Peacefully, on Monday morning, February 03rd, 2014, with over 87 years of stories and fun and teaching and song, Becky departed. Predeceased by her parents, Eleanor Thomson (nee Walls) and Samuel Thomson, Denfield, Ontario, and her sister, Agnes Somerville (Strathroy), and brother George Thomson (Ilderton). A much-loved Aunt of Jane Somerville, Mary Pennell and Neil Somerville plus the Grand Aunt to Jordan and Julian Caspari, Becky and Joel Somervile, and Robert and Alex Dixon, and the Great Grand Aunt to great nephews and nieces numbering 22 in all. Becky was a facilitator of life, fun and mischief. Named the Woman on the Move in 1998 (Toronto Sun), this award only begins to capture her creativity, adaptability and independence. Her first job as a teacher at Lake Wilcox prepared her for her further specialties of Music and Special Education; then years at O.M. McKillop, Crosby Heights, Donhead Secondary, and Charles Howitt, where she taught music.
Becky always reminded us “For the concert of life, no one gets a programme.” Her life’s libretto led her to be a founding member of the Earl Terry Singers in 1948, over 40 years with the Mendelssohn Choir, and a founding member of Ensemble TrypTych Chamber Choir.
Becky won the Betty Bedner Volunteer Award from AboutFace, 1988. She was an active member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Toronto; and an avid traveler (often with Consort Caratatis).
A service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for the life of Becky Thomson will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2737 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, on Saturday, March 08, 2014 at 11am followed by Lunch and Refreshments at the Church. Donations in lieu of flowers are welcome at www.aboutface.ca.
At her direction, Becky will be buried in the family plot in Carlisle United Church Cemetery, Carlisle, Ontario, in Spring 2014. Haskett Funeral Home, Lucan, Ontario 519 227-4211 entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.