Fred Thompson

February 9, 1920 – December 23, 2018
Fred Thompson passed away peacefully December 23 in Chilliwack General Hospital after succumbing to a short illness just two months shy of his 99th birthday. Born February 9, 1920 in Nelson BC, he is Survived by his wife of 70 years Dorothy, son Peter (Sonya), and daughter Donna.

Fred served in World War 2 in the 3rd Field Ambulance Corps, primarily in Sicily and Italy; he was also stationed in North Africa during Rommel’s tank offensive. Following the war he came back to Nelson where he met Dorothy, they were married in 1949. After working several years as a postman, Fred moved to the Unemployment Insurance Commission, a career that led the family to several communities in B.C before settling in Chilliwack. After his retirement, he and Dorothy joined Thousand Trails and spent many winters camping in California, Nevada and Arizona. Fred was also an avid gardener and active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for over 70 years.

Miss Me ……But Let Me Go

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me,

I want no rites in a gloom filled room….why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little but not too long, and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared,

Miss me but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take, and each must go alone.

It’s all part of the masters plan, a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends we know,

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,

Miss me but let me go.

Many thanks from the Thompson family, to the Doctors and Nursing staff at Chilliwack General Hospital for their kindness and care. No service by request.

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