With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Joe Thompson on May 2, 2020, at the age of 56. He was surrounded by people he loved and doing what he loved best – being with his friends.
From a young age Joe dreamed of the North. A few years after his son Joseph was born, in 1994 his dream came true when he moved to Yellowknife and even more so when he began working at Independent Electric. This is where his northern family was born with his brothers, Bart and Greg. His work took him all over the North to enjoy the territory he loved so much. Joe took great pride in sharing his passion for the North with his son. There was nothing more important to Joe than the time he spent with his friends sharing drinks, cracking jokes and lending a hand. Most weekends he could be found at Shipwreck Bay doing what Joe did best and that was having a good time with his brothers. He connected with the love of his life, Tammy in 2009, and began their life journey here before leaving the North in 2017 to move closer to their family. Joe and Tammy spent much of their spare time riding Joe's Harley. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren, who miss him dearly. The North was his true home and he loved it. He was very genuine and sincere to everyone he met. He was a great father, husband brother and friend. His laugh, his smile and his lust for life is forever imprinted on our hearts.
Forever missing Joe is his loving wife, Tammy; step-son, Chad and Khai Rowe; step-daughter, Crystal and Justin Noble; eight grandchildren; brother, Steve and Sandy Thompson; sister, Peggy Benedikt; nieces, Crystal, Jenn, Paige (Joe); nephews, Harley, Skylar, and Cameron; as well as several other family members and great friends (Bart Coumont, Dave Coumont, Greg Riviere and his wife Heather).
Predeceased by his son, Joseph Thompson; parents, Ross and Dorothy Thompson.
A Celebration of Life will be held at in Wetaskiwin, Alberta on May 8, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at Shipwreck Bay on a date in the future. In Lieu of Flowers, donations can be made to Canadian Heart Foundation
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Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta
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