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THOMPSON, Brian Rowntree

February, 1953 – December 18, 2011

Brian Thompson of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 18, 2011 at the age of 58 years.

Brian was born in Calgary February 10, 1953 to Eveline and Leslie Thompson. He was the youngest of three children. A quintessential Calgarian, Brian loved the outdoors. His passions included fly-fishing, bird watching, photography and driving. He especially enjoyed occasional 5-hour drives through the foothills and beyond. Like many Calgarians he worked in the oil industry. Lately he volunteered as secretary and webmaster for the Society for Technical Communication (Alberta Chapter).

Brian will be remembered for his sense of humour, and his dedication to family, friends and colleagues. Brian took on new challenges with enthusiasm, determination and grace, becoming an accomplished website designer in the last few years. Brian’s dry wit, curmudgeonly persona and generosity will be greatly missed.

Brian is survived by and will be greatly missed by his mother Eveline, his sisters Sheila (Winston Husbands) and Pauline (Robert Eberle), his nephews Aman Husbands and Rowan Eberle (Lauren), his niece Kambili Husbands, extended family and friends.

Brian was predeceased by his father Leslie Thompson.

A celebration of Brian’s life will be held in January. Condolences may be forwarded through
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Brian Thompson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Iris Burrows-Dann :

    It is with regret that I see this very sad news. I have not been in touch with Brian for a long time, but I have always had a soft spot for him. We were very close for many years. My dear little Mum always liked Brian too. How sad. Please know I am thinking of you all now, at this very sad time. He is in my thoughts.
    With loving memories,
    Iris Dann (Cunningham), Victoria BC.

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  2. eileen van tighem :

    So very sorry Ev to hear of Brian’s death. I remember him so very well when he was a youngster….my prayers are with you and your family. sincerely, Eileen

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  3. Kathy (Cornish) Gerritsen :

    I was very sorry to hear of Brian’s passing. I lived down the street from him while growing up and always admired him. We recently got back in touch when he attended my father’s 90th (so kind of him) and at an STC event where he generously offered to do some computer work (layout) for a family cookbook I’m writing. Sadly, that did not come to pass. I regret not getting to know him better. He was funny and nice. I can only offer sincere condolences to Ev, Pauline, and Sheila.

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  4. I was only able to meet Brian once but I could tell he was a wonderful person right away. I wish I had known him better. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

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  5. After loinokg at these pictures, it appears that your grandfather really knew what truly was important and mattered in life. You could tell he treasured people and not things!

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