Lloyd Joseph Thompson, aged 65, of Carling Township passed away on March 19th, 2020, at West Parry Sound Health Centre after a short battle with cancer.
He is survived by his loving wife, partner and best friend of 41 years Ingrid; his daughters Aislynn Garside (Mike), Jennifer Campbell (Jeff), Rachel Ewen (Ryan) and his son Christopher Thompson (Kim). “Opa” will be deeply missed by his grandchildren Railyn Ewen, Wyatt Garside and Iris Garside. He leaves behind his siblings, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his parents James Crerar Thompson and Helen Agnes Grisdale.
Lloyd grew up on the family farm in Dillon, where he eventually took over with his wife Ingrid and raised their 4 children. Home and family were the centre of his universe and in the last two years of retirement he devoted his time to the market gardens, dogs, and the love of his life.
Lloyd began a career with the Coast Guard as a draftsman. He learned to love flying and received his pilot’s license. His years with electronics flowed into invention, coin operated equipment, and a total obsession with tinkering in his spare time. As an accomplished welder/fitter he worked mainly in the field of boat building; working with world famous Bob Kirby and Fred McConnell on such projects as the Canada 1; a 60m racing yacht that made the finals in the America’s Cup. He spent many years building aluminum boats in the Parry Sound area. His talents and knowledge will be greatly missed.
Lloyd’s passing leaves a void in the lives of all who knew him. His quirky sense of humor, stories and tidbits of trivia will be missed. The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors who made his last months, weeks and days of his life more comfortable with your compassion and help is greatly appreciated.
As were his wishes he will be cremated and a private family gathering will be held at a later date. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers to donate to your favorite animal rescue, or Palliative Care/Cancer Care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre.
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lloyd. I never met the gentleman but could easily tell from the stories of Ingrid and his children that he was loved and respected dearly. Not now but as time passes draw upon all those wonderful memories of Lloyd as a great source of comfort. I will be thinking about you all over this difficult time.-Philip van Diepen
So sorry to learn of Lloyd’s passing, Ingrid. We send our deep sympathy to you and your lovely large family. Sincerely Pat and Richard Poole.-Pat and Richard Poole
My sincere condolence to the family, R I P Lloyd.-Rolland Cascanette
We'll miss the old goat! What a wonderful friend he was. Loving memories of Llyod remain with us forever. Our heartfelt condolences to all.-Ann Dean
Dear Ingrid, My deepest sympathies to you and your family in your loss of your dear one. I was so honoured and happy to meet Lloyd in his last weeks, and I have been carrying you in my heart ever since. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Special hugs to you and Aislynn.
Ingrid and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Never personally met Lloyd but knew from my many interactions with you Ingrid, your daughters, and grandchildren that he must have been a special man. Having suffered a similar loss five years ago, I know only too well what you’re going through.Be strong and carry on as he would want.