Egil John Tomson
December 11, 1939 - June 5, 2016

Egil John Tomson, 76, of Calabash, died Sunday June 5, 2016 at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, in Bolivia, NC. Egil was a Cameraman with ABC from local news to Good Morning America, also a member of the St. John’s Masonic Lodge in Wilmington, NC, Scottish Rite Valley of Wilmingon and the Brunswick County Ameteur Radio Club in Calabash, NC. After retirement he and his wife moved to NC where he worked as a Private Detective, a licensed 200 ton Boat Captain, and a licensed Locksmith.
Mr Tomson is survived by his wife of 50 years Gail Newman Tomson of the home, 2 sons: Bruce J. Tomson of Plantation, Fl. and Brett E. Tomson and his wife Meghan of Raleigh, NC, 3 grand children: Abigail, Emma, and Chloe Tomson all of Raleigh, NC, and beloved friends of "The Posse".
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11am at St Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Hwy W, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Memorial contributions may be made to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick, 955 Mercy Lane, Bolivia, NC 28422 or St Luke Lutheran Church, 5869 Ocean Hwy W, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469. Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations, Carolina Shores, NC.


  • Leonard Trugman Posted June 15, 2016 9:29 pm

    Egil was always fun to work with, he was a hard worker. We will miss him.

  • Tommy Leprine Posted June 16, 2016 8:30 am

    Was always a pleasure to work with. Always had a smile on his face and made everyone laugh. Many good memories.

  • Bill White Posted June 16, 2016 11:22 am

    Eggie was a visual artist and a great partner.He will be missed.

  • Ardina Seward Posted June 16, 2016 3:32 pm

    Eggie put the news in news and brightened the day when circumstances were challenging. His presence is gone but his spirit will always live.

  • Bob Wiener Posted July 1, 2016 10:51 am

    I worked with many crew guys at five different TV outlets in NYC and Eg was by far the most unique and funny guy who ever picked up an Ikegami. I am saddened to hear of his passing.
    Bob Wiener

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