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Heather Noel Thompson

December 13, 1968February 2, 2011

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. — Heather Noel Thompson, 42, formerly of Lisbon, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 2, after nearly an eight-year-long battle with breast cancer.

She was born in Memphis, Tenn., Dec, 13, 1968, the daughter of Jim and Brenda Thompson of Lisbon. She attended Lisbon schools beginning in fourth-grade and graduated from Lisbon High School in 1987. Following high school, she attended Syracuse University and majored in mechanical engineering. Upon completion of her education, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she began a lengthy and successful career as a project manager/producer in the video game industry.

On April 1, 2006, she married her then partner of 10 years, Andre Emerson, formerly of Detroit, Mich. They resided in their home in Marina Del Rey, Calif., with their family of six adopted/rescued cats.

One of Heather’s greatest satisfactions in life was rescuing and rehabilitating cats who then became part of her ever growing feline family, with up to six at one point. Other passions of hers were traveling, attending concerts and listening to music. After her initial diagnosis of cancer, she traveled extensively to places such as Hawaii, where she swam with rays, Alaska, where she saw orcas, bears and petted sled dogs, Florida, where she swam with dolphins, Paris, France, where she admired great artist’s work at the Louvre Museum and to Tokyo, Japan, on business. Her interest in music ranged from Bob Marley to Nine Inch Nails, whom she saw in concert along with many, many other musical artists.

She is survived by her soul-mate and husband, Andre Emerson of Marina Del Rey, Calif.; her father and mother, Jim and Brenda Thompson of Lisbon; her brother, Dain Stephens and his partner, Jennifer Manning, of Los Angeles, Calif.; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her beloved cats, Buddy and Fidget.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, February 12, 2011

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Alfreda Fournier

February 12, 2011

From many miles away I send my deepest condolences for your great loss. I am so sorry I couldn't be physically present to wrap my arms around each of you and tell you all in person how very saddened I am to see such a beautiful, vibrant, intelligent, young woman depart from this earth so soon. I first met Heather when your family moved to Lisbon and I was then teaching at LES and Heather a student there. Brenda, you and I have been best of friends ever since. I hope it comforts you to know Heather was with me in spirit today as I watched a beautiful sunset on the Florida beach. Pelicans dove for fish. Sandpipers skittered across the shoreline looking for tiny creatures to eat. People gathered to witness the setting of the sun on this, Heather's memorial day. This would indeed have been "Heather Country", a place she would have enjoyed. Her spirit was on that beach with me and the creatures she loved so well. That is the way I'll always remember her.

Melanie Koza McDonald

February 12, 2011

Heather was someone who was always true to herself, and had the same expectations of others. She was a true friend and I have many wonderful and fun-filled memories of our times together. Who thought math meets would be fun? My heartfelt sympathies go out to her family, and to all of us who knew Heather.

Richard Gadway, Sr

February 12, 2011

My deepest sympathies to you Jim and your family at this difficult time. Jim as you may know I lost my daughter Jolyne a little over 6 years ago and it has been the most pain I have ever suffered in this lifetime. Sadly I never had the opportunity to meet Heather, but knowing you I am sure she was a loving, caring and soulful person.
P.S. THE POKER CREW will be donating a check in Heathers' name to the Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

Ron Hood

February 12, 2011

My sympathies go out to everyone who was warmed by the soulful light of Heather.

When we invite people into our lives they become a part of us. While I did not know Heather personally, I felt her energy through the love her mother had for her.

While it is sad to grieve the loss of this amazing young woman, all the memories you all hold will collectively keep her spiritually alive inside of each of you.

Never forget, always share, and you will find Heather has never really left you.

Kelly Middleton

February 11, 2011

Heather was a true friend and words can not express the loss. My heart goes out to Jim, Brenda, Dain, and Andre. They were there with her through it all and I know how much it meant to her. She will be missed.

Mary Graziano

February 11, 2011

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. "

mark schneider

February 11, 2011

I had the honor of sitting next to her through many years of school in Lisbon. She was a great person to know. She gave me some great advice about life considering i was never in the jock catagory, that i still use in today's world. Her smile was big just like her cares for her fellow classmates. Heather enjoy life with the big guy now and bring that happy go lucky attitude with you.

Specialist Mark Schneider
US Army

Debbie Galarneau

February 10, 2011

We were very lucky to have known Heather when she was growing up and becoming such a special young woman. Our son and she were close to the same age, and were Marina pals during summers at Great Island.
Heather worked part time for me at the Maine Mall Phonecenter as a student. She easily fit into the group, and became a favorite. I recall marveling at Heather's ability to be a pal and at the same time, a "mother", to coworkers who were older than she. People were drawn to Heather.
Heather has always seemed to know what path she should take, even when choices were unexpected. It's as though she had wisdom and a sense of purpose which most of us don't possess.
Our hearts go out to Jim and Brenda, Dain and Andre, and all those who love and miss her so much. It is hard to understand why the last part of her journey here on earth was so difficult. But I feel certain that Heather was focused on doing what she could to ease the pain of her loved ones, and preparing herself for the next part of the journey.
Heather, may the beauty and light which you brought with you into this world, follow you upon your new path; and may your steps be light as air. We love you.
Debbie and Preston

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY