Tom Thompson, formerly of Glammis and Kincardine, died peacefully, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, at the age of 63, following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. Dear husband of the late Mary Anne Thompson who predeceased him in 2018. Cherished father of Travis Thompson (Dani Hilborn) of Tiverton, Diane Thompson (Ryan Colangeli) of St. Catharines, Kenny Thompson (Tiffany Goulding) of Kincardine, and Trevor Thompson of Tiverton. Adored grandfather of Zora, Katie, Lily, McKenzie and Giovanni. Forever loved by his mother, Eleanor Thompson of Kincardine; and his siblings, Gord (Judy) Thompson of Kincardine, Nancy (Stuart) Alexander of Glammis, and Allan (Roula) Thompson of Ottawa. Remembered by his in-laws, Terry Salmon of Paisley, Eric (Laura) McKenzie of Port Dover, Ken (Cathy) McKenzie of Wingham, Cathy (Al) Fischer of Mildmay, Rob (Kim) McKenzie of Walkerton, and Cheryl Stangen of Walkerton. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Predeceased by his father, Ron Thompson; father- and mother-in-law, John and Marjorie McKenzie; and sister-in-law, Sharon McKenzie. Tom had many friends and acquaintances all around Southwestern Ontario, the result of his involvement in agriculture, business and especially his participation in, and love of, the rural sport of broomball. The ravages of Parkinson’s Disease in recent years severely curtailed Tom’s enjoyment of sporting events and socializing with family and friends.Tom was a skilled and intuitive farmer, a superb athlete in top physical condition, a talented carpenter, a fisherman, a hunter and a risk-taker. He could be generous to a fault.
He had flair and a love of life. He always dressed well and took pride in his shock of hair. Tom had an obsession for sports cars. He drove the same “Smokey and the Bandit” Trans-Am as Burt Reynolds. Later, there was a spectacular Corvette, and the final sports car was a brilliant orange Dodge Challenger. His love of sports cars extended to a passion for NASCAR racing. He and his wife, Mary Anne, were regulars at Indianapolis and Daytona. He later began a career in sales, first selling cars, and then earned his licence to sell investments. He would have loved the Blue Jays’ late-season rally this month. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Due to provincial COVID-19 restrictions, a private family funeral by invitation, to honour Tom’s life, will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Tiverton, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, with Rev. Rick Warne officiating. Burial will follow at Purdy Cemetery. Anyone wishing to attend the visitation must RSVP on-line at: memorials.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com/tom-thompson/4721914/index.php or by calling the funeral home at 519-396-2701. All attendees must wear a mask and respect physical-distancing protocols. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Purdy Cemetery or Parkinson’s Society of Canada, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.