Obituaries & Death Notices
THOMSON, John Harley
Published:Mar 16, 2016
Event Date:Mar 08, 2016
THOMSON, John Harley August 25, 1928 - March 8, 2016 Loving husband to Carmen (nee Vice), passed away peacefully in his 88th year after a long struggle, surrounded by his children, Leslie Potter, Shannon Hilton and Scott Thomson. Predeceased by his first daughter Shannon, his parents, William and Agnes and all of his siblings, Jim, Jessie, Nancy, Scott, Ina, Mary and Jenny. He will be cherished and missed by his family and is survived by Carmen, his children and their spouses Bob Potter, Alex Hilton and Silvia Vidas, his grandchildren Shawn and Casey (Jeni) Potter, Ryan (Aimee) and Trevor (Melike) Hilton, and Dilan (Maddy) and Sophia Thomson as well as his many nieces and nephews. Dad had a big heart and a joy for life and his family. He touched all of those he met in some way. After graduating from Queens in Engineering and marrying the love of his life Carmen, they moved to Hamilton where he worked at Stelco for his entire career, retiring in 1988. He was a devoted father and husband. In retirement he and mom travelled all over the world. He loved to sing and dance, make his wine, cook and share dinners with family and tell his many stories. Visitation will be held at Ryerson United Church , 265 Wilson Street East, Ancaster, on Saturday, March 26th from 1 until 2 p.m., followed by a Celebration of John's Life at 2 p.m. in the church. A special thanks to the wonderful people at the Emmanuel House Hospice who took such good care of dad in the last two weeks of his life and the palliative care team that came to his home before that. Donations in John's memory can be made to the Good Shepherd Society and Emmanuel House.
Category: Obituaries & Death Notices
Newspaper(s): Hamilton Spectator
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