Virene "Vi" Elva Thompson (née Finlayson)

Sunday, November 27th, 1927 - Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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Virene “Vi” Elva Thompson (née Finlayson) formerly of R. R. #2 Kincardine, passed away at R-Villa Retirement Residence, Ripley on Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 at the age of 93.

Beloved wife of the late Alvin Errington Thompson (2015).

Dear mother of Sandra (Allan) MacDonald of R. R. #2 Ripley, Karen (Tom) Riley of R. R. #4 Walkerton, Arlene Thompson (Peter Corbett) of London, Brian (Betty Anne Bushell) Thompson of R. R. #2 Kincardine, Joyce (Chris) Cotterall of Brisbane, Australia and Janice Thompson (Ron Johnston) of Granbury, Texas.

Missed by her grandchildren, Terry (Sean Pressey), Regan (Derek Hori), James (Anita) MacDonald, Brad MacDonald, Brett Thompson (Dan Wright), Allyson (Andrew Lambert), Robyn (Greg Farrell), Amanda Riley, Darcy Cotterall and Elly Cotterall and great-grandchildren, Emma, Evan, Evie, Jack, Nathan, Charlie, Emmett, Kate, Jase, Finley, Tristan, Jillian and Kira.

Fondly remembered by her sisters Oral Cameron of London and Marilyn (Bob) Johnston of Ripley, Along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

After graduating with her nursing diploma from the Stratford School of Nursing in 1949, she worked for several years as a registered nurse at the St.Mary's and Kincardine hospitals. Virene was an active member of Kincardine United Church, Kincardine Agricultural Society, Bruce County Museum Board and for 53 years, the Bervie Women’s Institute.

Predeceased by her parents, Orville and Verna (née Hooey) Finlayson, grandson Jason Thompson, nephew Scott Cameron and in-laws Bernice (John) Norman and Murray Cameron.

Final resting place, Kincardine Cemetery.

Memorial donations to Kincardine Agricultural Society or Bruce County Women’s Institute Scholarship Fund would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy and may be arranged online or through the funeral home.
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    Kincardine Cemetery
    294 Bruce Ave.
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Due to provincial restrictions, a private family service will take place. Please contact the funeral home by 4:00pm Sunday if you would like to access the Zoom link.


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Jim & Judy Sloan

Posted at 09:14pm
Karen, Tom and Amanda, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Mother and Grandma Vi. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely Judy & Jim Sloan

Wayne Pryce

Posted at 01:49pm
Wayne & Julie Pryce
Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Cherish all those special memories.

Julie McGuire

Posted at 09:29pm
What a wonderful lady. Her card writing and letter writing skills were amazing. She made me smile many times. I enjoyed meeting with the whole family at the anniversary party. Condolences to all. Ron and Julie McGuire

Bob and Shirley

Posted at 05:01pm
We want to send our sympathy to all of your family at this time. Vi was a person that made a difference in the community around her as well as being a wife , mother and grandmother to a lot of people for many years. You were fortunate to have her with you so long. Bob and Shirley

Bob & June Gilchrist

Posted at 01:20pm
We send sincere condolences to all Virene's family in the loss of a great lady who left us wonderful memories of the life she lived so well. She will be missed and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Bob & June Gilchrist

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