Edith Thompson

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Edith Thompson (nee Janning) in Kamloops on July 3, 2015, at the age of 90. She was born in Darfield, B.C., then known as Chinook Cove, on April 2, 1925

During World War II Edith worked in Vancouver, met and married Bob Thompson, who was in the Navy.

They lived first in Vancouver where they bought a home. They moved to New Zealand, and later to Australia where Bob worked at the University of Melbourne as an entomologist. They enjoyed travelling by ship, which was much more common than by plane, and they made several trips to England to visit Bob’s relatives.

Edith was predeceased by her parents, Hubert and Hildegard Janning, two brothers, Bernard Janning and Hubert (June) Janning Jr.; a sister, Louise (Harry) Swaffield; and her husband, Bob. She is survived by her two sisters, Trudy (Andrew) Farina, and Betty (Glenn) Hemmons. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at the Darfield Community Hall on Saturday, August 8, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please a make a donation to the charity of your choice.


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