Veteran of WW ll
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 in 1984.
Johnny was a volunteer and a participant in local activities including the Speed skating 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 missed.
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 www.belvederefh.com