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Kathleen Kay Thompson

July 9, 1917 - November 30, 2009


Kathleen Josephine “Kay” Thompson was born on July 9, 1917 in Fairview, a mining camp near Oliver to Charles and Isabella Jones and passed away peacefully on November 30th, 2009 at McKinney Place ECU at the age of 92 years.
She married Gordon Thompson in 1939 and lived several years in Vancouver before moving to Keremeos in 1945, where they owned and operated the Keremeos Hardware for twenty five years.
In 1970, they retired to their home on Skaha Lake where they enjoyed gardening, hiking and socializing. Kay and Gordon later moved to Penticton where they spent their last years together.
They travelled extensively to visit their family in the U.S. as well as many trips overseas to Europe and Asia. Kay was a member of the Okanagan Naturalist Club, a long time member of the Keremeos United Church and St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Penticton. Kay and Gordon were also charter members of the Okanagan Falls Rose Garden.
She was predeceased by her husband Gordon Thompson of 66 years in 2005.
Kay will be fondly remembered by her loving family including son Bill (Julie); grandsons Sean (Alison), Scott (Stacey) and James (Anna) all of Seattle, WA and Todd (Karen) of Corvallis, OR as well as ten great-grandchildren Jeremy, Elliot, Lillian, William, Ryan, Sam, Bridget, Madeline, Julia and Charlie.
A private family memorial service was held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday December 2, 2009 at the Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Beryl Wallace
Relation: Friend

Bill, Julie and Family

We are thinking of you as you grieve and also celebrate the life of your Mom and Grandmother.

We felt saddened when we read of your Mom’s death. She was such a beautiful Lady.

Your Mom was the last of the Keremeos merchants that were such a big part of our lives when growing up.

I enjoyed the visits I had with her at Concorde. She had so many memories of people and activities in Keremeos. We had some good laughs.

We hope the wonderful memories of your Mom and Grandmother will help you through this difficult time.

Beryl and Bruce

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
December 2, 2009
Beginning at 2:00pm

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Chapel
34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

34505 - 89th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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