"As far back as I remember Tom was fond of drawing and so often his pictures were of a sailing vessel with sails set to the breeze, and some years later his dream was realized in part. He had pleaded with Father for permission to put a small sail on the family row boat and Father finally consented."
- Louise Thomson, sister
(Library and Archives Canada/Bibliotheque et Archives Canada, MG30 D38 'Blodwen Davies fonds', Vol. 11)