October 29, 1980 – Calgary, AB
March 1, 2014 – Calgary, AB
David Myers Thompson passed away peacefully and surrounded by family after a brief illness on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the age of 33 years.
David will be held in loving memory by his parents Peter and Wendy Thompson; his two sisters Heather and Laura Thompson; close family friend and caregiver Novlyn Robinson and her family; as well as the many friends whose lives he touched, including the staff and his housemates Matthew Te Linde and Susie San Juan at Chinook House. He is also remembered by his grandfather Gordon Myers; aunties and uncles, Cheryl and Dave Powell, Karen and Paul LaJoie, Suzanne and Rob Turnbull, Sandra Myers and Bob Laversin, John and Janet Thompson, Sharon Thompson and Malcolm Griffin, Stephen and Connie Thompson; as well as numerous cousins across the continent. He was predeceased by his older sister Andrea Chantal; former housemate Connor McGuire; grandmothers Verna Myers and Dorothy Thompson; and grandfather Elwood Thompson.
David attended Calgary Quest Children’s Society Preschool and Emily Follensbee School until graduation. He lived in a residential setting and attended a day program, both run by OPTIONS. He enjoyed music, Snoezelen room, story time, crafts, outings to many activities and so much more. David had a loving community of family, friends, and caregivers that allowed him to enjoy a great quality of life. He enjoyed spending vacations at home with his family, as well as the multiple parties and BBQs at Chinook House. David was a real trouper, no matter what the challenge, and he always enjoyed a good laugh or a hug. David’s easygoing nature made him so easy to love. David thanks everyone he knew for helping him to enjoy life to the full extent of his ability and for all the loving care he received.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations for equipment may be made to the day program that David attended at OPTIONS: 120 – 200 Quarry Park Blvd S.E. Calgary, AB T2C 5E3, http://optionsrehab.org/ David loved spending time at the day program.
In living memory of David Thompson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences