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January 9, 1948 - November 5, 2012
Vera Thompson of Calgary passed away, surrounded by her family, on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the age of 64 years. Vera was born in Northern Ireland and immigrated to Canada in 1972. She worked for Calgary Co-op for twenty-five years, retiring in 2006. Vera is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Kevin Evens; two sisters Roberta Hill and Marguerite Johnston; a brother Harry Johnston and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Thomas and Harriet Johnston, her husband Richard "Roy" Thompson. A Celebration of Vera's Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 - 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 (Telephone 1-866-412-4222. www.albertacancer.ca/ memorial). In living memory of Vera Thompson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2012