William C. ThompsonMarch 27, 2015
Reverend William (Bill) Clifford Thompson went home to his Lord and Saviour on March 27th, 2015. He passed away at Bobby’s Hospice, Saint John, NB, while surrounded by his family. Bill was born in Saint John in 1935, son of the late Robert and Alice (Toner) Thompson.
Bill is survived by his wife Patricia (Patty) nee Taylor; his son Herb (Michelle Richard); his daughter Melissa (Andrew Earle); his brothers Manford, Calvin, and Robert; and his nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by his eldest brother Norman, and his sister Jacqueline.
In his younger years he was an avid woodsman and respected hunting guide. After a brief time in the welding trade at the Saint John dry dock he served a term as a Shantymen missionary in Newfoundland. He then continued his education at the Atlantic Baptist College while at the same time serving as a fulltime pastor and being a husband and the father of two children. In 1972 he graduated and was ordained by the Atlantic Baptist Convention. Throughout the remainder of his ministry he served varyingly as a fulltime pastor, an interim pastor, and founder of the Bill Thompson Evangelistic Association until his retirement in 2012.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Fundy Funeral Home 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) with visitation being held on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will take place from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 2 p.m. The service will be conducted by Reverend Dan Sentner and Reverend Jack Allen. Interment will take place at Chance Harbour Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory can be made to Bobby’s Hospice or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
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