Thompson, Marion (nee Statler)
August 9, 1918 to January 14, 2019
Mom passed away peacefully at Central Haven Special Care Home in Saskatoon. Central Haven was her special home for the past several years and we thank the staff for their excellent care and many acts of kindness.
Marion was the second of 8 children born to Leroy and Ella Statler. She was born in Indian Head and except for a period during WWII when she worked at a factory in Ontario, she was a lifelong Saskatchewan resident. She married Forrest (Dutch) Thompson in July, 1946 and began a career as a hard working farm wife and Carlyle and district community member. Marion met all the challenges of farm life with determination and loved the supportive friendship of wonderful neighbors and community members. Dutch and Marion were avid community supporters and were always quick to volunteer and be involved. This was particularly true to support their children and grandchildren. They were Carlyle Cougar hockey fans and enjoyed many hours at the arena. They travelled many miles to attend the grand kid’s hockey and ball games and special events. Gramma enjoyed every trip and every opportunity to be with her family. She loved camping, being at the lake, a good joke and sharing meals with family and friends.
Marion is survived by her sister Ida and three children – Judy, Carol (Malcolm) and Neil (Karen); 9 grandchildren – Aaron, Dawn, Tristan, Katie, Michael, Joey, Patrick, Tucker and Kaelen; and 5 great grand children – Kolten, Erin, Dannie, Griffin, Ben and Finley.
Dutch and Marion moved to Coteau Place in Arcola in 2007. Dutch passed away in 2008 and Marion moved to Saskatoon in 2014. We enjoyed a wonderful celebration of Marion’s 100thbirthday this past August. We have many fond memories of our Mom and Gramma – she lived a long and loving life.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Glen Morris Cemetery in Carlyle, SK.
“God saw you getting tired …. So he put his arms around you and whispered come to me……”