Donald James THOMPSON
1934 - 2021
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Donald passed away in his 87th year at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Tuesday, June 15th. He was born in Cobourg, ON., on October 31, 1934. Predeceased by his parents James and Hazel Thompson, sister Evelyn Foley, and brother, Maurice. He leaves to mourn his wife Grace of nearly 60 years. Beloved father of Robin and Scott (Adina). Much loved grandfather of Gregory (Keely), Ashley, Kendra and Jillian. Will be missed by his many nephews and nieces. He attended North Simcoe Public School, O.C.V.I and Oshawa Business College. He retired from A&P in 1991. Don was a scout leader for over 40 years. He was a member of Faith United Church and cherished his time in the choir. Don loved spending time at the cottage on Lake Simcoe where so many wonderful memories were made. He enjoyed his home, gardening, and especially decorating for Halloween, but most memorable at Christmas. We used to tease him that the house could be seen from space. Donald was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in October 2019. In May of this year, he was diagnosed with esophagus cancer. His suffering was blessedly short and his passing peaceful. We are grateful for the excellent care he received while in the hospital. Cremation has taken place and a private family internment will be held later. A celebration of Donald's life will be held in the fall. Donations to Lakeridge Health Oshawa or The Alzheimer's Society would be greatly appreciated.

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Published in Durham Region News on Jun. 21, 2021.
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June 27, 2021
Don Thompson, was my cub and scout master. I know for a fact that the efforts put forward by this man did so much to turn my life towards the good in this world. Don, your energies and efforts directly influenced my life, in such a way, that I somehow averted so many bad times experiences and just plain bad choices, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Don you helped me so much learn about making decisions based on the right thing to do, and not what was always best for me. You turned my life around and so much for the better. God bless you, your family and friends Don Thompson and thank you so much for being a positive caring role model for me to aspire too.
Thank you Akeila
Sincerely
Stephen D. Hanna
Oshawa 12’th District Boy Scouts
Stephen Hanna
June 25, 2021
Our family will miss Uncle Don. We have many good memories of him. He was able to look after Conor, host wonderful Christmas parties and play a mean game of euchre. Just to name a few! So sorry for your loss.
Joanne kennedy
June 24, 2021
To Grace, Robin, Scott & Family: We were so sorry to hear that Don had passed away. We have so many fond memories of our times together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Eleanor & Morley Davidson
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