January 20, 1927 – March 7, 2015
Thompson, James Ian Alexander – Peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, March 7th, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Averil, dear father of sons David of Stratford and Simon of Toronto, cherished father-in-law of David’s wife Kim, dearly loved Grandpa of Megan and Gillian and brother of Isobel (deceased). Ian was born in Northern Ireland and graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast. He married Averil Morrison in 1956. In 1968 he and his wife, with their two young sons, emigrated to Canada, where both Ian and Averil worked at McMaster University for approximately 23 years. He will be sorely missed by family and friends, especially those connected with St. Mark’s United Church (where he was a member of the Senior and the Bell Choir), Symphony on the Bay (where he played his violin) and the Probus Club of Dundas. Former member of the John Laing Singers. Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Cattel, Eaton & Chambers Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas, on Friday, March 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ian’s life to be held at ST. MARK’S UNITED CHURCH, 1 Lynndale Drive, Dundas on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers and as an expression of sympathy, the family would appreciate donations to St. Mark’s United Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.
To Averil and members of the Thompson family. Please accept my condolences on Ian’s passing. My thoughts are with you all at this saddest of times. Sincerely,
Dear Avril and the Thompson family:
Deep Sympathies and know that Ian is deeply missed already, but relieved to know that he is at Peace and in the Arms of the Love of God and Heaven
Love and Hugs
To Averil and Family. Our sincere condolences to you all on your great loss of Ian.
Please know that our hearts and minds are with you at this sad time.
Your friends, Ruth and Fred Spencer.
Averil and Family:
Thinking of you at this very difficult time. Hopefully, your lifetime of memories with Ian will provide comfort and peace to you and your family.
Dear Averil and Family. I was shocked and sadened to read of Ian’s passing.
Please accept my sincerest sympathy.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We will miss the opportunity to mourn with you Avril but have you in our hearts. Ian was an old-school gentleman, quiet and gentle but with a twinkle in his eyes. So pleased we had our visit together with you both. With caring prayers for you and family, Lynn and Beverley Hayden
My sincerest condolences to you and your family at this very sad time.
I will always treasure the good times that “Sir”, you and I shared over the years. Whether it was being
chauffered back and forth to work, or enjoying lunch and a glass of wine at your lovely home.
Sir had a great life , with the love of his life. My thoughts are with you and the family…With love, Anne.
We will always have fond memories of Ian. He was a true gentleman in the British tradition of faithfulness, dependability, and strength of character. He will be greatly missed at St.Mark’s where he sang in the choir for untold numbers of years. We are unable to be with you Avril at this time, but be aware that our thoughts and prayers are directed to you in this moment of grief.