David Rae Thompson
April 3, 1947 – Oct. 12, 2013
It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of David Thompson in Nanaimo, BC on Sat., Oct. 12, 2013.
David was a devoted and loving husband to Sandra (nee Millikin), and proud father of Adam (Jaymie), Jason (Lisa), and Derek, who passed away in 2010. He was extremely proud of all his grandchildren, sharing many happy, loving times with Jesse, Brody, Charli, and Cole.
David was born to Claude and Mable Thompson of Metcalfe. He was the beloved brother of Donna (Bill), Ruth (Ken), Bruce (Dianna), Brent (Kim), and Claudia (Robert). He was loved by his extended Millikin family: Lou (Ron), Hugh (Sara), and Rhonda (Peter). He will also be remembered by many nieces, nephews, and friends in Ontario and British Columbia.
David enjoyed a wonderful career starting with Ontario Hydro in 1971, then North Bay Hydro, and finally Nepean Hydro, where he retired as manager of operational distribution in 2002. He and Sandra left Ontario and retired to Vancouver Island, where David began his own company, Paint By Numbers Services. He enjoyed travelling, camping, hiking, kayaking, and always found a job or task to do wherever or whoever he was visiting.
He will always be remembered for being a loving husband, for his bigger-than-life smile, and for having a generous heart, always considering the needs of others before his own.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 pm on Sat., Nov. 2 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4235 Departure Bay Rd., Nanaimo, BC.
Many thanks to the staff at NRGH, Drs. King, Kingston, Lang, and Denegri, for the support received from doctors in Vancouver and Victoria, and his family doctor, Dr. Stephanie Steel. Your efforts enabled David to enjoy those last precious days.
Donations, in memory of David, may be made to the Nanaimo St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Outreach and Mission.
The arrangements are entrusted to Sands Funeral Chapel in Nanaimo, BC (250-753-2032)