Charles Thompson

Charles Samuel Thompson

Saturday, June 13th, 1931 - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Charles Samuel Thompson of Glen Haven, N.S. passed away peacefully at home on April 14, at age 88.
He is survived by son,Kevin (Sheila) and daughter, Cheryl ( John); granddaughter, Kalie (Marco); Grandson, Scott (Martina); great grandchildren, Ella and Peter. He was predeceased by his wife Ariel Jean; infant daughter, Diane Marie; parents, May and Newton; siblings, Dorothy, Jimmy and Betty. Charlie took great pride in working at Orenda Engines as a machinist during the Avro-Arrow aircraft project in the late 50's. Upon cancellation of the Avro project he returned to Nova Scotia to run the woodworking/metal shop in the Biology Dept at Dalhousie University. His great ingenuity and willingness to help was appreciated by many, and he took pleasure in later years tinkering and repairing in his own workshop. He reminisced often about his trip across Canada and north to Inuvik. He loved dogs, playing cards and socializing; he enjoyed being a member of the St Margaret's Bay Whitecaps. Many thanks to Janet Fralick, caregiver and friend. Online condolences may be made at Service at a later date. Donations welcomed at Bide A While animal shelter, Hope for Wildlife, or charity of your choice.
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Susan MacCready Mahtab

Posted at 01:05pm
Dear Cheryl, Kevin and families,
I have just learned of Mr. Thompson’s passing, I was so very sad to hear this. I have such lovely and fond memories of both your parents. What fun we had when we went camping in your fifth wheel over to PEI, I always felt so welcomed in your home. He was a wonderful friend and neighbour to my Dad, such a kind soul he was. Would always see him and Kevin together, two peas in a pod! My deepest sympathies to you all, such a loss. Your posted pictures are wonderful, they had a full life full of love and and a little bit of adventure. I’ll never forget Mrs. Thompson telling me after a visit out to the Sunshine Coast that she had to bang pots to scare the bears away when she took Kalie and Scott to the bus in the morning..she said ‘that Cheryl!’

Susan MacCready and family

Debra Grantham

Posted at 02:32pm
So sorry, just heard of Charlie's passing today. He was a necessary part of the Dalhousie University Biology Department when I was pursuing graduate studies there in the late 1980s, early 1990s. He was always happy to construct some special piece of apparatus or holder for our lab and created some beautiful plexiglass boxes with handles and shelves with holes of the proper diameter to hold the many SEM samples for the Scanning electron microscope. I think those are still in use today in the microscopy unit. His craftmanship was designed to stand the test of time, and his attention to detail was exquisite. Sincere condolences to his family.

Alicia Tarbox

Posted at 07:36pm
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I always looked forward to seeing him at the hardware store. He was definitely one of my favourite customers at Redmonds.
Thinking of you all.

Judy Andrews

Posted at 07:31pm
Cheryl and Kevin and families, so sorry to read this, my sincere sympathy to you all. Your Dad was a very special gentleman and friend.

Marg Sullivan

Posted at 07:08pm
Charlie was a wonderful neighbour and friend. Always willing to lending a hand and helping to solve a problem with woodwork or repairs. He will be greatly missed.
Sincere sympathy and prayers Marg Sullivan..

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