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Obituary for Earl Thompson

Earl  Thompson
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, Earl Ronald Thompson, passed away in Brandon. Born November 4, 1966 to Joyce Thompson (nee Perrin) and Ronald Thompson, Earl was raised in Brandon, Manitoba and graduated from Neelin High School. During his high school years, Earl worked at Buns Master Bakery. Following graduation, Earl completed Carpentry and Woodworking as well as Architectural Drafting at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. He was also an evening instructor for computer drafting at Assiniboine Community College. In 1986, Earl was hired by Manitoba Hydro and was a dedicated employee as Team Leader of The Geographical Information Service for 32 years. His most recent academic achievement was his postgraduate certificate in Theoretical and Applied Geographic Information Systems from Simon Fraser University in 2006. Active in the community, Earl was in Scouts, he was a very proud Air Cadet of Squadron 82 (and later Civilian Instructor), an enthusiastic volunteer projectionist for the Evans Theatre at Brandon University, and a member of the Manitoba Hydro Golf League. When not at work, Earl spent his time doing the things he most enjoyed: golfing, woodworking, volunteer projectionist, aviation and war historian, sky diving, zip lining, edge walking the CN Tower in Toronto, Ont., culinary adventurist, playing billiards, travelling, and movies. He was always happy to help out his family and friends with building a garage, shingling a roof, or building a fence. If ever you needed help, Earl was there with hammer in hand. Earl is survived by his loving wife Debbie Medwechuk; mother Joyce Thompson; brother Mark (Sherri) Thompson; sister Lara (Cameron) Thompson McBride; uncle Ed Perrin (Heather); cousin Carmon Perrin; brother-in law Christopher (Lisa) Medwechuk; niece Chelsea (Drew) Carney; nephew Cody Medwechuk; nephew Jason (Stephanie) Medwechuk; and great nieces Sydnee and Sienna Medwechuk. He was predeceased by his father Ronald Thompson; grandparents Gertrude and Fred Thompson; and grandparents Helen and Jack Perrin. Earl will be greeted by the many past loved pets in his life when they meet on the Rainbow Bridge. A Come and Go Reception took place at Memories Chapel on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a time of reflection at 2:30 p.m. Everyone who loved and remembers Earl’s kind heart, and love for his family, friends, are considered honorary bearers. Donations in memory of Earl may be made to the Brandon Humane Society, 2200 17th Street East, Brandon, MB R7A 5Y4 or Diabetes Canada, Unit A1-800 Rosser Avenue, Brandon, MB R7A 6N5 or The Evans Theatre, 270 18th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9.
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