|Thomas Alfred Wardle|
|Preceded by||John L. Brown|
|Succeeded by||Marion Bryden|
|City of Toronto Alderman|
|Preceded by||A.G. Cranham & Alex Hodgins|
|Succeeded by||Dorothy Thomas, Reid Scott|
|Constituency||The Beaches, Ward 8 (1960–69), Ward 9 (1969–1972)|
|Born||October 31, 1913|
|Died|| June 5, 2005 91) (aged|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
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Wardle married Inez Evelyn (1913–1997) and they had one son, Tom Wardle Jr. Wardle Snr served in the RCAF during World War II.
Wardle was active in a wide variety of public and private sector roles. He served as a trustee and then as chairman of the Toronto Board of Education. He was also an alderman for The Beaches (ward 8/9) in City of Toronto from 1960 to 1972. His son Tom Jr. was an alderman for the same ward from 1976 to 1980.He served as chairman of the Riverdale Hospital and Foundation.
Wardle is buried with his wife in St. Johns Norway Cemetery, in Toronto.
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