Hugh Thompson

Hugh Edward Thompson

March 8, 1923 - August 6, 2020
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Hugh Edward Thompson

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our father on August 6, 2020 at 97 years of age. Beloved husband of 60 years to the late Joy (2015). Loving and devoted father to Ian (Mary), Keith (Anna) and the late Kathryn (1963). Cherished Grandad to Courtney, Trevor, Eric and Michael. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Winnifred. Dear brother to Joan (late Bert) Vickers, predeceased by Kay, Margaret, Mae, Roy and Marie. Survived by brother-in-law Gord (late Barb) Campbell. Will be fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.

Born and raised in Toronto, Dad graduated first in his class at The University of Toronto (Chemical Engineering), and played varsity soccer for U of T. During WW2 Dad served as a CANLOAN officer (Canadian officer on loan to The British Army) serving in The Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France.

Dad was well respected by those who knew him. His strong determination, loyalty, compassionate heart, wise counsel, and quick wit were traits admired by those he encountered along his journey.

He was a man of integrity which served him well, as a husband, father, grandfather, friend, officer in WW2, and a successful career at Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Special thanks to Dr. Jeff Price and Huron Lodge, especially the Maple team. If you so desire, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society would be appreciated by the family.

On Monday reservations and personal face coverings are required to attend visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. as well as to attend the Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. at Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor, 519-969-5841.
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  • Visitation

    Monday August 10, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Monday August 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Families First - South Windsor
    3260 Dougall Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday August 10, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday August 10, 2020 10:00am
    Families First - South Windsor
    3260 Dougall Ave
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    If you are unable to attend the funeral service, please feel free to join us from your home with the livestream link.


Donations are being accepted for: ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF WINDSOR AND ESSEX COUNTY.


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Ivo Spadotto

Posted at 05:27pm
Sincere condolences to Keith and the Thompson family.

Ivo and Shirley Spadotto

Barry Hogan

Posted at 02:16pm
Sincere condolences to Ian, Keith, and families. Sue and I are very sorry to hear of Hugh's passing, we remember him fondly and know how large a role he played in your lives. I recall many friendly chats in your family room with Hugh and Joy, and I understand how difficult it is to lose a parent. I hope you will all be comforted by the many fond memories you have of your dad (and mom), and that you can take some solace in knowing you had more time with him than most; 97 years is an amazing lifespan. I know my dad enjoyed and respected your dad from his Hiram Walker days. Hugh was a kind, intelligent, thoughtful man, and I see many of those traits in the both of you. Take good care, we wish you comfort as you mourn the loss of Hugh.
Sincerely, Sue and Barry Hogan, North Vancouver.

Paul Morra

Posted at 07:37am
I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your father Ian. I know from the manner in which you spoke he was a great influence on your life. I mentioned to my wife Inge (whom as you know was born in Holland) that he was on the ground in Europe in WWII and was one of the young Canadian man whom liberated her country. She wanted me to pass along her condolensces as well as thanks for his service.


al fleming

Posted at 06:58pm
With condolences to Keith and the Thompson family
Hugh, I think, must be the last or one of the last of the old guard at Hiram Walker. To me, his work there was a bit like knew your were in "good hands". We were not going to run out of Canadian Club or Ballantine's on Hugh's watch! I found your Dad always had a friendly smile and a patient approach to explaining things.
Again, condolences and I regret I am unable to attend tomorrow.
Regards Al Fleming.

Leigh Comartin

Posted at 12:52pm
For Ian and entire Thompson family

Sorry to learn of your fathers recent passing. Will be thinking and praying for your family during this sorrowful time. God bless.

Leigh Comartin


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