Many prayers for Tom’s friends and family. We loved spending time with him when at family reunions. He had a gift of making everyone feel special and making others smile and laugh! All our love, Steve and Michelle Kaiser and family.
My heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort to Tom's family and friends .
I met Dr.Tom when he offered me a position in his Dental Praxis many years ago and when I was in great need for a steady job. I stayed and 26 years flew by before I knew it .As my employer Dr. Tom was a great teacher, consultant and a wonderful friend, not only to me, but also to my children.
He loved his own family very much and it was heartwarming to see how close knit they all are and they always had kind words for me .
THANK YOU ALL!
His passion was surfing ,fishing and camping and he enthusiastically shared all his experiences and never tired of explaining the A to Z of fishes.
Professionally he was 100% dedicated to his patients and over time he converted many to become "Flossing Pro's".
He was a fantastic diagnostician and performed the most difficult procedures with great skill, care and gentleness.
His patients had great confidence and trust in him and never hesitated to sit in his Dental chair, they all wished he would never retire. He truly cared for his flock!
My children, Christoph and Tonja, asked me to express their deepest sympathy to Tom's family and they will always treasure their memories of Dr.Tom .
With all the love in my heart and a million thanks for the opportunity to have been Dr Tom's assistant .
Dr Tom Lovelace was a mentor, friend, inspiration and phenomenal dentist. He taught me so much about dentistry and life. Truly one of the best men and friends I ever had. I loved Tom dearly and wish our time together was not so short. His memory lives on and his warmth is vibrant everywhere. Dustin Wylam
Dr. Tom will always be remembered by everyone who’s life he touched. He and his family were always so kind and caring to me! My thoughts and prayers are with his family now. He will always be missed and my teeth will always thank him!!
I grew up in Northeast Portland two doors away from The Lovelace family. Our family, parents Bob and Thelma, along with my brother Bruce and sister Karoljane, spent time with all of the Lovelaces at their Neskowin property on the Oregon Coast. It was any idyllic time in our young lives, made more exciting with the guidance of Tommy Lovelace. He was older than I and younger than my brother, so I got to vicariously enjoy the antics of this trio despite my youth. I think the most valued experience that Tom bestowed upon my brother and I was introducing us to The Meadow at Hart's Cove just south of Neskowin. We visited that spot numerous times and always remembered that first arduous hike with Tommy as our guide and being rewarded with the most spectacular rugged Oregon coastline views. Woody and Jane Lovelace were so welcoming to our family that I thought growing up in our "Beverly Cleary or Leave It To Beaver" neighborhood was the norm. Each year of my life has given me a greater appreciation for how wonderful our upbringing was. Neighbors like the Lovelaces and the Paquets (across the street from us), allowed us freedoms that don't seem possible today. My deepest sympathies are extended to sisters Nancy and Annie, and especially to mother Jane.