Margaret Mary Thompson, 82, of Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at Rainycrest in Fort Frances.
She was born May 14, 1925 in Rainy River, Ont. to Vern and Mary Hamilton. She was raised in Rainy River, living there most of her life.
She was united in marriage to Victor Thompson on March 4, 1946 and together they raised their family in Rainy River.
Margaret was very involved in her community, serving with the Royal Canadian Legion (Maj. Hughes Branch) Ladies Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star, Rainy River town council, and the board of Rainycrest, and was a charter member of the multicultural society.
She also enjoyed scrapbooking and history.
Margaret moved to Fort Frances in 1995 following the passing of her husband to be closer to family.
Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Victor on Dec. 15, 1994; father, Vern; mother, Mary; stepfather, Bill Doupe; brother, Joseph F. Hamilton; and sisters, Verene Peterson, Madeline Hamilton, Helen Ricci, and Rosemary Henrickson.
She is survived by her sons, Robert and wife, Barbara, of Red Lake, Ont., George and wife, Clara, of Balmertown, Ont., and William and wife, Frances, of Edmonton, Alta.; daughters, Vicky and husband, Lorne Whalen, and Laurel and husband, Ken Perry, all of Fort Frances, Ont.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A prayer service was held Friday, Feb. 22, 2008 at 7 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
A memorial mass was held Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church in Rainy River, with Fr. Dan Debano officiating.
Cremation has taken place and interment was held in the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River.
The honourary pallbearers were her grandchildren, Randall Thompson, Pam Thompson, Robbie Thompson, Angie Godin, Terri Spicer, Jennifer Mounk, LeeAnn Gillis, Tanya Thompson, Sheldon Bourass, Kenny Perry, and Lorraine Bolen.
If friends so desire, in memoriam donations may be made to Rainy River Public Library c/o the Rainy River Funeral Home, P.O. Box 427, Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 3M8.
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When her days on Earth are over, a mother’s love lives on through many generations—with God’s blessing on each one.