Long time board member and past president of the Brookline Bird Club Tom Prince passed away May 28, 2023, after a period of declining health.

A longtime birder and butterflier, Tom was a gentle giant, always kind, patient, and full of good humor.  His positive attitude, upbeat demeanor, ready smile and laugh, and love of family and friends were contagious. His wife of 66 years, Joyce, his daughters Lori, Tara and Shelley and his grandchildren shared a joyous and active family life. He was predeceased by his daughter Robin.

He was proud of his life list, exceeding 800 birds in the ABA area. A valued member of the board, he brought his organizational skills to the management of the Brookline Bird Club.

Tom enjoyed the occasional bird chase. He’s shown above with two of his partners-in-crime Bill Drummond and Steve Moore on a chase for the Red-flanked Bluetail in Vancouver, BC in 2013.