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Wesley Thompson

September 6, 1950 - February 28, 2023


Wesley or better known as “Yaya” passed away suddenly and did not feel any pain. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Born in Winnipeg.

He worked at BC Rail, Wolfe Chev, Progress Design & Solution Painting and Decorating.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; beloved daughter, Kerri-Lynn Doucet, son-in-law Paul; the apples of his eyes, grandchildren, Maddy, Ben, Brady & Sam.
His siblings, Judy, Rhonda (Cliff), Bradley (Susan), Cheryl and many nieces and nephews as well as the Doucet/Yoo family.

He is predeceased by his parents, Mary & Ingvald Thompson and his daughter, Alison Thompson-Hutchinson 1976-2022.

Special thank you to lifelong extended family Carroll & Allan Taylor & family.  Thank you to the renal/dialysis unit at Penticton Regional Hospital.

Wes loved fishing, golf and sitting on the beach with his pals in Osoyoos. He was a big teddy bear, all bark and no bite, he was always up for a good time. He was a friend to all he met, always there to chat or to offer a drink. There are so many special people who were so close to him and you know who you are.

At Wesley’s request there will not be a service. Instead, raise a glass to him and say “I love you man”

In lieu of flowers please donate to his favourite charity.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Ltd.

The Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Eileen Varga
Relation: Acquaintance

Linda and family. I am so sorry to hear of Wes’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Our deepest condolences to all. Treasure your wonderful memories.

From: Leslie Jaremchuk
Relation: Friend of the family

Oh Wes you were a really good man and like a second dad to me growing up ❤️ My love to Kerri, Paul, Ben, Sam, Maddy, Brady and Linda. And Kerri we need to get together very soon to raise a glass 🍻

From: Wayne and Meghan Skorodenski
Relation: Nephew

Good bye Uncle Wes! We will all miss you. So grateful we stopped in for a visit last summer. My mom, your sister, will keep the teddy bear you gave me to give her, close ❤️ 🐻

Til we meet again

From: Leslie
Relation: ex worker

Bye, Wes. Thank you for everything that you did for me and my family. I will miss the talks with you at a cup of coffee. Leslie

From: Judy
Relation: Sister

Wes loved life. HIs trips to Winnipeg were always planned on what he was going to do everyday. He always saw as many of his family that he could and also his many friends that were here. There was never a time that he didn’t do a food run , and that included getting his Rye bread and his favorite garlic sausage to take back home. His visits always ended with a Potatoe club day with his siblings. . To Linda and Family our condolences. He was very unique and everyone loved him , he surely will never be forgotten . We have many thoughts and memories of Wes and they will live on through the stories we tell through our family . Res in peace. Love you, Judy.

From: Craig DeCoursey
Relation: Close family friend

I was so saddened to hear about Wes’ passing. My deepest condolences to the whole family. In particular Linda, Kerri, Paul, and the grandkids. We had the opportunity to spend so much time with Wes and all of you in Osoyoos. He was so kind and giving to my kids and help my family create so many memories. For myself I think often and fondly of YaYa as I had so many opportunities to spend time with him golfing. Memories I’ll treasure forever. Hope to see you all in the near future.

From: David Crawford
Relation: Friend of the family

If we all looked at life with the emphasis on kindness and welcoming attitude Yaya had the world would be a better place. He was humorous, practical, hard working and a true role model. He will be missed. Kara, Morgan, Barrett and I were fortunate to have met him … and even better, spent time with him.

From: Rhonda Wurtak
Relation: Sister

“Linda, Kerri & family
We are sharing in your sadness in your loss of your dear husband Wesley, your Dad & Grandkids YaYa
He was The Best at all 3 Roles
& loved you all so dearly ❤️

I will surely miss My Big
Brother Wes & Cliff will miss
their banterings together on who has what first lol!!!
Will miss our Wg visits ,Everyone always wanted to see Uncle Wes when he was in city
will miss the Fun times together Making & eating Potato club & planning all his next stops while here !

Forever Present in our Hearts , so Loved &
missed by everyone
I Love you my Big Brother Wes 💕
Rhonda , Cliff & & familes ❤️

From: Noah Dufort
Relation: Nephew

Sorry for his loss to family.
I Will never forget the time Wes taught me how to make the potato club with my gramma.
He told me keep at it cause I had strong hands,& amp; they were all tired lol

Sad to lose Uncle Wes. He was so special to everyone

Noah D

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Thank You Notice

Special thank you to lifelong extended family Carroll & Allan Taylor & family.  Thank you to the renal/dialysis unit at Penticton Regional Hospital.

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