Herbert Reginald (Reg) Thompson

On October 17, on a sunny autumn afternoon with beautiful fall foliage visible from his hospital window, Herbert Reginald (Reg) Thompson peacefully passed away, his wife, Irene and her best friend, Ginnie, at his side.

Born in Rossland, BC on July 1, 1935, Reg was a man of personal strength and a caring husband, father and grandfather. After a long career with ICG Propane, he retired to Salmon Arm and became an integral part of the community, being involved in Rotary and dance club. He was well respected for his outstanding talents in woodwork, producing many beautiful pieces of intarsia.

He will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife, Irene; daughters, Bernice (Wayne), Maureen (Gordon), Wendy (Joe), and Janet (Brian); 13 grandchildren; and a huge network of friends.

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to Dr. Kirkman, the community service workers and all the exceptional nurses at Shuswap Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Shuswap Rotary Club, PO Box 454, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4N6. Your total donation will be in support of the Universal Access Children`s Play Structure in Blackburn Park.

A celebration of Reg’s life will be held at the First United Church, Salmon Arm on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm with friendship gathering to follow.

Online condolences can be sent through Reg’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.