OBITUARY

Walter Thompson

July 31, 1938October 1, 2021
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Walter Thompson passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on October 1st 2021 at the age of 83. He fought a courageous battle with cancer but never let that dull his spirit, his love for life or take away his awesome sense of humor.

Walter lost his father at 16, and being the oldest he took on the role of caretaker to his brothers and sisters. According to them he took that "very" seriously. Meaning they didn’t get away with much. He was "their rock", and he cherished that role too.

He started out as a scaler at Fraser', and when Flemming & Gibson recruited him, he moved to Edmundston with his family. He then transferred to Juniper, where he worked for years, until Irving came calling, and he uprooted again, becoming a woodland superintendent in Sussex for many years. He retired earlier than he would've liked due to health reasons and eventually moved to Campbellton, too his roots, where he reconnected with Leta. They soon became inseparable. She was his everything and he loved her to pieces, and she loved him right back. She was by his side until the very end, just like they both wanted.

Walter had a great love for outdoors. He loved his community, he had a insatiable appetite for reading, and he loved the Campbellton Tigers. He was an active member of his church, spirtual volunteer at the hospital and was a long time member of the lions club.

Walter never had a bad word to say about anyone, and all you had to do was mention his name for people to sing his praises. He was loved by all who knew him.

Aside from being survived by his loving wife Leta, he leaves behind his daughter Kim (Harold) and his son Owen. Step children Shelly (Ken), Sharon (John). His siblings Don (Sandra), Malcolm (Francine), Sandra (Joe-deceased) and Gordon (Bell). He was predeceased by his parents, Freeman and Isobel, and infant sister Reba, brothers Keith, Terry, Richard and sister Sharon. His daughter Tracey and son Blaine. Stepsons Danny and Rick and grandson Kyle.

He will also be greatly missed by his 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, his many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. The world will be a little less bright without him. He was a special light with a very strong faith. He is now home, resting in the arms of Jesus.

Funeral services will be held at Christ Church in Campbellton on Tuesday October 5th 2021 at 2:00pm, viewing at 1:00pm.

To attend the funeral, proof of double vaccinations with identification card as well as masks will be mandatory.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Church or charity of choice would be appreciated from the family.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Campbellton. (506)789-1699 or toll free (855) 404-1699 email: maher.fh@nb.aibn.com

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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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Terry and Darlene Pollock

October 15, 2021

Terry and I were saddened to hear of Walter’s passing.Our sincere condolences are extended to all of his family members.Thinking of Gordon,Don,and Malcolm at this time .

Terry and Darlene

Gail Bujold

October 10, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss Leta! My sincere sympathy to you and all the family!

garry & lynn doucet

October 10, 2021

Leta

Lynn and I are sending our deepest sympathy to you and your family on our friend Walter's passing .

Elaine Martin

October 9, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Walter! 😢 Deepest sympathies to all the family! ❤️

Elaine & Stephane Beaulieu

Gordon & Mona Harris

October 8, 2021

Leta,
Gordie & I are sending our heart felt sympathy to you and your family on Walter's passing.

Charlotte Lyons

October 7, 2021

My Deepest Sympathy to Leta and all the Thompson family!! Walter always had a smile and a very caring and kind man. Hugs to all.

Charlotte Lyons

Dale Hogan (Irvine)

October 5, 2021

My heart goes out to Walter's family and friends. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Ken Irvine

October 4, 2021

Such a great loss to us all. Rest in peace Walter.
Our deepest condolences to all the Thompson family.
Ken Irvine and Tom Simpson

Faye MacNaughton

October 4, 2021

Extending Sincere Sympathy to Walter’s Family . May He Rest In Peace , 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Linda Bain

October 4, 2021

My sincere condolences to Leta and all the Thompson family. Walter was a kind and gentle soul with a great faith. He will surely be missed by many. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time.
Linda Bain

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