Douglas (Doug) Thompson

July 22, 1934 to February 3, 2017


Douglas (Doug) Patrick Thompson, aged 82, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of his family on February 3, 2017 at Kennys Pond Retirement Home.  Doug will be remembered warmly by his wife of 58 years Mary (Royle), and his daughter Anne (John), Toronto; and sons Michael (Susan), Moncton; Douglas (Li); Danny (Bernie), Toronto; and John (Sandy) as well as grandchildren Katie, Sarah, Jonathan, Jack, Christopher, Laura, Patrick, Daniel, and William. Doug is pre-deceased by his parents Patrick and Barbara, sister Olive and brother Bob.  Born and raised in St John’s, Doug began his career as a Pharmacist, initially owning his own business on Quidi Vidi Road. Doug served as President of the NL Pharmacy Association from 1967-1970. After his career in pharmacy, Doug spent several years with the Crosbie Group in a number of management roles including facilities development for the 1977 Canada Summer Games and as General Manager of the Village Shopping Centre. He also managed properties for ManuLife, including the Cabot Place development in downtown St. John’s before establishing Thompson Insurance Limited in 1991, with his son John.  During his life, Doug remained active in the support of the community, especially through his near 50-year involvement with the Rotary Club of St. John’s Northwest where he served as President in 1978 and was later awarded the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship in 2005.  Above all else, Doug was a devoted family man and cherished time with his wife, children and grandchildren, including the extraordinary celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary with the entire family in Europe.   Doug’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the compassionate caregivers at Kennys Pond Retirement Home for their unwavering care and support and the exemplary care provided by Dr. Pat O’Shea; and sincere thanks to his many friends for their prayers and thoughtfulness. Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Sunday February 5,2017 from 2-4 p.m. and Monday February 6, from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday February 7,2017 at St. Pius X at 1:15 p.m.  Flowers gratefully accepted or donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.



2-4 p.m. on February 5, 2017

1-4 on February 6, 2017

7-9 p.m. on February 6, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:15pm, Tuesday February 7th

St. Pius X


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Dear Mary and family;
Sorry to hear of Doug’s passing; as you know, Doug and I go back a long ways, in fact I once did some part-time work for Doug at his drug store on Quidi Vidi rd, and of course in more recent years we connected at my pharmacy when I opened in Churchill Square.
Condolences from my family to yours
Basil Walsh

Dear Mrs. Thompson, Anne, Mike, Doug, Danny and John
I learned today that Mr. Thompson passed away earlier this month. You have my sincere condolences and sympathies. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nothing but the fondest of memories.

Mrs. Thompson, Anne, Danny, Doug, John and Mike,
I just learned of Mr. T’s passing. I will remember him as a great gentleman, always smiling and as the Dad in a house full of happy and kind people. My mother keeps great memories of living in the apartment of your home as a student where your Mom and Dad made her feel like family. My brother, sisters and I will remember the hospitality shown to us when we visited the Thompson home on Linden Court as kids. My father will always speak of “Doug” as a man for whom he had tremendous respect and admiration. Please accept our deepest condolences as we remember Mr. Thompson. God bless him!

Mary and family,
So sorry to learn of Doug’s passing. IWe know he had been ill for some time but is at peace now. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We offer our condolences and sympathies to you all.

Audrey Withers and family

Sincerest condolences Doug (jr), and to all of the Thompson Family.

Mary and Family;
So sorry to hear of Doug’s passing. We have lots of great memories and shared many good times through our years in Northwest Rotary. Doug was always there to join in for both the work of Rotary and to enjoy lots of fun and fellowship. He will indeed be missed.
Our thought are with you at this difficult time..
Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Carl and Leona Dyke
Bedford, NS

Mrs. Thompson, Anne, Mike, Doug, Danny, John and family,

I was so sorry to read of Mr. Thompson’s passing. I have such wonderful memories of all the times I spent at the Thompson home when we were growing up. Mr. Thompson was a devoted family man and always a gentleman.

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. My sincere condolences.

John and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Derrick Hayes & Debbie Morrissey

John and family. Learned today of ur fathers passing. Very sorry for the loss. As with my Dad ,he is gone physically but we have a life time full of memories. Hope all is well and hello to the fam.
Jeff Purcell

Dearest Annie, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved fathers passing. I am praying for you and your entire family during this difficult time…. blessings

Mrs. Thompson, Anne, Mike, Doug, Danny, John and families,

I’m so sorry to learn of Mr. Thompson’s passing. He was such a marvellous man, and always so nice to me, as well as the hordes of children who frequented the Thompson home in the 70s and 80s.

Blessings to you all, with my deepest condolences during this sad time.

So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.

Anne, Mike and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You’ll always have your cherished memories.
Take care and God bless.

With Sympathy

To Mary and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this most difficult time.
God Bless.
Douglas and Kathryn Mason

Mike and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

To Mary and the Thompson Family
It is with deep sadness that we just read of Doug’s passing. He was such a true gentleman ,who will be missed by those of us privledged to have known him..
Sorry we cannot be there today! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
Rex and Cathy Sinyard

Mike and family:
So very sorry to hear of your loss. May fond memories of your dad bring you comfort during this hard time in your life and may his soul rest in peace!

To: The Thompson Family

Sorry to hear of your loss .

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

So sorry to hear the news ,Anne. Thinking of you,your Mom and brothers and all the family,at this sad time.
Hope all the loving times and happy memories bring you comfort and peace.
Big Hug Mary Jane

Mrs. Thompson, Anne, Mike, Doug, Danny, and John;

Sorry to hear about Mr. Thompson(Doug) passing away. Doug was a consummate gentlemen. All the times I was in the presence of Doug from a little boy right up until the last time I saw Doug he was always gracious and a man of class. He was always having a good laugh and was always in a good mood. I know that my father and mother loved Doug and Mary’s company and it was always a pleasure to welcome them into our home.

