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Monday March 04, 2024

THOMPSON, Pastor W.T. Raymond – a faithful servant of Jesus Christ, peacefully in his sleep and with Sandra, his wife, partner and friend of 50 years at his side, promoted to the loving arms of his Lord & Saviour on the morning of Monday, March 4th, 2024 in his 80th year.  “Absent from the body… present with the Lord” II Cor. 5:8.  Cherished husband of Sandra Thompson (nee Nesbitt) of Simcoe, having celebrated 50 years of marriage on September 22nd, 2023.  Loving father & grandfather of Stephen (Trisha) of Barrie, children Meghan (Mathai), Caleb, Joshua & Andrew; Esther Laidlaw (late Bruce) of Markdale, children Chloe, Rylynn & Elliana; and Ruth Thompson of Hamilton, and her daughter Cuiliu.  Dear brother & uncle of Dorothy Ward (Robin) of Antrim N. Ireland, children Gillian, Timothy & Alison; Valerie Cassells (Jimmie) of Glengormley N. Ireland; Ann Guy (late Hugh) of Coleraine N. Ireland, sons Andrew & Jonathan; Alaine Hern (late Paul) of Malvern England, children Ashley, Rachel, James, Charlotte, and Thomas; and Noelle McCormick (Charlie) of Trillick N. Ireland, children Wendy, Simon & Jill.  Dear brother-in-law and uncle of the late Eric Nesbitt (Eleanor) of Strabane N. Ireland, daughter Sharon; late Raymond Nesbitt (Norah) of Armagh N. Ireland, children Iain & Alison; and William Nesbitt (Jennifer) of Armagh N. Ireland, their sons Christopher & Matthew.  Friends are invited to share their memories of Pastor Thompson with his family at the JASON SMITH FUNERAL CHAPEL, 689 Norfolk St. North Simcoe for visitation on Friday, March 8th, 2024 from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.  Raymond’s home-going service will be held at Emmanuel Bible Church, 24 Churchill Circle Simcoe on Saturday morning March 9th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Andrew Bunner officiating and Raymond’s dear friend John Bennett preaching.  Interment:  Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford Saturday at 2:00 p.m.  Family flowers only please.  Raymond has asked that those wishing to donate in memory of him consider two organizations that he served with as a missionary and a pastor over his 55 years of ministry,  to help them continue to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ:  The Faith Mission in Canada, and Emmanuel Bible Church Simcoe,  Personal online condolences at (519) 426-0199

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