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Charles Thompson

Charles Samuel Thompson

Saturday, June 13th, 1931 - Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Obituary

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 www.rawalker.ca. 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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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.
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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.
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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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Brent Sanderson

Posted at 06:49pm
A man with endless cheer, my uncle Charlie was a mans man, outdoorsman, fisherman, hunter, hiker, wildlife enthusiast but most prominent in his personality was his kind and caring nature. He enjoyed a good laugh and I obliged on many occasions. Oh how I loved to tease him and watch him roll with laughter. He enjoyed the banter as much as I did and often encouraged it I can’t count the number of times he has built Or repaired something for me and my family. His creative mind dug me out of many binds especially while we lived a mere kilometre or two away. They don’t make guys like my Uncle Charlie anymore and I will miss him dearly.
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