Nickerson Funeral Home

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M. Kay Thomson

July 18, 1943January 16, 2014

M. Kay Thomson, age 70, died at home on Thursday, January 16, 2014 after a prolonged illness surrounded by her family.

Born July 18, 1943 in Derby England. She retired to Cape Cod in 2002, with her beloved husband Haskell, after serving as the Vice President of Development and Alumni Affairs for Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH.

Survivors include her husband, Haskell Thomson, and their amalgamated family of five children and ten grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham, MA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and should be mailed to VNA Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D-3, South Dennis, MA 02660 OR memorials to St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633.


M. Kay Thomson

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Gretchen Archambault

February 26, 2014

Dear Haskell,
. I was so very sorry to hear of Kays passing. Whenever you both walked into the beacon room it always brightened my day to see your warm smiles. I always enjoyed being your waitress and I miss seeing you both. Kay was a delight and I am sure you and your family will miss her so much. I send you a big hug. Gretchen

Dale Preston

February 1, 2014

Kay was a wonderful person. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. Peace be with you. - Dale Preston, Oberlin.

January 27, 2014

Dear Haskell - Daniel and I send our sincere condolences and sympathies. Sending warm thoughts from your Oberlin family. -Ellen Sayles and Daniel Gardner

Chester Andrews

January 26, 2014

Dear Haskell,

Sorry for your loss. Debbie and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
-Chester Andrews.

January 24, 2014

Dear Haskell, I'm so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Jennifer Cline
Assoc.Registrar,Oberlin College

John Bucher

January 24, 2014

I offer my sincere sympathies to Haskell and family. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kay as a colleague at Oberlin College.

Sheila Garry

January 23, 2014

Dear Haskell,
Although I only met Kay once, I could see her thirst for knowledge , inquisitiveness, and how much you meant to each other. I wish I had met you both sooner. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

The Staff of Nickerson Funeral Home

January 17, 2014

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.