April 8, 1948 - October 31, 2017
Gordon Thomson of Nanton, Alberta, passed away at Claresholm General Hospital at the age of 69 years. He fought a courageous battle with failing health over the past two years, surviving triple bi-pass surgery in May of 2016, only to be diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer in the early months of 2017. His strength in facing the outcome of his illness encouraged us to stay positive and not dwell on what we could not change. Gordon never married, nor had children of his own, but he was part of a loving family circle that is grieving his loss. He was an avid skier and looked forward to winters when he could get to the ski slopes. Summers were spent at family gatherings at Jackfish Lake, near Edmonton, where he lived and worked. Gordon retired in November of 2016 after working for (Edmonton Power) EPCOR for 38 years. He had only recently moved to Nanton to be with family so we could help and be near him as he took on the challenge of cancer. Gordon is survived by his siblings: sisters Shirley Nicholson (Bill), twin Wendy Williams (Dave), and brother Scott Thomson (Cindy). His is also survived by an extended family of nieces and nephews who will miss his absence from family gatherings and celebrations. He was predeceased by his parents: father Frederick in 1960 and mother Dorothy in 2004. We will remember Gordon for his quick wit, his interest and knowledge of professional sports, his love of crossword puzzles, his taste in music (Def Leppard, Jimmy Buffet) and his bachelor ways. He was a good and caring man and will be missed but always loved by those who knew him best. The family extends a grateful thank you to the all the staff and volunteers at Claresholm General Hospital for their kindness and care of Gordon. We thank also his friends Morris and Marion Doupe who made trips to Nanton to spend time with him, and to all those who knew him and will think of him in the years ahead. If you are in someone’s thoughts you are never gone. Respectful of his opinion on the matter, no formal funeral will be held. He will be celebrated at a family gathering at a later date. To send condolences and view Gordon's Tribute Page please visit www.lylereeves.com. Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.
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