Obituary of Jean Durnford Thompson
Thompson, Jean Durnford (MacRae)
Passed away in her 100th year at Kingsbridge Retirement Community on June
10, 2020. Born January 10, 1921 to George and Betty MacRae in Oxford, Nova
Scotia. Predeceased by two sons Roderick (one day) and Cameron (age 35),
sister Doreen, brothers Robert and Gerald, nephew Allan.
Jean is survived by beloved son Ronald (Patty) of Smiths Falls, three
grandchildren, 8 nieces and 7 nephews.
Jean graduated as a Registered Nurse (Toronto General Hospital) 1943 and
joined RDAMC (Lt. Nursing Sister). Her varied nursing career that lasted until
retirement at 75 years of age included four years at the military hospital in
Germany, in Canada working neurosurgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, intensive
care, hospital administration, nursing home administration and finally
Friends and relatives have filled Jean's life with love and activities. A major
activity in Jean's 70s and 80s was her membership in the Rideau Trail
Association for which she frequently volunteered to lead hikes and was
repeatedly elected to serve on the executives of the Association and the
Special thanks are extended to niece Brenda (D.J.) Campbell of Stellarton, N.S.,
dear friends Carolyn Beatty and Dawna Winges, the caregivers of Limestone
Home Health Care, and the staff of Kingsbridge Retirement Community who
have all lovingly cared for and supported our dear Jean.
To the end, Jean remained quick witted, always elegantly dressed and a gentle
Due to Covid 19 restrictions a private family interment will be held.
Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the Rideau Trail Association.