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Mary THOMPSON

 THOMPSON    Mary    August 5, 1936 – March 1, 2021  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary    Constance (Royle) Thompson who died peacefully at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence on March 1st. Born in St. John’s in 1936, Mary grew up
THOMPSON Mary August 5, 1936 – March 1, 2021 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Mary Constance (Royle) Thompson who died peacefully at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence on March 1st. Born in St. John’s in 1936, Mary grew up in a loving family with parents George and Bridget and her three adoring brothers John, Bob, and Pat who have remained so close all these years.If there was a match made in heaven, it came to life when Mary met and later married the love of her life, Douglas Thompson in 1958, who together would go on to raise five children in a happy home on Linden Place. Those hectic days offer so many precious memories largely as a result of Mary’s devotion to family, including her genuine qualities to heal, comfort, encourage, and laugh. Time with family was always her priority, which often included her “extended” family made up of her children’s friends; regulars at Linden Place, who were always made to feel at home. Mary and Doug also cherished their own many great friendships over the years, all of whom filled our house with stories and laughter on countless occasions. Included is the Friday night card games with the Collins and Powers which went on for over 40 years without hardly missing a beat. Also are fond memories of fun and laughter with decades old friends the O’Gradys, Waddens and so many others through the years. Later in life as her children moved out (and some away) Mary’s insuperable bond with us all made it impossible to move too far from the nest or leave it for very long. She was the glue to keep us all tightly connected. This was the start of frequent visits and the annual Thompson reunion which brought the clan together for memories that can never be forgotten. That bond only strengthened with the arrival of Mary’s grandchildren who she loved dearly and loved being around. Mary had a truly special way about her which made everyone around her feel comforted and better about themselves. Her grandchildren would constantly remark about the way she greeted those she came into contact with….it was always “my darling”, “my love” or “God love ya”. She had such a gentle soul and was always worried more about other people than herself. Her great outlook on life and constant smile was infectious to all of us. So “God love ya”, Mary Thompson ….(and we know he does), as you have left behind a legacy of love, family, and kindness that will be remembered always. Mary is predeceased by husband Douglas (2017) and leaves to mourn children Anne (John), Michael (Susan), Douglas (Li), Danny (Bernie), and John (Sandy) along with grandchildren Katie, Sarah, Jonathan, Jack, Christopher, Laura, Patrick, Daniel, William and her brothers John (Marjory, dec.), Bob (Diane) and Pat (Therese). Mary will also be dearly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and close friends. She is resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home for on-line visitation only. A celebration of her life for all the goodness Mary brought to the world will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please buy a bouquet for yourself or a loved one and think of our Mom who would so like you to enjoy their beauty. Or simply cherish those around you with kindness and compassion as our Mother always did. The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation for the incredible caregivers at Kenny’s Pond who have cared for Mom like family over the past several years. To send a message of condolence, please visit www.carnells.com

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