Helen Margaret Thompson — obituary

Helen Margaret Thompson of Chesley passed away at Brucelea Haven, Walkerton on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in her 92nd year.

Helen was raised on the family farm in Appleton, Ontario and in 1947 she married Malcolm Thompson. They farmed and raised their two sons in the Almonte area until 1964, when they sold the farm and moved to Southwestern Ontario. During this time she was active in the Ontario Farmer’s Union and was quite proud to have assembled and published a cookbook for this organization. In later years she enjoyed going to threshing festivals and jamborees with her partner Ron Bowerbank. Her heart and soul, however, remained in “The Valley” as she returned there regularly throughout the years to visit friends and relatives.

Loving mother of Raymond (Cindy) and Reginald. Helen will be fondly remembered by her four grandchildren and brother Mel (Shirley) Fee. She was predeceased by her husband Malcolm “Mac” Thompson (1974), partner Ron Bowerbank (2016), sister Muriel Kernaghan, brothers James, Arthur and her parents Hubert and Jeanette (Aitkin) Fee.

As per Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place with private family services to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rhody Family Funeral Home, Chesley.