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Born: May 25, 1931

Date of Passing: Mar 29, 2000

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PIPE MAJOR TOMMY THOMPSON Peacefully, at the Selkirk General Hospital, on March 29, 2000, our husband, father and grandfather, passed away at the age of 68 years. Tom is survived by his wife Janette; sons, Ken (friend Teresa) and children, Ryan and Ashley, Doug (Lissa) and grandchildren, Jordan, Paige, Iain and Taylor and son Stuart. He is also survived by his brother Bill (Jean) of Winnipeg; sister Margaret in Scotland and many in-laws, nephews and nieces, both in Canada and abroad. Tom was born in Overtown Lanarkshire, Scotland on May 25, 1931 and later immigrated to Canada in 1967, with his wife and infant son Ken. He dedicated his life to teaching and playing his bagpipes, which included 21 summers at music camp in the Peace Gardens. Toms working years began with car repairs and ended with retirement in 1996, after teaching Auto Body repair at LSRCSS for 20 years. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 42, Selkirk, serving on the executive and also the Over 60 Club. Tom will be sadly missed by family, friends and all whose life he touched. At Toms request, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Monday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m. in the Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline St., Selkirk, Man. with Padre Peter Cain presiding. Fellow members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 42 will form a guard of Honour and hold Legion Rites. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations can be made in Toms memory to the Selkirk Highland Gathering Association, Box 59, Selkirk, MB, R1A 2B1. My life on earth is truly past Ive loved you all to the very last Weep not for me, but courage take And love one another for my sake. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 01, 2000

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