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Lynne Thompson

06/05/1944 - 22/11/2022

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Obituary For Lynne Thompson

May 6, 1944 – November 22, 2022

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of (Phyllis) Lynne Thompson on November 22, 2022. Lynne was a genuinely kind soul that touched the lives of so many along her journey.
Born May 6, 1944 in Edmonton AB, she was raised by her mother, Naomi LeVine (Bryenton) & Nana Nissen along with her younger sister, Muriel. The family relocated to Grande Prairie from Grimshaw AB where she met the love of her life, Neil Thompson. Lynne & Neil married Dec 30, 1963. As newlyweds they ventured North to Norman Wells before they had had their first son Sam, July of 1969. While in the Yukon, Lynne gained certification as a teacher at an elementary school. It was here she discovered an extraordinary gift educating children.

Returning from Yukon, they moved to Jasper AB in 1972 in time to have their second son, Russ. Then, from their home in Sexsmith, AB they welcomed their baby girl, Heather April 1977. In 1979, Lynne‘s gift with children supported families in Thorsby AB where many of the day home families remained in contact for years.
In 1984, Thompson’s moved to Fort St John BC. For many years, Lynne continued making more lifelong community connections while working at ABC Day Care. She was also very involved in the community at Peace Lutheran Church; her many friendships attest to her belonging there. She was an active member of the Evangelical Women’s League, taught Sunday School and ran a Parent & Tots educational program. Lynne’s ability to connect with children was most evident in her special relationships with her grandchildren during their youth; she is greatly missed by Clayton & Chicayla and Danelle & Dalen.

In later years, after a series of mini strokes, Lynne moved into Peace Villa. Following Neil’s passing in 2018, Lynne was relocated to and was well cared for at the GP Care Centre until her final day on what would have been Neil’s 81st birthday. She leaves behind a legacy of character strength, natural beauty and unconditional love that will be missed by many.

She is survived by her children; son Sam Thompson and his children Clayton and Chicayla, son Russ Thompson (Tamara), daughter Heather Nelson (Dale) and children Danelle and Dalen, sister-in-law Iris Thompson and brother-in-law David Thompson, nieces Rita & Jodi and nephews Dwayne & Ash, as well as her cousin Cathy’s children Amy & Peter who were very dear to her heart. She cared very deeply and had a level of compassion that so many were drawn to. She also had a habit of informally adopting others; relatives were not the only ones to call or think of her as “Mom”. She was a beacon of love in this world that shone so brightly.

Lynne was predeceased by her husband, Neil, her mother Naomi Levine, father Ted (Fredrick) Bryenton, and her sister, Muriel.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life 1pm Saturday November 26, at Peace Lutheran Church (9812 108 Ave Fort St John BC).
Donations of kindness or other support are encouraged to further enable Alzheimer research.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

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  • 11/25/2022

    I met Lynne at a young age of 16 We worked together at Abd daycare she mentored me in so many way she was there when I found love and I brought my little boy to daycare Clayton was also there she taught me the values of unconstitutional love through her own tears . And how to be a faithful wife aswell as a faithful daughter to her father. I tried several times to find her again. And never was able until now but I know I will see her again . Loved her so much .Rev. Melody Willment formerly Belcher

  • 11/25/2022

    I remember Lynne as a loving and kind friend who helped me on my life's journey in many ways. I have so many wonderful memories . She loved music and one time at a low point in my life, she sang a song to me to comfort me. Even though she said she couldn't carry a tune, I was able to make out what the tune was and to learn the song. She will be forever in my heart. Love and hugs to you all family and friends

  • 11/24/2022

    My very deepest condolences to you all. She was one of the kindest, most sweet people I have ever known. She will deeply missed by all of you ♥ ❤. Lots of love Levola

  • 11/24/2022

    Dear Sam, Russ and Heather It's been such a long time since I've heard of your mother. I read your dad's obituary sometime after he passed away. But lost all contact with your mom. I'm so sorry for your loss, but we know your mom is with Jesus in heaven. She was my best friend the years that we lived in Sexsmith at the same time. We spent many times visiting and praying together. Heather, you and your mom came to Heritage Lodge one evening when Alex and I played music there. If I remember correctly. I would love to visit with you Heather and you Sam and Russ as well, but I think Heather is the only one near here. I'd love to come to the funeral, but I won't be able to. I think my e mail might have been sent without this message. I would love to make contact with all of you. I will be praying for you as you miss your mom. Love Esther Christensen (Bartsch). My phone #'s 1 780 814 0304 cell 1 780 567 9893 Clairmont

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