Thompson Arthur “Thomps” McComb, 82, of Emo, Ont., passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at the Emo Hospital. He was born Oct. 18, 1916 in Emo to the late Edward and Ella McComb.
In his younger years, “Thomps” had worked as a guide for hunters and fishermen. During the Second World War, he worked at the Canada Car and Foundry airplane plant in Thunder Bay.
He later returned to Emo and continued to guide and also do carpentry work. His main job was organizing and setting up the training plan for ARC Industries, where he worked for 13 years before retiring.
He was a member of Knox United Church in Emo, and was Past Master of the Manitou Lodge (Masonic Lodge #631). He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, building, and carving.
“Thomps” was united in marriage to the former Bessie Bullied, who survives along with two sons, Dale and wife, Annette, of Winnipeg, Man., and Edward and wife, Lynne, of Fort Frances, Ont.; and one daughter, Margaret Rae Franklin and husband, Jerry, of Thunder Bay.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Rachelle, Shantelle, Trevor, Michelle, Jerrett, Clayton, and Cale; two great-grandchildren, Michael and Jacey-Lynne; one brother, Martin “Buzz” McComb and wife, Louise, of Emo, Ont.; and two sisters, Norma Duncan of Duncan, B.C., and Ella Angus of Thunder Bay, Ont.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents; a sister, Margaret in infancy; and two brothers, Graydon and Ellwood.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Dec. 23, 1998 at 11 a.m. at Knox United Church in Emo, with Rev. Frances Flook officiating.
Interment will follow at a later date in Emo Cemetery.
Honourary pallbearers were Jim McKinnon, Bill Mosbeck, Trevor McComb, Jerrett Franklin, Clayton McComb, and Cale McComb.
In memoriam donations may be made to the Knox United Church, Box 186, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0, or the Emo Hospital, 260 Front St., Emo, Ont.