I remember when my father passed away and Doug was right there in the room with Dad and he raised a glass for Dad to send him on his way to heaven. I will pay Doug the same homage and have a glass for him tonight as he makes his journey to heaven,

Mrs. Thompson and all the children, Doug was a great husband and father he will be sorely missed. God Bless you Doug!

John and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Our sincere sympathy on behalf of my husband and myself to you all at this difficult time. I have many good memories of your Dad during my time working with Thompson Insurance. He was a wonderful man. Cherish your memories.
Kathi Power

I wish to pass along our condolences to you and your family on behalf of my wife and myself. I am a friend and team mate of Doug Jr. at our Sunday night hockey at the J.B.A.
Greg and Ingrid Clarke

To Mary and family,

My sincere condolences to you all. I know only too well what a sad time this is. I wish you strength and lots of happier memories. They will prevail.
God Bless and Rest in Peace Doug
Maureen Fahey

My deepest condolences on the passing of your husband and father. He was a wonderful man who always welcomed me with open arms and a warm heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May his soul rest in peace.

To Mary and the Thompson family

We were saddened to hear of Doug’s passing.. Had the pleasure of working with Doug many years ago and went on business trips together. We also had a lot of fun with Doug and Mary on Linden Place, and at our own place. They were a beautiful couple who would welcome you into their home.. My wife and I looked after their 5 children while they went on a vacation. They were two beautiful people, and Doug will be missed.
Mary and the children, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and the Thompson family,
My deepest sympathies on the loss of your dad. On my visits to Linden Place so many years ago I remember him as a warm & kind man that welcomed everyone. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

A thoughtful man and a life well lived. RIP..


Sorry to hear about your Dad, my friend. My condolences to your family and may he rest in peace.

Scott Way

John, Katie and Jack: So sorry to hear of the passing of your father and grandfather. Please know you are in our thoughts

Mary and family, both Joe and I send our deepest condolences to you and the family. I have many memories of Doug when I worked for him at Thompsons Drug Store in the early 60’s , He was a wonderful person to work for, very gentle and kind always there with a smile and a good word. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May his gentle soul rest in peace.
With deepest sympathy
Carmelita and Joe Johnson

Sympathies to you and your extended family Anne.
We are thinking of you. Mulroys

My deepest condolences to Anne, J.D. and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather

Sorry to hear about the passing , he was a nice man . Thinking of you all at this time .

Mary, Anne, Mike, Doug, John and Danny.
Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Doug Sr. Your folks and mine were the greatest of friends for many years . They traveled together, played Sunday bridge, and truly enjoyed each others company. Many times either on Linden or Larch Pl. you could hear the laughter from another room and many times it was Doug tellin a joke or funny story. As us kids grew up to have families of our own and move all over this vast land home we knew that our folks were lucky to be deep rooted in St. John’s. My last visit home mom and I visited Mary and Doug across from St. Bon’s ,we had a drink and shared many memories. Rest In Peace Doug, Kids hug your mom for me and remember the good times during this difficult time.


Please accept my sincere condolences on your father’s passing.

Gary Baird

I have know Doug for many year through Rotary. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
Blessings Barbara Ellis

Our deepest sympathies to all of the Thompson’s on the passing of Doug. We hope you are able to enjoy the great memories Doug has provided over the years and share them with the next generation of Thompson’s. God Bless.

Our sincere sympathy to Mary and family. Over the many Rotary years both Carol and I have only fond memories of the times we shared with Doug and Mary. God Bless and Rest In Peace Rotarian Doug.

Jim and Carol Finch

My heartfelt sympathy is extended to Anne and entire Thompson family.

Our heartfelt condolences to Mike, Sue and the Thompson family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time,

Thinking of you all as you celebrate the remarkable life of Doug. I have childhood memories of Doug when he would visit Nana (Olive) in Corner Brook. He will be remembered as a kind and gentle man. With heartfelt condolences,

Meghan O’Brien

Our deepest condolences to the entire Thompson family. We are sorry for your loss!

To the entire Thompson family, I am sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I remember Mr. Thompson from when I would be over to your house on Linden Place. Great memories.
Thinking of you all.

My Deepest Condolence to all Mr Thompson Family,
I am a worker at Kenny’s Pond and have grown very fond of your Father and your Mother,we had many talks about your Family,he was a very Proud man and Loved his children,I’m glad and Blessed to have the Pleasure to meet your Dad,we laughed a lot and he made my day a lot of times,I will pray for your Mom who has lost the Love of her Life and I will continue to be there for her,Thinking of you all.
God Bless Mary

My heart goes out to all the Thompson family at this very difficult time. Doug Thompson was a fine man and leaves a great mark on this community which he served in so many ways. May he rest in Peace. God bless.

Our sincere condolences on the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather.

Sincere condolences to the Thompson family. Doug was a good man. He raised an awesome family. He & Mary lived life to the fullest. Lots of cherished memories of their visits to Corner Brook. Always loved being in their company. You as a family gave your father the greatest gift of all. He was loved and cared for by each of his children, especially in his last days. You let him leave this earth with dignity, for that you can be forever be comforted.

To the thompson family .Sorry to hear the loss of your husband and father .Doug was a gentleman and lovely person .Got to know Doug and his family from our working days at montys deli Churchill square .Rip Doug