at age 63 in 2011. He hopes that in sharing this front-line journey readers will be inspired and find hope.
Please Don’t Forget Me by Tom Pearson is published by Pegasus Books and is available at McNally Robinson.