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Alfred Cameron "Cam" Thompson

THOMPSON, Alfred Cameron "Cam" - Cameron Thompson passed away peacefully on the clear, star-filled evening of August 22, 2015. Husband to Laurie for 39 years, she was the love of his life since the age of 16 and partner in a lifetime of adventure. They met and married in Alberta, and then raised their family in Kingston, Ontario - calling both home. Cam was a loving father to David, Melanie and Heather. He supported their dreams, nurtured their interests, and filled their lives with incredible experiences. He was a true family man and provided in every way possible, always seeking to satisfy their needs before his own. Cam was raised in Calgary. He displayed an entrepreneurial mind and a passion for science and electronics from a young age. He studied Computer Science at the University of Calgary and Electrical Engineering (Masters) at Queen's University. He was President and CEO of Andyne Computing, and was more recently self-employed as the inventor of a specialized microprocessor. Cam was an avid outdoorsman who spent many happy days in the mountains or on the water. He was a mountain climber, downhill skier, cross-country skier, hockey player, sailor, windsurfer, wakeboarder, rower, hiker and cyclist. He was accomplished, but drew profound joy from opportunities to mentor and teach others. He was forever learning, with an insatiable appetite for knowledge. For 59 years, Cam lived a life of adventure, laughter, and enthusiasm. His last months were spent living courageously with cancer, during which time his resilience and positive spirit amazed us all. His intellect and inquisitive mind were strong throughout. Cam is survived by his wife and best friend Laurie; his children David (Gwyn), Melanie (Jake) and Heather (Matt); his granddaughters Nora and Audrey; his parents Herbert and Greta Thompson of Calgary; his sisters Louise (Lane), Valerie (Nick) and Trish (Jim) of Calgary; his brother Scott (Sandy) of Ottawa; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends all over the world. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015, at 1pm at the Isabel Bader Centre in Kingston, Ontario. A private interment ceremony will be held in Canmore, Alberta at a later date. In Cam's memory, and in honour of a lifelong commitment to giving back to his community, the family have selected a number of causes in both Kingston and the Bow Valley region that were close to his heart. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made through the Cameron Thompson Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area. 12967681
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Posted by David Short (Business Associate) On Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Laurie, I am so sad for the loss to you and your family. I did not know Cam well when I first approached him with plans for a new business venture. He was one of the few people in Kingston to say "What can we do to make this work," and became a force in pushing it forward. For his enthusiasm and insightful support for my fledgling project I will remember Cam fondly. His spirit was, and continues to be, an inspiration.
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Posted by Brett Lockerbie (Friend) On Saturday, September 5, 2015
My wife Laurie and I met Cam and Laurie at Pre-Natal classes back in 1981 at SLC in Kingston. This couple were always gracious and giving of their time and of their home when we got together as a group to celebrate our newborns. Although Cam was extremely successful in business, he always seemed to demonstrate humility and a willingness to be a friend with those who were much less fortunate. Our deepest condolences to Laurie and their family.
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Posted by Ismahen Kangles (Friend) On Monday, August 31, 2015
Words alone can not express my sorrow for your loss.The obituary is a wonderful tribute to Cam's life and legacy. May your memories bring you strength and comfort in the days to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Ismahen Kangles
Gratitude and sadness
Posted by Kerry Surman (Colleague) On Monday, August 31, 2015
Cam gave me and many others a start in the technology industry, and he built a company that was a family to many of us. As a result, I frequently refer in class to Cam and to Andyne as a model of caring excellence -- and I will continue to do so. My prayers are with you all.
Heartfelt condolences and memories
Posted by Glenn MacEwen (Friend and business colleague) On Sunday, August 30, 2015
Our most sincere thoughts go out to Laurie and family in this difficult time. For me, Cam had many sides beyond the exciting days at Andyne, when Cam provided leadership with energy and personal connection. I particularly remember sailing with him in my boat Muffin in races on the lake.

We will continue to think about you.

Glenn and Eva


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