Don Duane ThompsonMay 15, 1933 ~ January 17, 2020 (age 86)
Don Thompson, husband of Carol Jean Thompson, of Carnduff SK, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 86.
Don was born the eldest of five children on May 15, 1933 in Carpio, ND, to Walter & Marjorie. He married Carol DesLauriers on June 13, 1953 at St. James Catholic Church in Sherwood, ND. He served in the United States Navy and toured many times. Once Don and Carol were married, he was stationed in Jacksonville, FL at the United States Navy base where they had their first son Terry on March 30, 1954. Once Don was discharged from the United States Navy they moved back to Mohall, ND to settle on the farm where they had their second son Tim on January 14, 1956 and their third son Tony on November 10, 1958. In 1960 Don and Carol moved to Carievale, SK where he farmed, and they had their fourth son Tom on August 12, 1961. In 1972 Don and Carol moved to Carnduff, SK where they have spent the last 48 years.
Don started working for Kimberley Clark Canada in 1965 and stayed with them for 30 years before retiring. But he continued to farm with Tony until 2002. He was a member of the Sherwood American Legion for 45 years, and an honorary member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a valuable member of the St. Jude's Catholic Church in Carnduff, SK for many years. He was also an active member of the coffee shop club.
Don and Carol enjoyed spending time in Yuma, AZ and camping with their friends and family. He had a wonderful sense of humour and was known for teasing his grandkids and great grandkids. This is something that will always be known as a ‘Thompson Trait’ that has and will be passed down for generations. He loved to tease everyone he knew, and he always made people smile. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.
Don is survived by his wife Carol of 66 years; son, Terry Duncan Thompson (Lynn), grandkids Krista Thompson and Wesley Thompson; son, Tim Dale Thompson, grandkid Chris Thompson, great grandkids Dominic and Bryson; grandkid Tanya Thompson Michon (Dan), great grandkids Kayden and Jaxon; grandkid Doug Thompson (Rocio), great grandkids Julian and Tyler; son, Tony Arthur Thompson (Emily), grandkid Trevor Korthuis, great grandkid Elizabeth and Mia; grandkid Curtis Thompson (Kate), great grandkids Kyle and Claire; grandkid Melissa Thompson Jove (Fred), great grandkids Eliana, Adilen and Rhoen; grandkid Scherise Thompson; son, Tom Walter Thompson (Jackie), grandkid Hailey Thompson, great grandkid Kingston; grandkid Bob Thompson, great grandkids Laela and Idalia; and step grandkids Brandon, Adriana and Stefan Ignjetic.
Don is also survived by his brother, Walter Jr. Thompson (Cindy) and sister, Beverly Knutson; five sisters-in-law, Grace Thompson, Rose Brown, Ione Smith, Sharon DesLauriers and Renee Lakefield-Fraser (Don); also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter & Marjorie Thompson; brothers, Denny Thompson, Darold Thompson; sister-in-law, Margaret Thompson; and brother-in-law, Melvin Knutson; father and mother-in-law, Arthur and Esther DesLauriers; five brothers-in-law, Alfred Solemsaas, Perry Brown, Gerald DesLauriers, Ervin Lakefield and Leonard Smith; nephew/godson, Perry Brown and great nephew, Jamie McMechan.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, Carnduff, SK. with Rev. Fr. Ronald Andree as celebrant. Burial will take place at the Sherwood Union Cemetery, Sherwood, ND. at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the St. Jude's Church, Box 452, Carnduff, SK. S0C 0S0 or to the Sherwood American Legion Post 218, Box 4, Sherwood, ND. 58782.