Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson

Wednesday, February 4th, 1931 - Monday, December 9th, 2019
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We regret to announce the death of Richard Thompson on December 9, 2019 at the age of 88 years. He is survived by his children, Lynn Thompson-Sanford (late Richard) and Bruce (Elizabeth) of Kapuskasing; two grandchildren: Spencer and Kalyn; one sister-in-law, Maxine Anderson of Lindsay; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Suzanne; one sister, Elenore Wilson; and three brothers, Lloyd Thompson, Ken Thompson and Norman Anderson.

Richard was a firefighter for the Town of Kapuskasing for 30 years who worked his way up the ranks to become Fire Chief for several of those years. However, this wasn’t his only career: in his youth he worked at Knowles Building Centre, was a clothing salesman, a car salesman and, after his retirement from fighting fires, became a real estate agent for Silva Terra Realty. Richard was an avid golfer and was a member of the Kapuskasing Golf Club for the past 60 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing hockey, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren, whom he adored. He was an avid hockey fan, with the Detroit Red Wings and the Winnipeg Jets being his favourite teams, and he also enjoyed watching football, especially the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 28 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Kapuskasing Golf Club. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated. ©

Nous regrettons de vous annoncer le décès de Richard Thompson le 9 décembre 2019 à l’âge de 88 ans. Il laisse pour pleurer sa perte ses enfants : Lynn Thompson-Sanford (feu Richard) et Bruce (Elizabeth) de Kapuskasing; deux petits-enfants : Spencer et Kalyn; une belle-sœur, Maxine Anderson de Lindsay; ainsi que plusieurs neveux et nièces. Il fut prédécédé par son épouse, Suzanne; une sœur, Elenore Wilson; et trois frères : Lloyd Thompson, Ken Thompson et Norman Anderson.

Richard a œuvré comme pompier pour la Ville de Kapuskasing pendant 30 ans, ayant gravi les échelons afin d’accéder au poste de Chef du service de pompiers pendant plusieurs années. Cependant, cela ne fut pas son unique carrière. Pendant sa jeunesse, il a travaillé pour le compte de Knowles Building Centre, fut un vendeur de vêtements, un vendeur d’autos et, après sa retraite comme pompier, il est devenu agent d’immeubles chez Silva Terra Realty. Richard était un ardent joueur de golf et membre du Club de golf de Kapuskasing pendant 60 ans. Dans ses temps de loisirs, il aimait jouer au hockey, aller à la chasse et la pêche, ainsi que passer du temps avec ses petits-enfants, qu’il adorait. Il était un fervent amateur de hockey, les Red Wings de Détroit et les Jets de Winnipeg étant ses équipes préférées. Il aimait bien regarder les parties de football, dont celles des Blue Bombers de Winnipeg en particulier. Il était membre de la Légion royale canadienne.

Une célébration de la vie aura lieu le samedi 28 décembre de 13h à 17h au Club de golf de Kapuskasing. Comme témoignage de sympathie, la famille sera reconnaissante des dons à la Fondation des maladies du cœur. ©
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    When / Quand
    Saturday, December 28th, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location / Emplacement
    Kapuskasing Golf Club
    Address / Adresse
    60 Government Rd
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    Kapuskasing Cemetery
    Address / Adresse
    289 Government Rd W
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Julie Latimer

Posted at 09:17am
On behalf of Wesley Nowicki, one of Richard’s oldest friends who lives in Missouri, and myself, please accept our most sincere condolences for your loss. Mr. Thompson was a kind man.

Peggy Anne Endean

Posted at 11:17am
My condolences to the Thompson family on the passing of such a Kap icon. He was known by most and was one of the happiest people I knew. He always had a smile and a laugh when greeting people and he will be missed and always remembered. He was the oldest participant of the Terry Fox Run and attended the event each year, and long into his 80's. He seemed proud of that achievement and we were even more proud to have his support. The posted picture of Richard captures the man and the smile we all remember. Our thoughts are with his loving children and grandchildren, his many friends, and golf buddies.
Kenn and Peggy Anne Endean, London ON

Brian Cove

Posted at 07:25pm
My condolences to the entire Thompson Family on the loss of such a great man. Richard was my neighbour for 18 years and was also a block parent, he just loved the children in our area and would be seen standing with them every morning waiting for the school bus to arrive to ensure their safety. We will all miss seeing his smiling face around town. My thoughts are with you all.

Glenn Loveland

Posted at 07:22pm
Monday we lost one of the really good people from this world, Richard did so much for me, Polly and my family over the years, too much to mention. You will always be remembered.
Bruce, Beth, Lynn, Spencer and Kalyn you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Glenn, Therese, Nicole (Adam) and Dayna Loveland

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