Donald Thompson

Thompson- Peacefully with his wife Olive by his side following complications from COVID 19 at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Sunday April 19, 2020. Donald Rolland Thompson, age 69 years of Sarnia. Much loved husband of nearly 48 years to Olive (Dodge). Loving son-in-law of Becky Dodge and brother-in-law of Roland (Judy) Dodge, Larry (Denise) Dodge and Susan White all of Newfoundland. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. Don will be fondly remembered by; his best friend, BJ Biemans of London, ON, the family of Victor Ventura and by many others in the Dominican Republic, Newfoundland and Columbia. He was predeceased by; his mother, Elaine (1971) and by his father-in-law, Leo Dodge (2015). Don retired from Union Gas in 2009 and he and Olive enjoyed their retirement traveling abroad. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of Don’s life will be announced at a later. In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Bluewater Health Foundation or Beyond the Beach Children’s Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway. Messages and condolences may be left online @ Knight 519-862-2845.

Visitation Information

There will be no visitation at this time.


Bluewater Health Foundation Beyond the Beach Children’s Foundation

Funeral Date

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

31 thoughts on “Donald Thompson”

  1. My sincerest condolences go out to you Olive! Hope to see you sometims over the summer. Take care my friend.

  2. Olive sorry for your loss Don will be surely missed I can still remember the day you guys wedding. Love Nora

  3. Just to say that Don,Dot Greg,Gisel,Rachel and I were the 6 Amigo's now we are 3 but will continue. Even through our distances we were and will always be together.

    Once in Oakville Don and Dot came to our recue by sharing there room (I locked us out)In the mean time Don and I played the heros by getting a young lady out of a shady situation.
    Oaw that is one of our great times.

  4. Tom and Peggy Mackie

    Olive we are so sorry to her about Don's passing, he was a great guy in and outside of work. he will be sadly missed

  5. Al and Jan McChesney

    We were deeply sorry to hear of Dons passing. A true gentleman Our thoughts and prayers are with you

  6. Querida Olive, estamos contigo desde la distancia te enviamos un cálido abrazo, agradecemos a Dios habernos permitido conocer un hombre maravilloso con alma tan noble que llevaba mucha alegría y sonrisas a donde iba…a ti solo decirte que te amamos, que Dios te de el consuelo que necesitas.

  7. Carol and Wayne Walker

    We are also one of your many Friends made from your annual trips to PUERTO PLATA and have cheerished your friendship for many years…….. Don's passing from Covid 19 has made us all realize that this is getting close to home… Praying that your Health is strong Olive…. Please take care of yourself…. Don will always be with you whereever your travels take you but definitely hope you can come and visit us in Arizona. Will always have a place for you to stay…… As well, we will certainly take a trip to Dominican again and see you there…… In the mean time, keep healthy and take all the love you need from your many friends to help you through this crisis….. You both will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love you….. xoxoxo

  8. Al Putt and family

    Dear Olive, We are very sorry for your loss. The man we casually knew as “DT” touched so many hearts young and old through life. Whether at work or in everyday meetings, the man always put his “spin” on whatever was up for discussion.We all know how many young hearts he touched during the Christmas holidays and we will be forever thankful! He will never be forgotten! Hang on to all the memories.

  9. Greg and Cathy TImlin

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Olive during this most difficult time. This seems so crazy that this can effect the lives of so many people and we are saddened to think what you must be going through. You both have lived your lives as such selfless people and deserved the best in retirement. We hope in time , you can find peace and comfort in all the fond memories you crated and all the joy you have brought to so many people. Stay safe and stay strong.
    Love Greg and Cathy TImlin.

  10. We are sharing in your sadness and loss as we remember Don.The residents and staff will hold him in our hearts and pray that God's grace will comfort you all during this time.

    Sweet Peace and much Love to you.

  11. Jim & Loretta Nurse

    Olive & Family,
    So sorry to hear about Don. He will be greatly missed and we will remember the happy memories with him and all the families around Gull Pond and the Stephenville area.

  12. My Poem To Don.
    (Sending this “Don” style)

    You were my sunshine
    But now my rain
    You were my happiness
    But now my pain
    You were my smiles
    But now my tears
    You were my rock
    But now my fears
    You made me laugh
    You made me cry
    But I never wanted
    To say good-bye
    Your words, your truths
    I did admire
    We had a friendship
    “Caught on fire”
    You were my love
    My heart was full
    But now my heart
    Has got a hole
    I love you Don
    My BESTEST friend
    I’ll miss you TIL
    We meet again

  13. It is with sadness that I hear of Don's passing. I fondly remember looking forward to around Christmas time when you and Don would come and vist Dispatch as Mr and Mrs Claus with tons of cheer and candy and smiles. Very special moments you created. I am so very sorry for your loss. Bj would update me with your trips to DR and I know how special these moments were for the 3 of you. Hugs Mrs Claus!!

  14. Olive and family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He will be remembered for his kind and gentle ways. His memory will live on in our hearts forever.

  15. Olive.
    So sorry to hear about Don’s passing – condolences to you and your family. It was always a pleasure to assist you and Don with your travel plans. I miss our chats. Know that you are being thought of – relish your memories ❤️
    Best, Joan

  16. Hi
    I knew Don growing up in Oil Springs. We played together often from Grade 1 and up. I lost track of him after school, and moved away for my career. I heard from a friend about his passing and wanted to extend my condolences. I have good memories of our time as young kids.

  17. Mark and Lorraine Guthrie

    Sending our sincere condolences to you Olive and your family at this sad time. We have good memories of Dow Days. Take care and keep your great memories of Don in your heart.

    Sincerely Mark and Lorraine Guthrie.

  18. Hi Olive

    I am so sorry to hear about Don's passing and am thinking about you in your time of grieving.

    Try to keep positive and remember the good times that you had together.


  19. Shirley & Jim Burgess

    Dear Olive:
    What an absolute shock!
    We are so sorry for your unbearable loss.
    Please take care of yourself. You and your family are in our thoughts .
    Love Shirley & Jim

  20. Maureen and Mike Beauregard

    Olive and family – So sorry to hear that Don has passed. We have lots of great memories, particularly when Don played Santa every year at the Union Gas Children's Christmas party. Although they didn't know at the time that it was Don, they still remember him, his HO HO HO and, of course, his chuckle. My heart goes out to you.

  21. Olive,
    I was so sorry to read of Don’s passing. You shared a very special bond and love that was so evident every time you spoke of him. Our sincere sympathy and our prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    Sincerely, Karen & Gord Ryan

  22. Sears & Carolyn Keating

    Olive, we are so sorry to hear of Don's passing. Know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. Keep your memories close at this difficult time. Sincerely, Carolyn & Sears

  23. so sorry to hear of Don's passing. our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
    Tom and Florence Dodge

  24. Laurie Scott (Atyeo)

    With regret I have heard of the passing of Don. My sincere sympathies to you and family.
    Olive, we lived across the street from you on Virgil Ave.
    This is so very hard to deal with and I am thinking of you and hoping you are surrounded with love; even though we cannot physically meet know that my thoughts are with you.
    I would love to hear from you.
    Sincerest Regards,
    Laurie Scott

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