SERVICE DATE: April 21, 2018 at 11:00am
Margaret Elaine Thompson passed away at the West Parry Sound Health Centre on Thursday, April 12th, 2018. Age 87 years.
Beloved wife of Frank Thompson for 65 years. Elaine and Frank celebrate four children:
Michael and his wife Gift; Ian and Tracey; Grace and her husband John; and Megan and her husband Wayne. Loving grandmother of Theo and Charles; Josie and Ben; Jonathon and Jocelyn; and Morgan and Alyna. Survived by her brother John Hunt; and predeceased by her brother Norman.
Elaine graduated from Trinity College at the University of Toronto in 1952, and married
Frank the same year. They immediately set off to South India, where they taught for three years. Elaine then accompanied Frank to Kolkata in 1962, where for eight years she cared for her two boys and ran a nursery school in Bishop’s College.
Elaine loved teaching young children. She received her Bachelor of Education in 1975, and taught kindergarten and English as a Second Language under the Waterloo Board from 1975 to 1994. After moving to the Parry Sound area, she volunteered at Nobel School for 17 years. With Frank, she helped introduce their young family to wilderness camping near Killarney.
Elaine shared with Frank a passion for social justice.
She made lasting friends with people who came to Kitchener in the 1980’s as refugees from Central and South America, helping them settle in the community.
Resting at Trinity Anglican Church, Parry Sound, where friends will be received on
Saturday, April 21st, from 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Funeral Service will take place at Trinity Anglican Church on Saturday, April 21st, at 11:00 A.M. Reception to follow.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Trinity Anglican Church, or Doctors without Borders would be appreciated.