On Saturday February 23 we said goodbye to a great friend, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Donald Thompson enjoyed a very long and charmed life. He was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, the son of Jack and Jean Thompson, and brother to Helen Hardy of Saskatoon.
While still in high school, Don fell in love with the beautiful Mary Johnston of Moose Jaw. In 1945, as soon as Don returned from overseas, he and Mary were married. Don and Mary had four children: John (Lesley Ostrosser), Donna Price (Askey) (Bob), Pam Thompson (Ted Fullerton) and Pat Peters (Mat). Also 3 grandsons -Paul Askey (Cori), Colin Askey and Spencer Brown, as well as 2 great grandsons–Ethan and Marco Askey.
After Don retired, he and Mary moved to their Windermere cabin, which they have enjoyed since 1958. They spent their summers in Windermere with family and their many golfing friends at Fairmont, then escaping the Canadian winters enjoying the company of friends and family in Palm Desert California.
Don enjoyed a life with good health, many good friends and much laughter.
His friends and family will remember a man with a million stories, a quick inquiring mind and a great sense of humour, which he maintained to the end.
We will miss you Dad, and we will continue to celebrate your life well lived.
Friends are invited to join the family in a celebration of Don’s life 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9th, at McInnis and Holloway, 14441 Bannister Rd S.E., Calgary (403-256-9575).
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Center (AARC).