In Memory of




Obituary for Derwyn William Thompson

Peacefully, in Brockville, Ontario, on October 6th, 2023. Derry passed away, surrounded by the love of his family. He was 90 years of age.
Derry is survived by his cherished wife, Kathy (nee Cleland), after over 69 years of marriage. Caring and devoted father of their five children, Shawn (Kathryn From), Tara (Scott Cameron), Rebecca (Rick Shields), Megan (Ernest Liptak), and Jason (Judy Lovell).
Proud and fun "Poppa" to his grandchildren, who all adored him; Rowan (Michael Grassie) & Andie (Tom Shaver) Shields, Sydney & Blake Cameron, Logan & Josephine Thompson, and to his great-granddaughter, Calla Grassie.
Predeceased by his precious granddaughter Avery Thompson in 2012.
He will be lovingly remembered by his siblings, Bill and Lee Rattray, Glenna, Mark, and Lewis Thompson, and their families.
Predeceased by his sisters, Marilynn, and Christine Thompson, his parents William and Elvera (nee Handley), and his step-mother, Arlene (nee Misener), niece Heather Rattray, nephews, Matthew Thompson and Sharif Elhilali.
Derry will be fondly remembered by the Cleland family that he was part of for over 70 years. He will be forever loved and missed by Nan (nee Cleland) Bowler and her family.
Derry joined the R.C.A.F. in 1950 and spent most of his military life in the A.S.W field at Maritime Command in Greenwood and Halifax, Nova Scotia.
He joined Computing Devices Company in Ottawa in 1964 and enjoyed a 29 year career there in A.S.W. marketing.
Upon his retirement in 1993, he and Kathy purchased Millisle Bed and Breakfast in Merrickville, ON and happily worked together to make it one of the most successful in Eastern Ontario.
Derry had such a unique personality and was always so optimistic, adventuresome and fun to be with; and so enjoyed making people happy. The family has been blessed to have all our wonderful memories of our times with him.
In keeping with Derry's final wishes, cremation and an immediate family gathering has taken place.
Inurnment will be at Pleasantview Gardens, near St. Catharines, at a later date.