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THOMPSON, Gordon Vivian

March 23, 1935 – May 3, 2012

Gordon Thompson, beloved husband of Pat, passed away on Thursday May 3, 2012.

He was born on March 23, 1935 in Cardiff, Wales, UK. His lifetime appreciation of all music from classical, jazz to Welsh choirs was shared with family and friends. Along with baking and decorating of wedding cakes, his participation in rugby, gardening (daffodils), darts, curling, Legion and Westside were enjoyed pastimes.

Gordon is survived by his wife Pat, daughters Deborah (Gary), Kay (Tim), Lesley (Norman), stepdaughters Shannon, Corin (Lee), and stepson Craig, grandchildren Chris, Ryan, Sebastien, Dominique, MacKenzie, Ian and Arianna, sister June (Jack) and nieces and nephews of both families.

A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

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In living memory of Gordon 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. J.R (Roly) Thomas :

    My sincere condolences to Pat, Gordon’s three daughters and the entire Thompson family. I met Gordon back in 1976 when I first arrived in Calgary. My association with him and his then young family came about through the Calgary Welsh Society within which we both actively participated for a number of years. The passage of time, however, can see many changes in family, family interests and activities but good memories survive and are cherished! Such is the case with my memories of Gordon!

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  2. Roly’s kind words bring a smile to my face as I recall those days of the Welsh Society. As new members to the Calgary community our fellow Cymraeg helped us settle in.

    Dad was a proud Canadian and a proper tidy Welshman.

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  3. Janet Jones :

    My family and I from Cardiff, South Wales, UK, would like to send our deepest sympthy in the passing of Gordon to all the family. We fondly remember Gordon, Mary and the girls, Deborah, Kay and Leslie, Mary being the oldest niece of my mother Doris Ursell. Gordon is especially remembered for making beautiful cakes for any occasion always willing and thoughful. Fondest thoughts to all the family and memories to Deborah, Kay and Lesley, take care.. Janet Jones for the Ursell family.

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  4. Tim Tivendale :

    Many good memories, all include the big and friendly smile that expressed welcome to all family and friends. The hospitality, food, garden, and colourful stories are tributes to a good life enjoyed by all around Gordon.

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  5. Thanks for the kind thoughts from Wales. We all remember our time with Auntie Doris, Uncle Ray and our cousins. We’ll think of those days as we celebrate dad’s life at the service today.

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