Charles Page Thompson passed away Aug. 1, 2019 at Three Hills Continuing Care after suffering the side effects of a stroke that happened in Dec. 2017.
Leaving to mourn his loss are his five children: Marian (Patrick) Hemsing, Carol (David) Sisley, Susan Hemsing, Kelly Thompson and Harry (Emerlita) Thompson.
Charles also leaves 16 grandchildren: Paul (Michael) Hemsing, Kayne (Brigette) Hemsing. Christine (John) Hemsing, Steven (Kristie) Bate, Christa (D.J) Giles, Yvonne Doble, Kenn (Deborah) Sisley, Jeffrey (Deidre) Hemsing, Jordi (David) Hemsing, Jeremy (Megan) Hemsing, Kenton (Kayla) Hemsing, David (Edith) Thompson, Valina (Carleton) Pope, Faye-Anne Thompson, Tracy Thompson, Dindo Kier (Jesalyn) Vergara and 27 great-grandchildren. Charles also leaves one sister, Joyce Brinkman and one brother, Harvey Thompson along with numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Jean Jackson.
Charles was predeceased by his wife of 56 years of marriage, Shirley, mother Lotta Thompson, father Glen Thompson, sisters Beulah Degiano and Lois Thompson, brother Rex Thompson, son-in-law James Hemsing, granddaughter Angela Hemsing and grandson Terry Thompson.
Charles was born in Hanna, Alta.
He lived on the farm northwest of Craigmyle in the Victor District taking his early school years in Kelvindale, finishing at Craigmyle School.
In March 1950, he married Shirley Evans and started their farming life together by purchasing some land and raising cattle.
He drove a school bus for ten years while raising their five children. Due to Mom’s illness, they moved from the farm to Delia in Dec. 2005 where he remained until moving to Paragon Place in Stettler, Alta. in Sept. 2018.
In Feb. 2019 he moved to Three Hills Continuing Care.
Dad loved farming, but mostly rebuilding or rather remodelling things in the shop.
When not farming, he loved to go camping and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a life member of the Delia Elks, joining in 1968 and going on to become Exalted Ruler and later District Deputy.
Dad requested that his body be donated to the University of Alberta, Division of Anatomy for Medical Education.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Heart and Stroke Fund, Three Hills Continuing Care or the donor’s choice.
Funeral services will be held Fri. Aug. 9 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Delia Community Hall. Courtney Winters Funeral Home is in the care of arrangements. 1-403-823-2666.