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Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson

Kamloops, British Columbia

August 13, 1946 - November 26, 2023

Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson Obituary

Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson, a beloved resident of Kamloops, B.C., passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2023, surrounded by her husband Don, her daughter Leah, and her son Dan, at the age of 77. Connies journey with cancer was marked by unwavering determination, challenging the notion of losing a battle when she never ceased to fight. Her resilience prevailed, and though she is no longer with us, it is essential to recognize that she never lost her fight. Born on August 13, 1946, in New Westminster, B.C., Connie grew up in Quesnel, B.C., where she met her life partner, Harvey (Don) Thompson. They exchanged vows on October 9, 1965, embarking on a 20-year journey across Canada due to Dons military service. Connies diverse career path reflected her passion for children and small businesses, working in schools, daycares, and serving as a beloved secretary at Mount Paul United Church during her retirement years. An avid curler, Connie learned the sport on military bases and continued to play in numerous tournaments alongside Don, showcasing their competitive spirit and even securing victories. Later, she embraced golf, exploring courses across Saskatchewan and British Columbia with friends. Settling in Kamloops in 1994, they became members of Mount Paul Golf Course, enjoying years of camaraderie on the green. Connies love for gardening manifested in her cherished backyard, adorned with vibrant flower beds and roses. Volunteering at the church, playing cards, and sharing coffee moments with the church ladies were among her favorite activities. A stroll with Don along McAurther Island to appreciate the butterfly garden reflected her appreciation for natures beauty. Above all, Connie cherished her family, earning her the title of “Nana Connie” to grandchildren and friends kids. Her home was a haven, always open, filled with games, snacks, and love for even the grandpuppies. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harvey Don Thompson, her daughter, Leah Thompson-Skotnicki (Mark), her son Dan Thompson (Beth), her brother Reid Whitney (Linda) and her sister-in-law, Marg Whitney. Connie will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, her husband Don's family and her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ethel Whitney, and her brother Terry Whitney. Honoring Connies wish, a service will be held in the Spring when flowers bloom, with details to follow once a date is set. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the Cancer Clinic teams in Kamloops and Kelowna, as well as the staff on the 7th floor of the Galardi Building at Royal Inland Hospital. Special thanks go to the nurses and staff at Trinity Hospice House for their love and tender care and they were loved in return.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson hosted by Drake Cremation & Funeral Services.

Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson, a beloved resident of Kamloops, B.C., passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 26, 2023, surrounded by her husband Don, her daughter Leah, and her son Dan, at the age of 77. Connies journey with cancer was marked by unwavering determination, challenging the notion of losing a battle when she never ceased to fight. Her resilience prevailed, and though she is no longer with us, it is essential to recognize that she never lost her fight. Born on August 13, 1946, in New Westminster, B.C., Connie grew up in Quesnel, B.C., where she met her life partner, Harvey (Don) Thompson. They exchanged vows on October 9, 1965, embarking on a 20-year journey across Canada due to Dons military service. Connies diverse career path reflected her passion for children and small businesses, working in schools, daycares, and serving as a beloved secretary at Mount Paul United Church during her retirement years. An avid curler, Connie learned the sport on military bases and continued to play in numerous tournaments alongside Don, showcasing their competitive spirit and even securing victories. Later, she embraced golf, exploring courses across Saskatchewan and British Columbia with friends. Settling in Kamloops in 1994, they became members of Mount Paul Golf Course, enjoying years of camaraderie on the green. Connies love for gardening manifested in her cherished backyard, adorned with vibrant flower beds and roses. Volunteering at the church, playing cards, and sharing coffee moments with the church ladies were among her favorite activities. A stroll with Don along McAurther Island to appreciate the butterfly garden reflected her appreciation for natures beauty. Above all, Connie cherished her family, earning her the title of “Nana Connie” to grandchildren and friends kids. Her home was a haven, always open, filled with games, snacks, and love for even the grandpuppies. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Harvey Don Thompson, her daughter, Leah Thompson-Skotnicki (Mark), her son Dan Thompson (Beth), her brother Reid Whitney (Linda) and her sister-in-law, Marg Whitney. Connie will be dearly missed by her grandchildren, her husband Don's family and her numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Ethel Whitney, and her brother Terry Whitney. Honoring Connies wish, a service will be held in the Spring when flowers bloom, with details to follow once a date is set. The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the Cancer Clinic teams in Kamloops and Kelowna, as well as the staff on the 7th floor of the Galardi Building at Royal Inland Hospital. Special thanks go to the nurses and staff at Trinity Hospice House for their love and tender care and they were loved in return.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Constance (Connie) Faye Thompson hosted by Drake Cremation & Funeral Services.

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