THOMSON, Barton Arthur
Mr. Barton Arthur Thomson of Oshawa, Ontario passed away on Monday, June 18, 2018 at the age of 88. He was born on May 21, 1930 in London, Ontario and grew up in Toronto as the second eldest of five siblings. In 1952, He married Dorothy and lived throughout the mining communities of Canada while raising their 4 children. Bart’s accomplishments in mining were many, but his most notable was as Manager of Kidd Creek Mine. In 1984, he retired with Dorothy to their beloved cottage on Lake Simcoe until her passing in 2001. During his later years, Bart was accompanied by his dear friend Adele, who provided a wonderful life and cared for him up to the time of his passing. Bart is survived by his son Barton (Christine); son Daniel (Susan); daughter Jill Stevenson (Robert); and daughter Georgia Budd (Terry). He is preceded in death by Dorothy, his wife of 56 years. He is survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Old Stone Church, 1490 Durham Regional Rd 15, Beaverton on Wed., July 4, 2018 at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Donations can be made through McIntosh-Anderson-Kellam Funeral Home Ltd., 152 King St. E., Oshawa (905-433-5558).
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Jun 21, 2018Cheryl Hennessey
Dear Thomson Family and Adele: Fond memories of "Grandpa" Bart at Sarah and Sean's wedding when he and Adele took over the dance floor. A wonderful Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Treasure the memories - I am sure there are many! Cheryl Hennessey
Jun 24, 2018Jim and Lori Lundy
Dear Jill and family, We are keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers. Living a long life filled with a meaningful livelihood and a loving circle of family and friends is such a blessing. I hope your good memories carry you when your hearts are feeling heavy. With deep sympathy, The Lundy family
Jul 2, 2018Pat and Robin Jones
For my mom Adele and Barton’s family we would like to express just how sad we are at this time. Barton was a really great man, always game for fun adventures like trips to Turkey or a drive to Campbellford to pick up chocolate and do lunch. He and my mom loved to go dancing or enjoy an afternoon tea with friends or as they called it “go shop hopping”. Barton has known my family since he himself was a school boy. I remember as a kid going to their home up north in a mining community and swimming in the lake there. My brother Dave was covered in blood suckers but I was fine. Dorothy saved him by pouring salt on his legs. These are my memories. Barton was so generous, inviting us to his awesome home on lake since and making dinner and introducing us to Wilbur his pet chipmunk. So many great memories we all have. We miss him dearly but the memories remain. I will never have a cup of Typhoo tea without thinking of Barton.
Jul 3, 2018Jeff Hubbell
Barton was my dad's close childhood friend and -- in later years -- my mom's partner in crime/fun/life/dancing/travel/chocolate. Barton was a gentleman and an adventurer and a great companion to both my parents at different times in all of their lives. I know he will be missed dearly by many, but I want to thank him for what he meant to them.