It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Audri Thomson, who passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 18, 2009. She was born in Montreal, Quebec on March 11, 1941, daughter to George and Agnes Grimsdale.
Audri was a beloved mother to Heather (Ian), Scott (Diane) and Julie. “GramAud” to Max. Treasured sister to Maureen, Gail, Gary (Jane) and Susie (Peter). Favourite aunt to Peter (Jackie), Brenda (Darrell), Tracey (Kevin), Wendy (Bruce), Gary (Erica), Jeffrey (Coralie), Robin-Lynne (Richard), Shannan (Cory), Chris (Kyla), Mitchell and Ryan.
Audri was a positive light that touched many lives. She was admired and loved by friends and colleagues, and cherished by her family. In her younger years, Audri was a champion synchronized swimmer and diver and later became a coach. She had an adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit and never shied away from adversity. She loved to travel, especially on cruises and to Las Vegas. She had a flair all her own, a sparkle and was grace under pressure. She will be dearly missed.
Memorial Services will be held at Hillhurst United Church (1227 Kensington Close N.W.) on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Amnesty International, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6P6, Toll free 1-800-266-3789, www.amnesty.ca.
In living memory of Audri Thomson, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences