Robert (Jim) Thomson

 

In the early morning hours of December 6, 2017, Jim Thomson passed from this life as quietly as he lived it.

Jim was born in Regina Saskatchewan on March 7, 1941.  He came to Kenora in 1969 to spend Christmas with relatives and decided to stay awhile.  He got a job at Hansen’s IGA and then went to Safeway in 1972.  After his retirement in 2001, he went to work part time at home hardware.  He thoroughly enjoyed his 10 years there until ill health forced him to stop working.

Jim was a long time member of the Keewatin legion and enjoyed working at the Sunday breakfasts.  He was always willing to help anyone and passed that legacy to his sons.

He was pre deceased by his parents, John and Jean Thomson and an infant son.  He is survived by Darlene, his wife of 45 years, two sons Brian (Neva) and Blake and twin granddaughters Mackenzie and Madison.  Although, he didn't often show it, he was very proud of his children and grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place.

There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the form of a come and go tea in the Common Room of Park Place from 12 to 3 pm on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

The family would like to thank Dr. Shannon Wiebe for her wonderful care over the last several years, the 3rd floor nurses, especially Stacey, who was there for me at the end, and all the nurses at the INR clinic.

Donations will be gratefully received to heart and stroke or St. Andrews United church memorial fund.

"If you will remember me occasionally I would like that, but no mourning please.  Death in old age is a solution not a tragedy."

Alcock Funeral Home & Cremation Services (Highway 17 West Keewatin) in care of arrangements, 547-6000.