Donald Thomson

Mr. Donald Eastwood (Don) Thomson was born on April 29th, 1927 in Kincardine, Ontario and died on December 14th, 2006 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. He is survived by Julie, his adored wife of 18 years. his children; Rick (Allyne), Ron (Shelly), Randy, Marney (Gary) and David (Heather), eight grandchildren and his step-children; Derek, Wade (Karen) and Tracy. He was predeceased by one grandson, Clayton in 2004. After serving in the Canadian Navy, Don entered the construction business, where he worked for forty-five years in various management positions in Ontario and later in Calgary, Alberta. On his retirement, he and Julie fulfilled a dream, building their home on Okanagan Lake at Carrs Landing. Don enjoyed many hobbies which kept him involved with his children, grandchildren and friends – among them; sailing, boating, waterskiing, woodworking and golf. Don’s big grin and cheerful personality were welcomed wherever he went…. serving on the Board of St. David’s Presbyterian Church, golfing at Aspen Grove Golf Course, acting as MC at many local charitable events or working with the Kinsmen’s Association in Calgary, Alberta. Don will be missed by his many friends and associates. A Celebration Of Don’s Life will be held at St. David’s Presbyterian Church, 271-Glenmore Road, Kelowna, B.C. on Tuesday, December 19th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Don to St. David’s Presbyterian Church or the Lake Country Food Assistance Society. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187