Obituary of Cameron Noel Thompson
Cameron Noel Thompson
(February 2, 1928 - February 22, 2023)
Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Cameron Noel Thompson passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023 after a short illness.
Cameron was born on February 2, 1928 to Willie and Ruth Thompson in the Edberg/Ferry Point area where he lived for most of his life. On October 19, 1951, he married the love of his life, Frieda Boden. They were blessed with three children; Roger, Rita and Cathy.
Farming was his passion. Horses, cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, donkeys, cats and dogs were all part of this passion along with the mainstay of grain farming. For many years he enjoyed the harvest season alongside his brother Kenneth.
Cameron was a faithful member of the Edberg Elks and a founding member of the Edberg Elks Rodeo. He enjoyed big game hunting trips every fall to the Nordegg area with his friends, mountain horseback riding with his son and grandsons, spectating at his grandchildren’s sports activities, annual trips to the Ponoka Stampede, Sunday family dinners at the farm, and camping with family and friends. Cameron was known as always willing to lend a helping hand and as the community “water witcher” who found water for hundreds of rural farms around Edberg and beyond.
He was known to his family as the peaceful, calm, patient and kind head of the family.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Frieda, his son Roger (Debbie) Thompson, daughters Rita (Dave) Giles, Cathy (Mike) Cockcroft; eight grandchildren Jason, Jordan (Lindsay) and Ashley (Phil); Lisa (Kevin), Kris (Lori) and Kelly (Craig); Dylan (Cassandra) and Dane and eleven great grandchildren; Finley and Violet; Piper and Miller; Kira and Lexi; Jackson and Claire; Vada and Beau; Cohen and many other relatives and friends.
Cameron was predeceased by his parents Ruth and Willie; brothers Kenneth, Wilmer, and Jim; and infant sister Ruth Ann.
A Funeral Service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 6, 2023, at the CityLights Church with Rev. Brian Hunter officiating .
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Cameron's memory may be made to Saving Grace Animal Shelter.