It comes with heavy hearts and great sadness that the family of Gary Thompson announces his passing
on January 11, 2020 at Brampton Civic Hospital, as a result of an accidental fall from which he did not
awaken. Gary had just turned 62 years old in December 2019.
Gary was the youngest son, born December 19, 1957 in Newmarket, ON, to Gladys (Thompson) King and
Bruce Thompson, and much-loved brother of Bill Thompson, Charlotte (Thompson) Stier and Brian
Gary lived most of his adult life in Brampton, ON but spent a lot of time in his hometown of Jackson’s
Point, ON. Growing up Gary played hockey and greatly enjoyed the atmosphere at the arena; as a young
adult he worked at both the Georgina and Brampton Arenas. He also had a great love for animals and
for a time worked as a groom for racehorses at a local stable in Aurora and even traveled with the team
when they raced in the United States. Gary enjoyed watching horse races and would watch them at the
track as well as at home. Gary liked transport trucks, and at one point in his life he wanted to be a
transport truck driver. Although he didn’t end up driving transport trucks, his attraction to the
“wheelers” stayed with him. He was always available for a game of Euchre and wouldn’t worry who he
may have for a partner they were lucky; he was a very good partner for whoever he was teamed with.
Gary loved playing with any of the kids whether it was just a walk or playing outside, puzzles, board
games, cards whatever it may be, he would be more than happy to join in.
Gary had a heart of gold and was willing to help anyone in any way he could. He was the one that kept
in contact with everyone and made them feel like family. He appeared to have inherited his mother’s
strength and tenacity for whatever may have come his way.
Gary was predeceased in death by his wife Dorothy, his father, Bruce, his mother, Gladys, and his
brother, Bill. He is survived by his sister, Charlotte, his brother-in-law, Heinz, his brother, Brian, and his
stepchildren, Jeremy and Liza. He was a loving Uncle to Crystal (Grant), Jason (Heather), Serena (Kent),
Chris (Michelle) and Shaun, and much-loved great-uncle to his great- nieces and great nephews. He will
be sadly missed and fondly remembered by extended family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. If desired in lieu of flower, memorial donation can be made to the Juvenile
Diabetes Association or Toronto General Hospital Kidney Foundation. Details regarding the Celebration
of Life to follow.