Dwayne Douglas Thompson, born October 7, 1934 in the Village of Abbey, passed away September 8, 2022 in the City of Victoria, British Columbia.
Dad was born on the kitchen table in the middle of the Great Depression. As Dad would say, babies are about the only thing that germinated during the Depression. Following the Depression was World War II, so the first 11 years of his life were during tumultuous times.
After leaving high school, Dad took a job with Hugh Gas and was situated in Rosetown and Estevan. In the late '50s he took up employment with Robin Hood Flour, and in the late '50s started working for General Motors.
On June 6, 1959 Dad married the love of his life, Joyce Nason. Dad and mum settled in Regina, with Dad working for GM during the week and for Swede Johnson’s service station on weekends. In 1960 and 1962 Dad and Mum welcomed two children to the family – Douglas and Dallas.
In 1962 Dad and Mum moved back to Abbey.
Life in Abbey centred around family; working in the family business, supporting the Abbey Eagles hockey club; sitting with the local Board of Trade; setting up Boy Scouts through which young men would attend Boy Scout Jamborees at Buffalo Pound provincial park (Saskatchewan), Fort Smith (North West Territories), and Sooke (British Columbia); joining the local school board; joining the local school division board; joining the Abbey Kinsmen Club; on occasion acting as a lay preacher with the United Church; and entertaining hunters from across North America. Each summer and fall for the past 31 years, Dad and Mum would trek to Abbey to visit family and friends. Abbey was home. Abbey was Dad’s community.
Even though Dad had lived the last 32 years of his life in Victoria, in his heart he never left Abbey and always called Abbey home.
Dad leaves to mourn: his wife of 63 years Joyce Thompson (nee Nason); son Douglas, daughter-in-law Jaqui, and granddaughter Paige; daughter Dallas, son-in-law Frank Stevens, and granddaughters Sarah, Carley, and Emmy; brothers Eric (Cleo), Bob (Darlene) and Perry; sisters Doreen and Sharyl (Enos); sisters-in law Florene Carleton and Dorothy Galbraith; brothers-in-
law Bob Galbraith and Doug Murchie; numerous cousins across North America; in particular Guy Thompson, Ron Reid, Pat Steele, and Deb Mattson.
Dad, we will miss your whistle, the twinkle in your eye, and your comment, “tickety-boo.”
Ride easy, Dad.
The Service will be held October 1 at 2:30 pm at the Abbey United Church
Refreshments to follow at the ABC Centre
All are welcome!