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J.A. THOMPSON PASSES SUNDAY
NATIVE BORN, FOLLOWED
OCCUPATION OF TIN SMITHING
AND PLUMBING -- EXPERT WORKMAN,
AND RETIRED FROM BUSINESS ONLY
A FEW MONTHS AGO -- WAS IN HIS
71ST YEAR.
MEAFORD EXPRESS (1938) -- The death early Sunday morning of James Alexander (Sandy) Thompson occurred at his home on Sykes St. after an illness of several weeks from a heart seizure.
   The late Mr. Thompson was born in Meaford some 71 years ago, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Thompson, and spent his life in Meaford. He was apprenticed to the plumbing and tin smithing trade by the firm of Cleland Bros., and was a leader in his line. He had charge of many important plumbing jobs in Meaford, and it was while working on the Public School heating plant that he was stricken with a heart seizure culminating in his retirement from business nearly twelve months ago, and his ultimate passing.
   Deceased was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and highly esteemed by many friends, who were grieved at his death. Deceased is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Harriett Turner; two sons and two daughters: George (Pete), town; John H. of the Bank of Montreal staff, St. Thomas; and Hazel, Mrs. L.R. Bishop, Portneuff, Que.; and Marjorie, Mrs. W.A. McRoberts, London.
   The funeral was held from his late residence on Tuesday afternoon to Lakeview Cemetery. Service was conducted by Rev. T.D. Painting, Rector of Christ Church, and the members of Meaford Lodge I.O.O.F. The pall bearers were close friends of deceased as follows: Messrs. T.T. Paul, W.R. Conn, W.H. Gibbons, Tom Male, David Butchart; H. Gill.
   The floral offerings were very numerous and beautiful and testified to mingled feelings of sorrow and esteem.
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Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford, Ontario tombstone inscription, from BGOGS :

McROBERTS
William A 1894 - 1940 husband of
Marjorie THOMPSON
James A Thompson 1868 - 1938 his wife
Harriett TURNER 1872 - 1954
Elliott Thompson 1838 - 1890 his wife
Margaret 1841 - 1914
George T son of Elliott & Margaret Thompson
died Aug 1 1874 age 8 yr 27 da

For complete cemetery transcriptions, please contact the
Bruce Grey Ontario Genealogical Society

Obituary Source: Meaford Express

Obit & tombstone data submitted by: Donna Binsted

Contact : dbinsted at yahoo.ca

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