Larry  Thompson

Obituary of Larry Thompson

At Wingham & District Hospital on Sunday, December 26, 2021, Larry Thompson of Belmore and formerly of Kitchener, passed away peacefully at the age of 81.

Cherished father of Branden Thompson and wife Kelsey Leonard. Loving grandpa of Maxwell, Tucker, Jacob and Owen. Dear nephew of Joanne Beaupre and Evelyn & Wally Weber. Larry will be lovingly remembered by Greg McCuish, Andrew McCuish, Scott & Galina McCuish and their son Michael and Robert & Diane Leonard and their daughter Jorden. He is predeceased by his parents Roy & Jean (Thaler) Thompson.

Larry was born in Kitchener, Ontario on June 30th, 1940 and was the only child of Roy and Jean Thompson. Throughout his life, Larry worked at his parent’s restaurants, The Wagon Wheel in Kitchener, and Steak & Shake and Pioneer Dine and Dance, both in Guelph. Larry had many jobs while at the restaurants but his biggest job was peeling and cutting all the potatoes by hand. Later on, he was self-employed as a hairdresser in Kitchener for many years. After his retirement, he relocated to his family’s home in Belmore where he spent his time landscaping their two-acre property, something he really enjoyed and took pride in. Larry was a proud dad and grandpa and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto would be appreciated.

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