THOMPSON, Dr. Christopher John Dr. Christopher J. Thompson, 75, passed away peacefully in the early hours of December 26, 2017 in Montreal, QC. Chris was a scientist, an innovator, an enthusiast of the outdoors and of travel, and most importantly, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, on June 10, 1942 to Richard and Hypatia Thompson, Chris left for Canada in 1966 after graduating from Otago University with a MSc. in physics. The majority of his prolific career was spent at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University. In 1987 he obtained his Doctorate of Science. He is the recipient of the Edward J. Hoffman Imaging Scientist Award from the IEEE and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists' Gold Medal for his professional contributions. Since his retirement in 2007, when he wasn't working in his home lab continuing to learn and innovate, he spent his time traveling the world with his wife Nicole, hiking with friends, and spending quality time with his children, grandchildren, and extended family. He leaves his wife of 47 years, Nicole (Verrette); his 4 children, Philippe (Genevieve), Amanda (Stephen), Marc (Noora), and Charles (Kelly); his 7 grandchildren, Laurence, Evelyne, James, Elsa, Daisy, Johnny, and Alma; his brothers Kevin (Susan) and Jack (Margaret); his many Verrette and Thompson in-laws, nieces and nephews, friends, and colleagues. Visitation and Funeral for Chris will be held at: Centre funéraire Côte-Des-Neiges, 4525 chemin de la Côte-Des-Neiges Montréal, QC. Visitation hours: Friday, January 19: 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, January 20: 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. A mass will be celebrated at the funeral home chapel at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 20. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital foundation in memory of Christopher Thompson. Online: http://www.mcgill.ca/neuro/donate
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