Douglas Joseph Thompson
Douglas Joseph Thompson also known as the Ol’ Man passed away peacefully with his family by his side Sunday, June 23rd 2019 at Ste Rose General Hospital.
Douglas was born September 2nd, 1934 in Larkspur Manitoba. He was the 3rd youngest of 9 siblings to Walter and Mary-Louise Thompson. In 1955 the family moved to Bacon Ridge. This is where he met his future wife Alice, they later married in 1957 at Ebb and Flow Church. Soon after they married they moved to Winnipeg where Douglas worked at Winnipeg Cold Storage for 9 years. This is when they started a family of their own. After living in Winnipeg for several years, they decided to move their family back home to Bacon Ridge.
He began working as a fisherman, where he had his own fishing outfit. He passed along his knowledge to his sons, son in-laws, nephews and grandsons and they all carried on the family tradition. While running his fishing outfit he also worked at Hillridge Special School where he worked as a janitor for numerous years. Along with all his trades he also had a passion for trapping, digging Seneca root and hunting. These valuable skills he passed down to sons and grandsons are still being practiced today.
Douglas is survived by his wife Alice. Children Mervin, Sandra (Hank), Lyle, Wayne (Sheila), Keith (Monica), Bobby, Charlene (Carlos). Grandchildren raised, Connie, Lyle Jr, Vanessa, Jesse and Dougie. Foster children, Marcel Mousseau and Judy Gabriel. Douglas is also survived by his 28 Grandchildren, 55 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great grandchild. Daugther in-laws, Cindy Malcolm and Peggy Hunter. Special niece Linda Houle-Davis (Chris) and his Special Friend Johnny North.
Douglas is pre-deceased by his parents Walter and Mary Louse. Brothers Louie, Henry, Clifford and Johnny. Sisters Doris, Verna, Lorraine and Rita. Mother in-law and Father in-law Margaret and Roderick Flett. Brother in-laws, Christina Hanson, Mary Lagimodiere. Grandchildren, Gemma and Candice. Son in-law Edward Whitford.
Special thanks to Dr. Ashley Blais and the hospital staff at Ste.Rose General Hospital for all the care & compassion they provided to our dad and family.