Passed peacefully away on Monday, April 19th, James Leslie Thistle (b. July 24, 1931). Predeceased by wife Mary (2018), son Jim (2016) and granddaughter Gwendolyn (2011), brothers David and Eric. Leaving to mourn daughter Laurie Ryan (Terry, deceased), daughter-in-law Barbara Thistle, and Jan Dicks, grandchildren Wendy Russell, Stephanie (Brad) Greer, Paul Thistle (Lesley Pike), Michael Thistle, and Rachel Thistle, great-grandchildren Olivia, Andrew and Grace Russell, and Ethan Greer, plus a large circle of family and friends. He will be lovingly remembered for his quick wit and unflagging humour. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Hillcrest Estates as well as staff of 4 South B, Health Sciences Complex. A graveside ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m., at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. No flowers by request; donations may be made to Bridges to Hope – 39 Cookstown Rd, St. John’s, NL A1C 4G7.
Laurie and Family, deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad, I have wonderful memories of all of you visiting us in Topsail and listening to stories from our DadS past.. Sharon (Hutchings) Smith
Laurie, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I remember him as a very gentle, nice man with a twinkle in his eye. My thoughts are with you & the family.
Thanks Jim for your friendship and the rides and or conversations where we solved the problems of the world. Jenn and I send our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Our deepest condolences on Jim‘s passing. We worked together for many years at CBC. You’re all in our thoughts and prayers
We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. May you find some comfort in loving memories.
My prayers and thoughts are with you. Bertha Melendy (Hillcrest Estates)
Deepest sympathies at your family’s profound loss, now and over what has been a difficult decade.
My deepest sympathy to you. And your family. I know you have inherited your Mom’s strength to carry you through such a very difficult period..
I have so many memories of your Dad at family parties, he always had a funny storey for everyone .
Keep your memories they will get you through.
Love Uncle Reg
My condolences on Jim‘s passing. He was a Great friend to my parents Fred and vera Evans. I also new Jim and worked with him for a time as well as spent time with Jim and Mary in Florida. Jim is a lovely man.
I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. I will always remember him with his quick wit and big smile. As a young fella I remember going to the cabin and out for a run in the boat. Great times..great memories.
RIP Uncle Jim
Our deepest condolences to the Thistle family. Jim and his late wife Mary were members of our group. They loved to play cards every Wednesday. They were both sweet, sweet people and will always be remembered. Take Care. Board and Staff of Mount Pearl Seniors Independence Group.
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Thinking of you all at this time
I remember James and Mary coming to pick Gwen up at work every night
they were so devoted to their family
My condolences to you on the loss of your dad. May your memories be a comfort to you in the days ahead.
Laurie and family. Our deepest sympathy at this time. I remember your family visiting us in Topsail many years ago and your dad and mom stopping at our gas bar in Avondale on his way to the cabin. He was always a very nice man.
Ann (Hutchings) and Terry Wade
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We always enjoyed our time with Jim and Mary. He always made us laugh with his quick wit and humor. He will be missed. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Deepest Sympathy.
From the Morgan Family
Laurie and family.
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.. Your Dad and Mom were great friends and neighbors of ours at the cabin and home. We send our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with you at this sad time.. Remember the good times and hold them dear to your heart. God bless.
Patsy and Dave Carmichael
Laurie & family. Our sympathies on uncle Jim’s passing. Although it was expected it is still difficult to lose a parent. Uncle Jim was the last of his generation. Take comfort that you were able to spend some quality time with him to say your goodbyes. Love Aunt Elizabeth and Margo
Paul and family
We are sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. We hope you and your family find comfort in your memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
So very sorry for the loss of your Dad. This has been a terrible few years for you. Wonderful that you were able to be here for him . Take care of yourself, Jack and Fran
So sorry about your father’s passing. Deepest sympathy to you and all the family. He is with your mother now. Hugs.
Paulette and Donald Foote
Memories- let them guide you and help you through this difficult time. Thinking of you.
Laurie and family,
Saddened to hear of your Dads passing. I have happy memories of many get together s in Florida and both your Mom and Dad welcomed me to Masonic Park.
My prayers are with your family.
To Laurie and family, Sorry to hear of the passing of your da d.Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Sarah and George Chafe
Laurie & Barb and families
We are so sorry to hear of your father’s / father-in-law’s passing. We have many fond memories of Jim Thistle as well as Mary. We sincerely hope you find some comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that you are in the prayers of many. God bless you all during this difficult time and always.
Laurie and Barb. We were so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was such a sweetheart and we have only fond memories of him. Our sincerest sympathies.
Elaine and Colin
So very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.
Barbara and Jan,
My condolences to you and your families.
Unfortunately, I am unable to go to Mount Pleasant .to be with you.. My thoughts are with you.
We are saddened to hear of your Dads passing, but happy that he is now at peace with the family he loved so much, He was the most wonderful neighbour and friend one could ask for,cherish his wit, his love for his family and all that he was, he loved you so much thankful you were with him till the end., Sylvia & Wilf Snelgrove.
My heart goes out to you all during this sad time …. I have many fond memories of Mr Thistle from our days at our cabin … he was quick with a smile , a joke and a laugh . He always made time for Dave’s little girl from down the road or rather over the stream and through the trees ….
So sorry for your loss Your dad was a gem for sure and he is missed by all i
My condolences to you and your family
Thinking of you at this sad and difficult time
Laurie, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.. So glad you got home to spend some time with him. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Hugs