It is with very heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Barry “Bo” Stephen Thomson on August 7, 2013. Barry was born May 18, 1947 in Hornepayne to Bert and Francis (nee Southam) Thomson. Barry was called many things throughout his life- “Bo”, “The Man”, “B”- but he was proudest to be called husband, father, and grandfather. He was a devoted husband of 43 years to Jill (nee Mallette) of Levack, doting father of Kirk and his wife Heather of Ottawa and Robyn and her husband Oscar Cano of Copper Cliff, and extremely proud Papa to Maira and Darcy Thomson and Daniela Cano. Bo was the baby brother to Gary (Eleanor (deceased), Shirley Lavigne (Fern (deceased), and Pam Thomson. He was loving son-in-law to Alf (deceased) and Velma Mallette. Bo was a much loved brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, and friend in our family. He will be greatly missed by his “Crew”: David, Ed, Richard, Rick, Pete, Bruce, Lorne, Keith, and Bernie. Bo was a kid at heart and found pleasure in many things: fastball, golf, hockey, curling, trains, and fishing on Onaping Lake to name a few, but his family and friends gave him his greatest joy. Papa’s girls have a special place in his heart- whether it was playing silly games, snuggling instead of napping, or giggling over baby toots, Maira, Darcy and Daniela filled him with profound happiness. Thank you to Sudbury’s finest paramedics, GSPS, Dr. Laski, Dr. Baigrie, the team at the Ottawa Heart Institute, and Co-op Funeral Homes. Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada, or the charity of your choice. At Bo’s request, we will host family and friends for a celebration of life on Saturday, August 17, 2013 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at the Onaping Legion, Branch 503. We hope that wherever you are, the beer is cold, the fish are biting, and your feet will always be warm! Funeral arrangements entrusted to the COOPERATIVE FUNERAL HOME, Chelmsford.
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