Marjorie Thompson, a lifetime resident of the Chesterville area, passed away at Dundas Manor in Winchester on Tues., Dec. 30, 2014. She was 87.
Marjorie was born in Winchester on Aug. 5, 1927 to her parents, Clifford and Rachel Summers (nee Johnston).
Following high school, she became a teacher, and it was during her tenure at Gordonville school that she met Mac Thompson whom she eventually married on July 5, 1947. Together they had four children: Linda, Sheila, Ronald, and Donald.
After Mac built a herd of 17 cows, they purchased a farm on Coulthart Road where they lived until their health problems forced them to move to Dundas Manor.
Marjorie was a talented musician. She played the organ at the Morewood United Church for more than 30 years, and she played the piano in several local bands with such musicians as Roma McMillan. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who always put her family’s needs ahead of her own. She loved spending time with her family at the cottage on the St. Lawrence River. She was a great cook, and she loved to watch hockey, animal shows, and the news on television. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports, especially hockey.
Marjorie will be fondly remembered by her family for the pride she took in her appearance and the courage and perseverance that she displayed during the later years of her life as her health declined.
Marjorie will be fondly remembered by her children, Linda Warner (Ken) of Maitland, and Don Thompson (Mary) of RR #3 Chesterville. Her grandchildren, Ryan Thompson (Laura), Michael Thompson (Courtney), Dale Coulthart (Pam), and David Coulthart, and her great-grandchildren, Brandon, Nicholas, Emma, Kaylen, Hunter, and Halle were a source of constant delight and pride to her. She was predeceased by her husband, her infant daughter, Sheila, her son, Ronald, her grandson, Christopher Thompson, and her brother, Lester Summers. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Chesterville, on Fri., Jan 2 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, and Sat., Jan. 3 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am, which was conducted by Rev. Debbie Poirier. Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers were Dale Coulthart, David Coulthart, Ryan Thompson, Michael Thompson, Brandon Coulthart, and Nicholas Coulthart.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or Dundas Manor would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.marsdenmclaughlin.com.