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John Lang Thompson passed away in peace on March 30th, 2015. Born December 15, 1934 in Peterborough Ontario, Canada to William Roy Thompson and Ada Ott Thompson. John was the youngest of six children. When John was young, the family moved west, first to Vancouver, then to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He graduated from Victoria High School and attended University of Victoria and St. Mary's College in Moraga, California.

Looking to live the California Dream, John moved his young family to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1961, being transferred by the Canadian Bank of Commerce to their San Francisco branch. He later accepted a Bank Manager position with Crocker Anglo National Bank, and moved to Yuba City. In that roll, he helped many physicians finance their private practices and became their go-to banker. The board of directors at Fremont Hospital voted to hire him as their administrator, the beginning of a new career in which he helped improve hospital management in many California towns, starting with Yuba City & then Marysville. He later served as president of the California Hospital Association.

After retiring from hospital administration, John became a commercial real estate broker working mainly along the I-80 corridor between San Francisco and Sacramento.

Most importantly of all, he was a great Dad who loved us unconditionally. He was forever kind and generous and taught us these values by example.

In 1980, John married Maureen, the love of his life. Their favorite moments together were Mendocino Coast getaways, and being with their combined six children, their children's spouses, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. John is survived by his wife, Maureen, his daughter, Kathleen & his two sons, Andrew & John.

A celebration of John's life will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 1:00pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 275 E. Spain Street in Sonoma.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Apr. 21 to Apr. 24, 2015
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