OBITUARY

Donald Stuart Thompson

19 December, 193015 March, 2021

After a long good bye, Donald Thompson passed away peacefully at Harmony Hills, Scarborough, on Monday, March 15, 2021. He has now joined his brother and sister, and others who have gone before him. Don is survived by his wife Marianne Thompson. He loved music, and especially loved playing the drums and spending time playing darts at the local legion. Don was a kind and gentle man who was loved by many.

We invite you to join us for a celebration of life on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 for a zoom visitation any time between 1:15 and 2:00 pm and/or the funeral at 2:00 pm. If you would like to join the zoom visitation (you can say hello for a few minutes – or stay awhile), please email Gail Elliot at gail.elliot@dementiability.com and Gail will send the zoom link.

If you would like to attend the funeral, log into the funeral home’s website at at 2:00 pm and the funeral will be streamed live.

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Ken Hume

24 March 2021

Don,
band practise will never be the same without you,I had so many laughs with you especially when I would tease you about not staying in time with the music or shouting out loud where can we find someone who can play the base drum you knew right away who it was he would laugh and say is that you Ken you animal his laugh was contagious and very enjoyable
Don if there is a band up there I know they will accept you with open arms be sure to keep a spot for the rest of us my friend.
God Bless
Ken.

Betty Johnson

24 March 2021

Don was such a nice person. I will miss him.

Trina Rogers

24 March 2021

Our “Uncle Don” had a spirit in him like no other. Watching him play that bass drum during band practices or Christmas celebrations at the legion was truly a sight to see. He was so happy to be part of celebrations and performances. We are deeply saddened to lose Don. He will be missed by us all. From the Rogers family: Victoria, Marcella, Derek, Trina, Kylie, Hayley and Gabriela.

Jimmy Birtwell

23 March 2021

As a member of the Derry Flute Band, I remember hearing lots of wonderful things about Don, and had the chance to meet him a few times. I remember how much of a gentle soul he was when I got to see him. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing and I extend my deepest condolences to his entire family.

-OCdt Jimmy Birtwell, Canadian Armed Forces

Laura McArthur

23 March 2021

Don volunteered his time with the Derry Flute Band as our bass drummer for practices (pre-COVID). He had a great sense of humour and brought smiles, jokes and laughter to our group.

He was kind, gentle and easy to chat with. Don was patient during practice while we stopped and started our pieces in order to get them just right. We would joke that he was "sleeping on the job" while he waited for us to start up again, he always had a funny comeback and a laugh.

We were lucky to have the chance to get to know him and spend time with him. He will be missed.

Sheila Clarke

22 March 2021

Don was a regular dart player at br10 Todmorden legion on Tuesday nights for many years until he could no longer play darts due to his lack of balance. Don continued to come out on Tuesday night darts as a cheerleader. Silvano and Sheila enjoyed Don's company at the legion. Don loved to talk to the members when he came out and enjoyed his wine and some food from the bar.

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