Obituaries

Jack Thomson

02/02/1941 - 21/10/2021

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Obituary For Jack Thomson

February 2, 1941 – October 21, 2021

With unbearable, sadness we also have to announce the passing of our Hero- our dad. Jack Thomas Thomson, resident of St Albert AB, formerly of Grande Prairie AB and Quesnel BC, sadly passed away Thursday October 21, 2021, at the age of 80.

Jack was born in Quesnel BC on February 2nd, 1941. As a young child Jack spent many years in Alexandria and McLeese Lake area. At a very young age Jack decided working and driving truck was for him, and he never wavered. He quickly became the employee everyone wanted. He took great pride in his work, always going above and beyond and making everyone around him, better. Jack had a son named Rollie, and would later meet the love of his life, Sharon. Jack and Sharon were married for 46 years and would go on to have two more daughters, Marlee & Jacqueline. After years of logging in Quesnel BC, Jack landed an opportunity with his company South Caribou Enterprise, logging for Weyerhaeuser in Grande Prairie, AB. in 1995.

Jack & family would plant roots in GP for the next 26 years. Jack made many lifelong friends while working and living in Grande Prairie, ones he always remembered and talked about often, as he himself was adored and respected by all he met along the way. Jacks’ honesty, loyalty, kindness, and HARD work ethic is only part of what makes him a true Legend.

Many happy years were spent doing the things he loved. Coaching softball, fishing on the ocean, skiing, and working to name only a few. In the later years, as work slowed down a bit, Jack and Sharon loved to travel, take in as many NASCAR races as possible, and camp! Many happy nights were spent around a campfire with the people he loved, and regularly having happy hours “one more night cap" with his brother-in-law Barry at Pigeon Lake, until the sun was peeking through the trees. As his children grew Jack took great joy in spending time with his grandchildren. Countless hours were spent working outside with them, motorcycles, sports days, in hockey rinks and ski hills, or out camping together in their bus aka motorhome. Jack and Sharon eventually made the move into St Albert to be closer to family (and their youngest grandsons) in 2018 and spent their remaining years happily doing the things they loved. After the loss of his wife, Sharon, in October of 2020, Jack was encouraged by his family to live out his dream and purchased another diesel pusher bus, & head to warmer weather. Jack's final days were full of joy and excitement, he never slowed down, not for a minute.

Jack will be so greatly missed by his children: Rollie Thomson (Shelley), Marlee Thomson McAdie (Shawn), and Jacqie Wheeler (Ryan), as well as his grandchildren; Colton, Kaiden, McKenna Thomson, Dylan Thomson-Smith & Mason Smith, and Grady & Brexton Wheeler.

He was Pre-deceased by his father Scotty Thomson, mother Agnes Bourelle and his wife Sharon Thomson.

A celebration of life for Jack, with his wife Sharon, will be held in A joint celebration, in Grande Prairie Alberta, June 25 @ 1:00 at St. Joseph Catholic Church- 10404 102 street with a lunch & tea to follow. Of course, there will also be an evening gathering to share a happy hour “toddy” drink in Sharon & Jacks memory at the Crown & Anchor Pub at 7:00pm.

Photos, memories, and condolences and be shared with the family through email jacqiewheeler@hotmail.com Or on the Facebook memorial page “In loving memory of Jack & Sharon Thomson”.

Services

25 Jun

Celebration of Life

01:00 PM

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church 10404 102 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2W3 Get Directions »
25 Jun

Celebration of Life

07:00 PM

Crown & Anchor Pub 8022 100 St. Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6H7 Get Directions »
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  • 06/12/2022

    Came to know Jack and Sharon when they moved their logging operation to Gr Prairie.Hauled logs from his camp on Nose MTN Rd. He was definitely a go- getter. Would be trucking down the road and would meet Jack hauling a piece of equipment at 2 am or some crazy hr. He would give me shit if I went by his camp without stopping to visit or have one of the biggest best ever cinnamon bun. I built a deck on there house in Wedgewood in the off season. Sharon was the greatest host. She would always bring me a cool lemonade or treat. She told me just come in and help yourself to anything in the fridge. She had her office set up in middle of family room or something and one Fri she was gone to Edmonton with her beautiful daughters. Guy,s were stopping by for paychecks and I noticed them stacked on her desk, I knew most of these guys from the bush and started handing out checks. I was little hesitant about that, but Monday she told me great job! They were both the greatest and most positive people you could know. Condolences to girls and Rollie

  • 06/12/2022

  • 06/09/2022

    Our dear friend Jack, such a beautiful soul. I will never forget him saying my teenage son fell asleep, during our pot roast Sharon cooked in Barbados, due to the sun when in fact it was due to the copious amount of alcohol he had consumed whilst sat around the pool with Jack and my husband! Fun and fond memories of one of life's true gentlemen. Sharron and graham.

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