Edmund James “Ed” Thompson

THOMPSON, Edmund James, “Ed”, of Aylmer passed away at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on December 9, 2018 in his 94th year. Beloved husband of the late Betty Doreen (Lamb) Thompson (1994). Adored father of Jim Thompson of Brisbane, Australia, the late Mary Anne Wilson (Wayne), John Thompson (Arlene) of Stayner, Margie Lou Thompson of Kingston, Barbie Lynn Davidson (Dennis) of Kingston and Bob Thompson (Noriyo) of Etobicoke. Loving grandfather of Rebecca, Grant, Graham, Matthew, Christine, Paula, Max and Reno.   He will be deeply missed by his great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Survived by his sister “Benny”, Lucretia, Gingell of Bethesda, Maryland.  Dear friend of Marion Kiddie.  Predeceased by sisters Agnes Minor (Cyril) and Marion Ruth Thompson.  Born in Aylmer on October 12, 1925, only son of the late Charles Boyd and Marjorie Louise (Dunlop) Thompson. Ed retired in 1983 as District Engineer with Bell Canada in Barrie. He resided in Barrie from 1966 until returning to Aylmer in 2000 to the Thompson family farm on Imperial Road. Ed served as Alderman on Barrie City Council for 10 years and chaired the Committee of Adjustment for over 20 years, the Planning Board, the Barrie Fair Board, Ontario Disaster Relief Fund, re-established the Barrie Poultry Show, was engaged in much volunteer work and so much more. Over the years, Ed had a great network of valued friends from London to Kitchener to Orillia to Sudbury to Toronto to Windsor to Barrie and back to Aylmer. He was known for his sharp wit, entertaining stories and relentlessly cheerful manner. Ed’s many friends may call at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home, Aylmer on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 a.m.  Interment, Aylmer Cemetery.  At Ed’s request, there will be no charitable donations. Share memories or condolences at kebbelfuneralhome.com

‘Special thanks to the staff at the Aylmer Retirement Residence for their personal care and especially to his dedicated friends for their devotion to Ed.’