August 6, 1945 – December 14, 2016
Thompson, Gordon Wayne – Surrounded by his loving family, Gord passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 14th at the age of 71. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Linda of 50 years, loving father of Troy (Michelle), Stacey and Aimee (Adriano). Proud Papa to Lily, Ella, Madilyn and Lucien. Gord will be missed by many friends, colleagues and fellow Rotarians of Hamilton AM Club. He will be especially missed by his dear friends Barbara and Bill McNab and Ellard and Opal McBane. We especially want to thank Gord’s “angels” Liz and Dr. Anil Kapoor. Also many thanks to Vita and CCAC. Friends will be received by the family on Sunday afternoon and evening from 2-4 & 7-9 at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Vigil Prayers Sunday evening at 8:30. Funeral Mass will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, 58 Sydenham St., Dundas. Cremation has taken place. Donations to the Dr. Anil Kapoor – Kidney Research at St. Joseph’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family.
A very good friend who will be sorely missed and forever remembered. Rest in peace, Gord.
My sincere condolences to Linda, his family and his friends. Gord will be missed by many.
Our sympathy on your loss
Gord was a kind gentle soul who always treated those around him with respect. I will think of him fondly and miss him greatly. Thank you Gord for some great memories.
My deepest sympathies to the Thompson family during this difficult time. Mr. Thompson will be greatly missed by many. May he Rest in Peace.
Rest in peace Gord, you fought a hard battle. You will be sorely missed and forever remembered. Condolences to Linda and family, we will miss our wonderful friend!
So sorry to hear the news. Gord was a great man. He will be fondly remembered by all that knew him.
The board of management for the International Village BIA and executive director Susie Braithwaite send our sincere condolences to Gord’s family. He was a huge contributor to our community for decades and will be sorely missed.
Our deepest sympathy to Aimee, Troy and family. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
My sincere condolences to Linda, Troy, his two daughters and his grandchildren. Gord was liked by everyone he met. Gord was a hard worker, great volunteer, golfer, church member, and loved his wife and family immensely. He was a role model to all of us in Rotary and his fellow shopowners on King Street East.
His humour and overalls will be missed.
May all your memories of him provide you comfort during this difficult time.
Rest in peace Gord. You fought a long and brave battle.
Remembering the fun visits I had with you & Gord and Bill & Barbra McNab when you came to Naples, Florida.
We were saddened to hear of Gord’s passing. I will miss our many conversations about downtown issues when Gord used to drop by the office on his way to and from lunch at Vlad’s. Gord was a real believer in the possibilities for downtown Hamilton.
Our deepest condolences to Linda and family. A good friend and business neighbour for many years. Gord will be sadly missed. Dino Tedesco, Laura and family.
Linda and family we are so sorry for your Loss. We will remember Gord in our prayers .We are proud you our friends for over40 years Gord. would have bought most of King St between Walnut and Mary if Linda did not put the reigns on him!!! I will always remember when he bought his home in Flamboro he showed it to me before the deal
closed my remark was “ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND” It looked like the Adams Family home on TV. He turned into a mansion and great family home!!! Were so proud you let us into that part of your life. Gord you are missed and we will never forget you!!
Jerry Sheila Malcolmson and Family
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Thompson Family.
I will always remember Gord for his unfaltering support of the businesses in and around King and Mary Streets. He was strong community supporter and a friend of many members of the Hamilton Police Service. Fondly remembered.
Passing of a great man with the energy of the “Energy Bunny.” I recall his bicycle rides from Dundas to his store. He was amazing. I never saw him without a hammer in his hand or rushing around the shop.
Loyal and loving husband and proud parent, an example to us all.
Gordon was a notable Hamiltonian who always sought to improve his little corner of the world: Walnut and King. We should rename the place Thompson Corners.
Years ago on Friday nights he would visit me on his way home for a glass of 151 proof Rum but he had another reason. Gord would rile up my late wife Jean so that we would fight with me the rest of the night after Gord left. This carried on for quite some time and Gord loved to ‘stir the pot.’
To Linda: please accept my deepest condolences.
To Troy: I know that you can carry on and build on Gord’s legacy.
To the Girls: carry your father’s love forever in your hearts.
To Gord: when you meet my late wife Jean in Heaven, please do not get her going so that she comes down and haunts me.
