Bob Thompson beloved husband of Marion of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the age of 84 years.
Bob was born in Trail, BC on May 15, 1935. He moved to Calgary in the early 1960’s to work at the Albertan (now Calgary Sun) and ultimately, the Calgary Herald for almost 30 years until his retirement in 1993.
He is survived by his wife Marion of almost 35 years and her family, as well as his daughters, Donna Thompson and Cheryl Thompson, both of White Rock, BC, his son Ken Thompson in Surrey, BC, a brother Bill and wife Shirley, Vernon, BC, and brother-in-law John Chesser, Cobourg, Ontario, as well as five grandchildren and their spouses, Brianne, Ryan, Jessica, Samantha and Mitchell, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father Ernest Thompson in 1964, his mother Doris Thompson in 1989, and his sister Kay Chesser in 2016.
At the request of the family no public service is planned.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Extendicare Hillcrest for helping look after Bob the past four years.