Robert (Bob)

Born 25th October 1927, died peacefully at home on Friday December 26th 2008. The eldest son of the Reverend James Currie Thomson and Margaret Ellen Thomson. Bob is survived by his loving wife Nancy, his son Keith (Lisa), and daughter Rhona as well as grandchildren Braeden and Shayla. Also survived by his sister Margaret Anna Kelly, his brother Peter (Heather) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob graduated from UBC with a BSc (Agriculture). He taught in B.C. for over 30 years – 25 as a Science teacher in Maple Ridge. He enjoyed teaching but he especially enjoyed all his students over the many years.

Bob was very active in the community – in St. Andrew’s United Church, Maple Ridge Lions Club, Ridge Meadows Hospital Board and in Curling. He was well known in the community for his wood-working and gardening and was honoured by being named Citizen of the Year in 1999. He will be missed by many people but most of all by his loving family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Maple Ridge Hospital Foundation, St. Andrew’s United Church or Maple Ridge Lions Club. A memorial service was held on Saturday January 3rd 2008.

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