Austin Thompson
1933 - 2018

Of Wiarton, peacefully at Gateway Haven, on Friday March 16, 2018. Austin “Aussie” James Thompson at the age of 85. Husband of the late Marjorie (nee Urbshott). Beloved father of Tanya Stryker and her husband Dan. Dear Papa of Shelby (Trent), Cameron, and Shannon Stryker. Also missed by his special friend Doreen Gilbert. Survived by his sister Hilda Balls. Predeceased by his parents Edward and Jessie Thompson, his sisters Pearl Buckland, Alice Brady, Cora Howe, and Wanda Lorraine (infant), and by his brothers Les, Lorne, and Mel Thompson. Also survived by his many friends and relatives. A Celebration of Life for Aus Thompson will be held at the Purple Valley Hall 565 Purple Valley Road, on Saturday April, 14th, 2018, at 7 p.m. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to Friends of Gateway, or the Wiarton Legion Branch #208, would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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