Dr. Lloyd G. D. Thompson died peacefully at the Hartford Home in Morrisburg, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was in his 90th year.
Dr. Thompson was the dearly beloved husband of E. Jean Thompson (Akerley) and loving father of Nancy Edson (Scott) of Jericho VT, Connie Perlin (Neil) of Tewksury MA, Merwyn Thompson (Robin) of Billerica MA, and Lloya Sprague (Dwayne) Morrisburg.
He is predeceased by four brothers and one sister, cherished by six grandchildren: Tina, David, Holly, Andrew, Ernie and Lisa and four great-grandchildren: Eleanor, Zachary, Samantha and James as well as by many nieces and nephews.
A WWII Veteran and RCAF fighter and bomber pilot, Dr. Thompson went on to receive a BA in Science, and a Masters and PhD in physics.
He was recruited by the United States Air Force Research Agency where he specialized in geophysics, the gravity of the earth. He was a geophysics professor at Northeastern University and the principal investigator for NASA’s lunar space program.
Upon returning to Ontario, Dr. Thompson worked for the Ministry of Natural Resources in Richmond Hill and transferred to Tweed as the geophysicist for Southern Ontario at the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines until he retired.
He was a bright, intelligent man with a wonderful smile, was a loyal friend and loved reading, planes, history, card games and being with family. He will be missed.
His ashes will be laid to rest at Springfield cemetery in New Brunswick along side his devoted wife Jean.