THOMPSON, Gordon 1941 – 2015
Gordon Wallace Thompson of Langley, formerly of Tsawwassen, BC, passed away on February 15, 2015 at the age of 74, following a brief battle with cancer. As a young man, Gordon graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School in 1958, worked for his father in his welding business and later began his long standing career with Cominco Inc. Gordon married Donna Adrienne Stevens in 1962 in Vancouver. They moved to Richmond B.C. in 1964 and remained there until their move to Tsawwassen in 1990. In 2014, Gordon and Donna moved to Avalon Gardens in Langley, BC to be closer to family. Gordon served as a volunteer throughout his life, beginning as a Scout leader, starting the 9th Richmond Cub pack, in the 1970’s and in the 90’s with the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. Gordon was an avid rugby player and skier in his youth. He shared his love of skiing with his children and together as a family they enjoyed many family ski trips throughout the Pacific Northwest. Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Donna, his son Steve, daughter-in-law Jane, his daughter Lynette Finstad, son-in-law Lee, grandchildren, Graeme Thompson, Bradley Thompson, Taylor Kleinknecht (Darcy), and Casey Finstad. Also surviving Gordon is his sister Patricia Cook (David) of Comox, nieces Barbara and Deborah, sister-in-law and brother- n-law Lynne and Ian Davis, niece Leanne Williams (Scott) and nephew Aaron Davis (Kathy). Gordon was predeceased by his parents, Thelma and Clifford Thompson and In-laws, Evelyn and Rick Stevens. A special thank you to the staff of Avalon Gardens, Murrayville Pharmasave Langley Memorial Hospital, and in particular, Dr. M. Fagan, Dr. Wong, the Emergency Room department of LMH, and the staff of 4 South. You were all instrumental in providing compassionate end of life care to Gordon. A Celebration of Life for Gordon will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00am at Delta Funeral Home, 5329 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner, BC, with a Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, Charitable Society, P.O. Box 1405, Delta B.C. V4M 3Y8, would be appreciated. Delta Funeral Home (604) 946-6040.