Warren Raymond THOMPSON

November 23, 1914-May 31, 2014

For over 99 years Warren lived independently, then passed away at the Campbell River General Hospital after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife Rhoda of 67 years. He is survived by his son Michael and Mike’s wife Juanita of Bakersfield California; close friend Beverly; grandchildren Heather, Leah and Jesse; and eight great-grandchildren.

Warren was born and raised on a remote cattle ranch in Kalispell, Montana. He married Rhoda in 1937, and she was his constant companion and business partner until her death.

Through Rotary, the couple made many wonderful friends in Campbell River, far too many to adequately name here. They cherished these friendships and loved Campbell River, and in 1987 immigrated to Canada. In 2003 they were granted Canadian Citizenship.

Warren was an accomplished aircraft pilot with commercial and instrument instructor ratings. He and Rhoda, also a pilot, had many adventures flying from the Arctic Circle to Central America. They also traveled around the world to South America, Africa, China, and even Tibet.

Warren’s lifelong dream to be a published author was fulfilled when, at the age of 90, he wrote the novel “Earthquake”. He went on to write a book describing the history of the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Museum.

We are thankful to Dr. Kerry Baerg, Warren’s doctor for many years, and to the compassionate nurses at Campbell River Hospital who cared for him during his last days.

Warren will be greatly missed. You are welcome to join the family any time between 4pm and 8pm on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at the Eagles Hall in Campbell River to celebrate his life. Donations in Warren’s memory can be given to the Campbell River Rotary Bursary Fund, PO Box 72, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 5Z9, or the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, 375 2nd Avenue, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 3V1


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