John James ‘Johnny’ Thompson, age 93 of Sherwood, originally St
Peter’s Bay, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 7th, with his
family by his side.
He was a proud veteran of World War ll and a life member of the Royal
Canadian Legion in Charlottetown. He was a member of the Royal Regina
Rifles, 7th Brigade, 3rd Division.
After returning to the Island, he married and began working with the
PEI Department of Highways, where he retired as Kings County Engineer
Johnny was a volunteer and a participant in local activities including
the Speedskating Association of PEI, St. John’s Ambulance, and
the local hockey scene; he spent endless hours supporting his children
in their activities. He was an avid horseman, a respected member of
the PEI harness racing community for 45 years. He loved being at the
track. He also loved to fish, hunt, travel and enjoyed camping
vacations with family.
He is survived by his wife Marie (nee O’Brien), sons Alan (Laurie) and
Brian (Janice), daughters Anne (Duncan), Jane (Ned) and Sheila (John),
grandchildren Josh, Duncan, Sean, Andrew, Sarah, Anne Marie, Molly,
Isabella and Oliver, as well as his sister Mary Jay.
Born April 8,1924, he was the son of the late Harry and Veronica
Thompson. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers
Henry, Harold, Jerome, Wilfred, and Joseph.
Johnny touched many lives in the course of his life; he loved his
family immeasurably, he lived every day, and he will be greatly
Resting at Belvedere Funeral Home, visitation will be Sunday, November
12,2017 from 4-7 p.m. Funeral mass will be at St. Pius X Church at
10:00 a.m. Monday, November 13th. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the Charlottetown Branch#1 of the Royal
Canadian Legion. The Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the
funeral home on Sunday at 3:45 p.m. Condolences may be sent to
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