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Kenneth Harold Thompson

THOMPSON, Kenneth Harold - We are sad to announce the passing of our father, Kenneth Harold Thompson on October 3, 2017, at the age of 89 years, formerly of Cedar Springs. He is survived by his daughters Sheila (Marty) Satchell and Nancy (Wes) Thompson; granddaughters Elizabeth (Brent) Rumble, Lydia Thompson and Holly Thompson; and great-grandchildren Reece and Levi Rumble. He is predeceased by his parents Archie & Dorothy (Lane) Thompson; infant sisters Edith (1926) and Lois (1930) and his beloved wife Helen (Kirkby) Thompson (1998). He is the last remaining family member of the Thompson and Lane first cousins. He farmed his entire life and was actively involved in many events & committees that involved agriculture, church and heritage concerns. He enjoyed meeting people and making a difference in his community. Ken was always armed with a smile and a camera. Over his lifetime he belonged to many different organizations; Junior Farmers, Federation of Agriculture, Chatham-Kent Drainage Board, Chairman of the International Plowing Match (1979), Blenheim Historical Society, and Cedar Springs United Church, to name a few. He was inducted into the Agricultural Hall of Fame (1990). Ken was a great story teller of local historical happenings and collected many interesting artifacts in his museum called "Times Gone By". Over the years, he enjoyed creating many different Christmas floats and displays which he took to local parades and displayed on his front lawn at the farm. Visitation will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park St., Blenheim on Friday October 6, 2017 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm. Cremation will follow with a private family interment in the Craford Cemetery. If desired, donations in the memory of Ken may be made to the St. Andrew's Foundation or the Chatham-Kent United Way. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com. We wish to thank the many caregivers at St. Andrew's Residence for their compassionate care and support for our family. McKINLAY FUNERAL HOME 141 Park St., Blenheim, Ontario 519-676-3451 13215383
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So sorry
Posted by Allison Fellner (SJA Therapy Dog member) On Sunday, October 8, 2017
It was always a delight to see amd visit with your dad during our therapy dog visits. Ken always had a warm smile and something interesting to share, whether it be photos, events or history. Funny how I always remember him saying that he was the unofficial official photographer for St. Andrews.

Truly, it was our pleasure to have known him.

Warmest regards,

Allison Fellner & Teddy

SJA Therapy Dogs of C-K

So sorry
Posted by Heather (Former St Andrews staff) On Thursday, October 5, 2017
Sheila and Nancy,

It was my pleasure to get to know your dad during my time at the residence. He was always an interesting character, with a great sense of humor. His collection of "old things" was always something i looked forward to, as well as his many MANY photo albums. He truely did capture just about everyone who walked through the doors. His pictures made me tear up at times, remembering residents we had lost. Thank you, for sharing him with us.

Thinking of you all,

Heather

Sheila and Nancy
Posted by Cathy Ramsdale (friend of family) On Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thinking of you at this time. Mom and I were just talking about your dad last night. We are sorry for your loss. Your dad was a kind man

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