Eugene was born on March 11, 1964, to Peter and Elizabeth (nee Slywka) Thoms in Humboldt, SK. He was raised in Bruno and attended Bruno School. Eugene suffered with diabetes from the age of 14, however it never slowed him down. Eugene loved to fish, trap, spend time at the lake, and help out on the farm. After high school, Eugene worked in Bruno at Hillcrest Farms, and then moved to Ontario, where he worked at Cuddies Turkey Farm. He later met Barbara Frank and her two sons and raised them as his own children. Following a significant fire accident, Eugene recognized the importance of family and returned to Saskatchewan to be closer to family. He worked with Koenders Plastics until he retired in the Fall of 2018 and enjoyed spending more time on the farm helping his brothers, and spending time with family. Eugene will be remembered as an uncle that liked to tease his nieces and nephews. Even though he was quiet, and liked to keep things to himself, Eugene sometimes let his true feelings come out and was known to occasionally voice his opinion in a sassy, abrupt way. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.