Donald S. Thompson passed away peacefully at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on August 31st, 2012, with family by his side. He was in his 90th year.
Don was the much loved husband for 66 years to Anne Hodge. He was very proud father to Vicki (Ken), Janis (Dale) and Jamie (Karen). He was pre-deceased by a son Randy (Valerie).
Don enjoyed visits with his eight grandchildren Melanie and Travis Thompson, Mathew (Kinga) Charbot, Sarah (Brandon) Stone, Scott (Nathalie) and Dana Hasson and Courtney and Jessica Thompson.
He will be fondly remembered by six great-grandchildren Dylan, Alyssa and Brody Charbot, Hannah and Jack Stone and Amelia Hasson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Don was born to Stewart and Edith Thompson in Iroquois, and lived there his entire life until he and his wife moved to the Hartford Retirement Centre in Morrisburg, in 2010.
After graduating from high school, Don joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He came home from England in February, 1946, and he and Anne were married in July, 1946. Don then joined his father working at the family building products store which had been founded by his grandfather Thomas Allan Thompson in 1864. Now known as Thompson Tim-BR-Mart, it continues in operation to this day.
After retirement, Don and Anne travelled extensively, enjoying many cruises, bus tours and car trips. Don was an avid fisherman and boater. He and his family enjoyed many years of boating adventures on the St. Lawrence River and in the Thousand Islands.
Friends and family paid their respects at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4. A Legion service was held by Iroquois Legion Branch 370 on Tuesday evening.
Funeral service was Wednesday, September 5 at Knox Presbyterian Church with Rev. G. Howard and Rev. Marion Johnston presiding.
Don will be sadly missed.
Memorial Donations to Knox Presbyterian Church and the Heart and Stroke Society will be greatly appreciated by the family.
A private burial service will be held at a later date.