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James Wark Thomson

October 3, 1930 - November 13, 2016


He was the youngest of  five children born
to parents Alexander and Marion  Thomson at
Lessemock Cottages, District of Ochiltree, County
of Ayr, Scotland.
At the age of 14 he entered a 5 year apprenticeship
as an Agricultural Implement Fitter on August 10,
1945 and left January 9, 1949 to join H.M. Forces
and served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers until
his services were no longer required on voluntary
enlistment into the Territorial Army and discharged
August 4, 1950.
He married Janette Forsyth Eaglesham March
28, 1952 at  The Manse, Kirkoswald with whom
he remained married to for 63 years until he was
predeceased by her on April 18, 2015.
He immigrated to Canada April 4, 1960 and was
later joined by his wife and three children Catherine,
Ian, and Maureen on June 9, 1960.  The family lived
in Salmo for 2 years moving to Crescent Valley in
1962 where he farmed and operated tugboats until
his retirement. In 2012, he moved to Lakeview
Village with Janette and after she passed he moved
to Jubilee Manor where he passed.
He is survived by his daughters Catherine
and Maureen, son Ian, 3 grandaughters Kristi,
Heather, Jennifer, 1 grandson Danny, and 7 great
Cremation has taken place.  There will be no
services by his request.


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From: Josephine Bourgeois
Relation: Friend

Maureen, after talking to you, I checked online obituary again. Since it was not in, I phoned Thompsons and they corrected it.
Your dad was quite a fisherman and camper. Joe and I camped at Woodbury for a couple days a year and always looked up your parents down by the lake. They were always gracious and welcoming. Your dad took Joe out on his boat but had no luck fishing except he enjoyed the outing..

Freda Dowes and I were at Lakeside Park last summer when Ian and dad were out for a walk. They stopped and sat on the bench with us and caught up on memories.

May he Rest in Peace.



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