C. Mac Thompson,
1925 to 2009
C. Mac Thompson passed away on Sun., Aug. 30, 2009 at the Dundas Manor. He was 83.
He was born in Russell in 1925 to Bernice Bilow and Cecil Thompson.
At the age of 14, after his mother passed away, he went to work at his uncle George Thompson’s farm at Gordonville, where he met his future wife, Marjorie Summers, who was boarding there while teaching at Gordonville School.
Mac and Marjorie were married on July 5, 1947. After building his herd of cattle to 17, in 1950 they purchased a farm on Coulthart Road, where they have resided since. Together, they had four children: Linda, Sheila Patricia (deceased), Ronnie (deceased), and Donnie.
Mac had a fondness for horses and always had several so he could enjoy driving them. He also bought cattle with F. C. McLennan from Lancaster. He wanted to make sure his love for farming was passed down, and Linda, Ronnie, and Donnie were all enrolled in 4-H dairy clubs. In 1969, Mac had the grand champion cow at the South Mountain Fair. He was always very proud of this accomplishment.
Mac enjoyed having a good time. He was a member of five music clubs and was sure to attend the Friday and Saturday-night dances. He kept going to these until he became ill in December of 2007.
He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife, Marjorie, as well as his children, Linda (Ken) Warner, and Donald (Mary) Thompson. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren, Ryan and Michael Thompson, Dale (Pam) Coulthart, and David Coulthart, as well as great-grandchildren Brandon and Nicholas Coulthart, and Emma and Kaylen Coulthart. He is survived by his brothers, Raymond (May) Thompson and Bevis (Gladys) Thompson, and sister Iris (Glen) Cunningham. He is also survived by his half-siblings, Joan (John) McLean, Lynn (Elsie) Thompson, Lyle (Ruth) Thompson, Beverley (Norman) Welk, Faye (Glen) Kinsella, and Frank Thompson. He is predeceased by his daughter, Sheila Patricia, his son, Ronnie, his grandson, Christopher Thompson, his sisters, Lula (Calvin) Wagner, Gloria (Jack) Pickard, and Maisie (Walter) Cheney-Smirle.
Visitation was held on Tues., Sept. 1 at the Chesterville Funeral Home. The funeral service was held on Wed., Sept. 2 at the funeral home with Rev. Wendy Wright-MacKenzie officiating, with readings from Rev. Mary-Lou Shortill, followed by interment at Maple Ridge Cemetery. The pallbearers were Raymond Porteous, John Klein-Swormink, Brian McLaughlin, Steve Swerdfeger, Craig Carruthers, Tom MacGregor, and Bill VanGurp.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.