THOMPSON, Delphine - It is with great sadness that the family of Delphine Thompson announce her passing.
Delphine “Del” Thompson was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Delphine passed away peacefully with her family at her side in the Lakeridge Health Oshawa palliative care unit on December 19, 2022.
She was born to Walter and Natalie Harmer on September 19, 1941. After graduating from high school Delphine met and married Frederick Thompson on June 2, 1962 and together they raised two daughters.
Delphine enjoyed gardening and created beautiful gardens that surrounded her home. She loved to dance, from a polka with a cousin to ballroom dancing with her husband Fred, she always left a lasting impression on the dance floor. She was a loving mother who attended field trips with her children and canvassed annually for the Lung Association. Delphine was an active member of Saint George’s church, a member of the St. Bede’s group and she found great comfort in her faith.
Delphine was preceded in death by her father Walter and mother Natalie Harmer. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred Thompson, her daughters Justine Thompson-Clarkin and Erin Hainey, granddaughter Hope Clarkin, grandson Liam Hainey, sister Barbara and brother-in-law Paul Widdifield, brother Walter Harmer and his partner Maureen Lamont.
At Delphine’s request, in her final wishes, there will be no memorial service or funeral by her immediate family.
She wished to be remembered as she was in life - a loving mother, unselfish friend and a cherished wife. She will be forever loved and missed.