Obituary — Donald Bennett Thompson

Donald Bennett Thompson
March 15, 1935 – December 10, 2018

Peacefully, on December 10. Don Thompson, Loving husband of the late Clara (Milne) Thompson and dearly loved Partner of Anne Andrews. Don is survived by his sons, Howie (Maura), Hugh and Hal (Shannon), and by his grandchildren Sophie, Ben, Nate and Dane, all of whom he loved and cherished. Dear brother of Ray (Ruth), Lynda Moore (Doug) and Lois Simpson. Predeceased by his brother Jim and sisters Dorothea Dillabaugh (Trevor) and Phyllis Theriault, and by his brothers and sister–in–law, Cliff Theriault, Bob Simpson and Lois Thompson. Fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews.

A Retired Employee of DuPont Maitland Inc. (1955 – 2000), Don enjoyed all of his 45 years serving as Production Chemical Controller, Shift I&E Technician and a Maitland Site Firefighter. He treated every call as a challenge, and the chance to work and have fun with colleagues. Don’s true passion in life was farming and he was grateful and fulfilled to have lived on a farm his entire life.

By Don’s request, cremation has taken place.  Visitations will be held on December 13, 2018, from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. at Byers Funeral Home, 2990 Church Street, South Mountain, (613-989-3836). A Memorial service will be held, December 14, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 256 South Gower Drive, Heckston. Private inurnment in South Gower Cemetery at a later date. Donations to Kemptville District Hospital Foundation or the Ottawa Heart Institute would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at

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