THOMPSON, John Charles - (August 21, 1925 - January 14, 2019) - It is with great sadness that we announce John’s sudden passing on January 14, 2019, in his 94th year.
He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Marnie (nee Wilson). John was born in Toronto to George and Alice Thompson (nee Larlham).
John attended Earl Haig High School where he met his only love of his life, Marnie. He completed Officers Training during the war and then went on to study Engineering at the University of Toronto. John was an engineer with his only employer, Canadian International Paper where he enjoyed many promotions and stations in cities across Quebec and Ontario.
John and Marnie enjoyed a wonderful retirement full of travelling to Europe, golfing and socializing at the Burlington Golf and Country Club and spending many winters in Hilton Head with their many close friends.
John will be remembered lovingly by his son John (Arlene) and daughter Diane Arrell (Harrison) grandchildren Melissa (Ben), Jason (Heather), Heather (Peter), Michael, Andrew, and great grandchildren Sebastian, Adrianna, Edie , Chiara, Louis , Rachel, Mike and Marianna, William and Robert.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at La Salle Retirement Community for the exceptional care and support that enhanced John’s quality of life.
Visitation at Bay Gardens Funeral Home, 1010 Botanical Drive, Burlington on Friday, January 25th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. and a Celebration of Life will be held in the Chapel at the Funeral Home on Saturday, January 26th at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial.