Kenneth William Thompson passed peacefully on February 22, 2022 with his faithful canine companion, Katie at his side.
Born June 17, 1941, in Toronto. Predeceased by his parents Howard and Alfreda Thompson and his loving wife 57 years, Sandra. Proud father and friend to son Jeff (Tracy), and equally proud of his grandchildren Alec and Sarahanne. Survived by siblings, Jim (Cathy) Thompson, Marjorie (Doug) Haas and Bert Thompson.
Ken grew up in Toronto, but had a love for the country life. He graduated from University of Guelph with a BSc in Animal Husbandry, dreaming of one day owning his own farm. Working across Canada, chasing the technological wave, Ken, Sandra & Jeff lived in Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa, London and Carleton Place. Ken and Sandra purchased a farm in Fullarton County, fulfilling a lifelong dream for Ken. Together with his son, Jeff they worked together on their farrow to finish swine farm for 12 years. Ken retired to Stratford and occupied his time with the Kiwanis Club, Stratford Garlic Festival, fostering kittens for the Stratford Humane Society and drove Mobility and school buses. After taking wood working lessons, Ken discovered a love and new talent for carving. His animal carvings are a source of pride to his family and will always be cherished.
A private family interment will be held at Avondale Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday, March 7, from 2-5 p.m. at the W.G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron Street, Stratford. Proof of double vaccination and photo ID required. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Stratford Perth Humane Society or the Kiwanis Music Festival through the funeral home. 519.271.7411 www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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