In Memory of George Thomson
It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of George Thomson on November 17, 2021. George passed away holding hands with his beloved wife of 29 years, Fern Casey-Thomson. He was a loving and caring husband a true gentleman, patient and kind, and loved and respected by everyone.
He beamed with great pride when talking about his children and step-children: Deborah (Mark) Carbone; Sherry (the late Leigh) Morton; Brenda Gallino; Hidemi (Gord) Phillips; Debbie (Paul) Macdonell; Rick (Kathleen) Casey; Reverend Cindy Casey; and fondly remembered by David Gallino.
George was predeceased by his beloved wife Jean Ashton Thomson; his parents Erma and Stewart Thomson; his two brothers Stewart and Ronald and his step-son Paul Casey. Grandpa will be deeply missed by his many great grandchildren, grandchildren and by his many nieces and nephews.
George’s impressive career included when in 1968, as the Director of CPIC, he was instrumental in the staffing, development and implementation of the Canadian Police Information Centre. This computerized law enforcement system continues to be the system used in police cars across Canada.
Family and friends may pay their respects at Heritage Funeral Home (1250 Trim Rd, Orleans) on Monday, November 29th. Visitation at 10:00 am, will be followed by a Celebration of Life and reception. At the request of his family, attendance will be restricted to fully vaccinated guests only. Advanced registration is not required however all guests must supply proof of vaccination and wear a mask.
Donations in George’s memory may be made to the CHEO or a charity of your choice and would be greatly appreciated.