Obituary of Mary Lillian Thompson
Mary Lillian Thompson
August 21, 1922 ~ January 28, 2022
Mary Lillian (Boyle) Thompson - Lil or Lily as she was called by her St. Louis friends was born in Wakaw, SK on August 21, 1922.
Mom grew up in St. Louis, SK. She was actually a student of her father’s who taught school at the Gerond School nearby. The family moved to the Prince Albert area and lived on forty acres in the RM of Buckland that bordered the Prince Albert city limits. Mom and Dad married on August 9, 1943 and lived in a very small house that was built on my grandparents property. After having five children and around 1956 they bought a property and built a home in Nordale. It was the very North West corner of the city. There they raised eight children. Mom was very active in the community and helped to raise money to support the community in its endeavours. Bingos and Fall suppers come to mind as well as Christmas concerts and plays and many other activities that helped to make improvements and entertain the people of the area. Mom stayed at home and raised her children until the youngest, Shawn, was in kindergarten. At that time, she got her drivers license and took a class offered in the community to become a teachers-aide. Mom worked at St. Joseph School and then at Turgeon School until she retired at the age of 65. Mom loved to paint, knit and garden. Her lilies were outstanding and many received bulbs to grow their own. Unfortunately, Alzheimer’s prevented her from continuing and the last 12 years were spent in the Herb Bassett Home.
Mom was predeceased by her, husband Marcel; son, Robert; daughter, Lorraine; parents, Arthur and Marie Boyle; parents-in-law, Arthur and Freda Thompson; siblings: Robert (Louise), George, Florence (Fred Harvey), Isabelle, Charles, Christine, and Patricia (Andrew Fournier and Don Reeve); brothers-in-law: Ted, Allan (Nettie), George (Doris), Eric (Marge) and Donald; sisters-in-law, Stella and Ivy.
Mom will be terribly missed by her children: Arthur (Marlene), Fay LeChasseur, Karen (Garry) Johnston, Patrick (Rita), Ann (Gus) Praud, Philip (Lori), Shawn (Pascale); numerous grand children, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; youngest brother, Ed (Helen); brothers-in-law, Keith Thompson and Blake Jones; sisters-in-law: Edith Thompson, Lea Boyle and Aleca Boyle.
Mom passed away on January 28, 2022 from complications of Covid-19.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Nordale Hall- 1306-6 Avenue North West, Prince Albert, SK to celebrate the lives of both Mom and Dad together.
In lieu of other tributes, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society, 20 Eglinton Ave. W, 16th Floor, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8, made in Mom’s name would be wonderful.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.grays.ca. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray's Funeral Chapel, (306) 922-4729.