Robert Gordon (Bobby) THOMSON

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Thomson, Robert (Bobby) Gordon
November 1, 1927 - June 17, 2014
The family of Bobby Thomson announces his peaceful passing, at his home in his easy chair, on June 17, 2014. Born in Saskatoon City Hospital, Bobby was the youngest child of Norman and Ruby Thomson. He attended Victoria School and Nutana Collegiate. Bobby met Pat on a blind date (his friends invited the wrong girl) and they were married October 10, 1953. They were blessed with six children; life in the "little red house" was never dull. Bobby's father trained him as a watchmaker and together with brother Doug, the three of them operated N. K. Thomson and Son's Jewellers. When it came time to close the store, Bobby moved onto McKenzie and later Mappins Jewellers. A career change in the early 70s lead him to real estate and sales with Koyl and McClocklin Agencies. Bobby was a charter member of the Diamond Athletic Association. He golfed until two years ago, achieving seven holes-in-one and was non-playing captain of two Junior Willingdon Cup golf teams. He played competitive badminton, curled for many years and was a member of the Wineskins Cross Country Ski Club. His community involvement included past President of the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club, executive member of the Lion's Speed Skating Club and member of the Cosmopolitan Club. He served on many committees at both Grace-Westminster and St. Martin's United Church, volunteered at the Festival of Trees for 25 years, several Briers, the Canada Winter Games, and at any other function where Pat requested his assistance. He also made over 100 blood donations. Perhaps the darkest moment of Bobby's life was when his brother Richard (Dick) was shot down in WWII. He carried this pain his entire life. Bobby was predeceased by his parents, N. K. (Norman) and Ruby Thomson; brothers, Richard and Doug; sister, Eleanor Forshner; son-in-law, Bob Stefaniuk and grandson, Christopher Stefaniuk. Left to celebrate his 86 years are his loving wife of 60 years, Pat; children, Susan Stefaniuk, Lynn (Art) Martens, Judy Thomson, Dick (Bev) Thomson, Diane (Wayne) Leonhardt, Betty-Jane (Andy) Diduck; 17 grandchildren and 19 great- grandchildren. A Celebration of Bobby's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at St. Martin's United Church (corner of Clarence Ave and Wilson Cres). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House in Bobby's memory. Arrangements in care of Cheryl Carlson - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca

Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on June 20, 2014
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