Charles Thompson passed away August 1, 2019 at Three Hills Continuing Care after suffering the side effects of a stroke that happened on December 2017.
Leaving to mourn are his five children, Marian (Patrick) Hemsing, Carol (David) Sisley, Susan Hemsing, Kelly Thompson, and Harry (Emerlita) Thompson.
Charles also leaves 16 grandchildren; Paul (Michael) Hemsing, Kayne (Brigette) Hemsing, Christine (John) Hemsing, Steven (Kristie) Bate, Christa (D.J.) Giles, Yvonne Doble, Kenn (Deborah) Sisley, Jeffrey (Deidre) Hemsing, Jordi (David) Hemsing, Jeremy (Megan) Hemsing, Kenton (Kayla) Hemsing, David (Edith) Thompson, Valine (Carlton) Pope, Faye-Anne Thompson, Tracy Thompson, Dindo Kier (Jesalyn) Vergara and 27 great grandchildren.
Charles also leaves to mourn one sister, Joyce Brinkman and one brother Harvey Thompson and numerous nieces and nephews and his special friend Jean Jackson.
Charles was predeceased by his wife, Shirley of 56 years, his mother Lotta Thompson, father Glen Thompson, sisters Beulah Degiano, Lois Thompson, brother Rex Thompson, son-in-law James Hemsing, granddaughter Angela Hemsing and grandson Terry Thompson.
Charles was born in Hanna. He lived on the farm northwest of Craigmyle in the Victor District taking his early school years in Kelvindale and finished in Craigmyle school. In March 1950 he married Shirley Evans and started their farming life together purchasing some land and raising cattle. He drove school bus for 10 years while raising their five children. Due to Mom’s illness, they moved from the farm to Delia in December 2005 where he remained until moving to Paragon Place in Stettler in September 2018. In February 2019 he went to the Three Hills Continuing Care.
Dad loved farming, but mostly rebuilding or rather remodeling things in the shop. When he wasn’t farming, he loved to go camping and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was a Life member of the Delia Elks, joined in 1968 becoming Exalted Ruler and later District Deputy.
Dad requested that his body be donated to the University of Alberta, Division of Anatomy for Medical Education.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 9, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at the Delia Community Hall, Delia, Alberta. If friends so desire memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation, Three Hills Continuing Care or the charity of one’s choice. Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.