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THOMPSON, Dr. Donald “Don” Lloyd, DDS

December 13, 1921 – February 23, 2013

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.

Don enjoyed all sports and was a member of his high school football, basketball and swimming teams. Don served his country in WWII joining the navy, where he served overseas on the HMCS “Algonquin”. 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. They have spent the last sixty-eight years exploring life together. After being discharged from the navy, Don applied and was accepted into the faculty of dentistry at the University of Toronto where he graduated in 1950. Upon graduation, Don and Mary headed west to Calgary where they lived until Don’s retirement. During his working life, Don was very active serving the local community and especially his dental community, serving for years at the local, provincial and national levels with terms as president of the local and the provincial dental societies.

Don and Mary had four children, John (Lesley Ostrosser), Donna Price (Askey) (Bob), Pam Thompson (Ted Fullerton) and Pat Peters (Mat); three grandsons, Paul Askey (Cori), Colin Askey and Spencer Brown; as well as two great-grandsons Ethan and Marco Askey.

After Don retired, Don and Mary moved to their Windermere cabin. They spent these last 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. By living life as it should be lived – respectfully, honestly, honourably and thankfully, he showed that the good do not always die young. His friends and family will remember a man with a million stories, a quick enquiring mind and a great sense of humour, which he maintained to the end. We will miss you and we will continue to celebrate your life well lived.

A Celebration of Don’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), 303 Forge Road S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 0S9, Telephone: (403)253-5250. The family would like to thank Dr. Watson and the nurses on Unit 32 at Foothills Medical Centre for their compassion and care.

In living memory of Dr. Don 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.

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  1. Deepest sympathy. We have so many good memories from the Calgary Winter Club. We are sorry we are not able to be with you at the memorial.
    With love & blessings, Leah & Dennis Nate

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  2. Dr T was in business with my Dr. Dr K C Gray. I enjoyed his humour throughout the office, always joyful when patients we down mouthed. Met him years later in that he joined our foursome for golf. Again the humour was still there he surely will be missed. Just one great person who knew the easing of tension was done through humour. R.I.P Dr Thompson.

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  3. AUDREY and FRANK ASHWORTH :

    Dear Mary, We are so sad to read of Don’s passing. We have so many good memories of times spent with you, especially the golf trips. Our sympathy to you Mary and the family- he will be missed by so many.
    Audrey and Frank Ashworth

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  4. Bob & Wynne Carlson :

    Mary & family,
    We were very saddened to learn of your great loss. He was an exceptional man, wonderful sense of humor. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bob & Wynne

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  5. myrna O'Connor :

    Dear Mary, Dr. Thompsons’ truest Angel, John, Donna, Pam, Pat & all your Families, I am truly blessed in having been employed by Dr. Don in the seventies-as his office manager. His family was everything to him. His great sense of humor & quick enquiring mind Dr. Don could see no wrong in anything his children wanted including our petty cash drawer. Mary always had special gifts delivered even to her curling games. Valued lessons that Dr. Thompson installed are priceless. Our Sincere Condolences.
    Myrna O’Connor & Murray Jojnstone

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  6. Jayne & Wayne Geiger :

    Mary and Donna, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was such a wonderful person to be around and we are so pleased our lives crossed, if only for such a short time.
    Wayne & Jayne Geiger

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  7. Donna and family, so sorry for the loss of your father. My sincere support and condolences.
    Lorie Masur

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  8. My condolences to you Mary and to your family. Although I didn’t know Don well, when I think of men’s club, I think of Don on the golf course. Al always talked highly of Don and what an asset he was to the men’s club at Riverside Golf Course.

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  9. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.

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  10. Susan Kelly / Jepson Petroleum Invermere :

    I know you are in amazing hands with your family. This is a difficult time and words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about the loss you have experienced. I know we never lose the people we love. They live the rest of our lives with us in our heart. My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Susan Kelly – Jepson Petroleum

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  11. I am sorry for your loss you are in my prayers

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  12. Lynn and Wendy Hayes :

    Mary and family:
    Please accept our condolences at this sad time. We know that Donny will be truly missed. Our hearts go out to you.
    Lynn & Wendy Hayes

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  13. Sending our heartfelt condolences to you and your family Mary. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you, Don and all your family and we know they will be a big support to you. We will miss Don and his wonderful sense of humour.
    Heather and entire management and staff of Rocky Ridge.

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  14. Kathi and Wayne Shaw :

    We were saddened to learn of Don’s passing.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of loss.
    With deepest sympathy
    Kathi and Wayne Shaw

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  15. Linda Murray Hodgins :

    I have so many fond memories of living across the street from The Thompsons back in the 50’s and 60’s.
    Dr. Thompson was a great dentist and warm friend.
    My sincere condolences to the whole family.

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