February 2, 1941 – October 21, 2021
In loving memory ~
With unbearable, sadness we 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 TRUE 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 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 grand sons) 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 (Loved like a Father, by Brenda & Teresa Marcotte). Sister Helen (Alfred) Krause, sister Betty Karolat , Step sister Teresa (Kelly) King. He was Pre-deceased by his father Scotty Thomson, mother Agnes Bourelle, brother in law Jerry Karolat and his wife Sharon Thomson.
A celebration of life for Jack, along 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 (location TBA)
Photos, memories, and condolences and be shared with the family through email firstname.lastname@example.org Or on the Facebook memorial page “In loving memory of Jack & Sharon Thomson”.
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