Again my deepest condolences.
A truly good man who cared about others and the city of Hamilton. He will be missed.
My condolences to Linda, Troy and family.
Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Gord will be sorely missed by many.
BEST DAD EVER. BEST PAPA EVER.
Sorry to hear of Gord passing.Linda ,my condolences to you and your family.
Gord was a true gentleman who will be fondly remembered by his friends at HGCC.
I remember Gord with much respect and admiration. He was a wonderful man, who loved all of you so much. Though he may no longer be here in body, his spirit will live on in each of you. You will see him every day when you look at yourself in the mirror, for he is a part of each one of you. Please know that I am thinking about all of you with a full heart.
Linda and family,
How sorry we are to hear of Gord’s passing. A delightful man, so kind and full of love for his family. Your hearts must ache, we know your treasured memories of a man well loved and a life well lived, will help you along this difficult path. Rest in peace Gord.
Liz and Jim Hoyle
I am very sorry for your loss.Gord was a great positive guy
Our condolences to Linda and family. Gord will be remembered for his energy, enthusiasm and good spirit. Not to
mention his kind and generous initiatives to so many. He was a unique and sincere gentlemen, and we will miss his
smile the most.
We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father Aimee and to the rest of the Family. You are in our heart, thoughts and prayers of love go to you and your Family through this difficult time.
Sincerely, Kimberly, John, Ethan, Ella~Marie.
Linda and family . Please accept my sincere condolences. Gord was a unique unforgettable character who leave an indelible mark on anyone they meet. In my case what started out as a business relationship became a friendship. I quickly learned that he was a person of irrepressible energy, strong opinions which I valued. He had immense integrity, was incredibly loyal to family, and friends and business associates. Gord loved his corner of the world at King and Walnut and sought to make it a better place for all Hamiltonians. He was and will remain in my memory as a wonderful human being. I know his memory will always be a blessing to all who knew him but especially to you Linda and your entire family.
This from his friend
Larry (“Bob”) Szpirglas
Stacey I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself.
Our sincere condolences Troy, Michelle, Lilly and Ella for the loss of your father and grandfather. We extend these condolences to your mom Linda and the Thompson family. May fond memories keep his spirit with you.
Our sincere condolences to Linda, Troy, Stacy, and Aimee. Your husband and father was a wonderful and kind man who was so considerate of others. He will be sorely missed.
Your admiration and love for your dad were so obvious. He lived a life of a man well-loved, and made many great memories. We are thinking of you and your family, and keeping you in our hearts.
xoxo, Sarah Dennison (and Isabella, Luke, Rachel, Joseph and Sean)
Our sincere sympathies to Linda,Troy,Stacey,Aimee and families.
We felt privileged to be counted as friends to Gord & LInda.
Gord, I’ll miss the banter and golf games.”Woody”.
Sincere condolences to Troy, Michelle, Lilly and Ella. You will miss your father and grandfather so much but you no doubt have many special memories to cherish. We will keep you and all the family in our prayers. God bless.
Linda: I am very sad to hear of Gords passing! I know he was a very kind & loving man by the way he showed my mom, Lillian Thompson, how much he respected and cared for her. She loved it when the two of you visited her and when you would have her over. I appreciated it with all my heart! My regret is that I never got to know Gord better and that our family reunion never happened. I do know though, that he will be highly regarded as a good, kind and giving man. With all my love, Bette Van Es
Our sincere condolence to Linda and family, so sorry for your loss
Gabrielle and James McCormack
December 18, 2016
So sorry Linda. Sad to find out that my old school friend has passed on. I may have been in the navy on the East Coast for 50 yrs. but I never forgot you and Gord. You guys were always in my thoughts.
Sincere condolences to Linda, to his children, grandchildren and to the rest of the family members. He will be missed and I know he fought a brave battle.
Linda and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Gord. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss Linda, Troy, Stacey and Aimee. I am happy that I had the opportunity to know Gord. He was a good friend and strong supporter of our Hamilton Police Retirees Association. R.I.P.
So sad to hear of Gords passing. I knew him to be a very giving and generous Rotarian when I lived in Hamilton. My sincere condolences to the family.
Linda & Family — our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. Georgette & Derek
Our heartfelt condolences to Linda and family. May the wonderful memories comfort you.
Rest in peace Gord.