Allister Moore Thompson, age 92, of Westville, passed away on October 22, 2018 in the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit, Pictou, NS.
Born in Westville, on October 29, 1925, he was the son of the late Moore and Rena (Roy) Thompson.
Al enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1944 serving as an Able Seaman in WWII. He was discharged in 1946. He began working in the office with the Drummond Mine, Westville, later with Maritime Packers in Pictou, and then Eatons in Moncton and Toronto as an accountant. In 1981 Allister and Dorothy both retired moving back to Durham, Pictou Co. He was a member and elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville, the Western Star Lodge #50, and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #35. He was very active with the Order of Eastern Star, Westville, and the North Admiral Murray Retired Naval Assoc.
Surviving are children, John (Charlene), Green Hill; Ann MacLeod (Eric), Salsbury, NB; David (Louise), Dieppe, NB; brother John R. Thompson; 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Swan); and brothers Vinton and William Thompson.
Many thanks to all Allister’s Home Care Workers and staff of the Northumberland Veteran’s Unit, Pictou for their excellent care.
Visitations will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 25 from Eagles Funeral Home, Westville. His funeral service was held 11 a.m. Friday, October 26, from Eagles Funeral Chapel with Rev. Greg Dickson officiating. Interment was in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, Sylvester. Donations in memory of Allister may be made to the Northumberland Veterans Unit, Comfort Fund or the St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Westville.
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