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Ivan Alexander Thompson

Ivan Alexander Thompson

Thursday, April 24th, 1958 - Friday, November 15th, 2019
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Alexander Thompson; Paul Meredith Ivan died suddenly in Lunenburg, NS on Friday, November 15th, 2019 at the age of 61.

Ivan is survived by his cherished wife Brenda of Lunenburg, NS. Loving father of Mackenzie and Fraser. Ivan will be missed by his mother Patricia O’Meara Thompson of Kingston, brothers Mark (Bernadette Ridley) of Southbank, BC, Sean (Karen) of Kingston, ON, Philip (Mary Helen) of Toronto, ON and David (Jenifir) Thies-Thompson of Ottawa, ON and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father Dr. Trevor Thompson (Kingston, ON) and grandparents Trevor and Mary Thompson and Fitzpatrick and Florence O’Meara.

Ivan was born on April 24th, 1958 in Vancouver, BC. He lived in Burns Lake, BC, before the family moved to Portugal and Kenya until they settled in Oak Bay, Victoria in 1972. He graduated from Oak Bay High School and attended University of Toronto in Music Performance. He was an accomplished and passionate violinist. After graduating from U of T, he started his work with the Toronto Symphony where he worked for more than 30 years.

After he left the TSO, the family moved to Lunenburg where he loved the quaint village and the ocean. He enjoyed walking near the ocean with his beloved Duck Tolling Retriever, Bonnie.

A Celebration of Life and Music will be held Sunday, November 24th, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm with words at 2:30 pm, at Wartman Funeral Home - Kingston Chapel, 980 Collins Bay Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 5H2. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ivan’s life and love of music. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Canadian Mental Health Association or The Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library would be appreciated by the family. On-line condolences at
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  • Service

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 2:30pm
    Wartman Funeral Home "Kingston Chapel"
    980 Collins Bay Rd
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  • Reception

    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, November 24th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wartman Funeral Home "Kingston Chapel"
    980 Collins Bay Rd
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Gary Colwell

Posted at 10:40am
My sincerest condolences to Ivan's family in this time of sorrow...I was singing the Messiah and was told by his friend Paul yesterday and remember his glowing face as he played in the violin section. I remember the time we spent at the cottage....fond memories....he will be missed indeed.
Gary Colwell

Roberto De Clara

Posted at 04:17pm
I will always treasure our animated discussions about music, performers, repertoire and, of course, favourite recipes. Ivan loved life and took such great pride in his family. I will always remember his musical and career advice on so many different issues. He was generous and kind and possessed a very big heart!! Requiem Aeternam dear friend.


Posted at 02:18pm
Gone from My Sight I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads its white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. It is an object of beauty and strength and I stand and watch it at length. It hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then, someone at my side says: "There, it's gone!" Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all. It is just as large in mast and hull and spar as it was when it left my side: and just as able to bear its load of living freight to the place of destination. Its diminished size is in me, not in it; and just at that moment when someone at my side says: "There, it's gone!", there are other eyes watching it coming and other voices ready to take up the glad shout. Here it comes! And that is dying. WE PRAY THAT THE FOREGOING POEM MAY PROVIDE SOME COMFORT TO FAMILY MEMBERS AT THIS SAD TIME VIVIENNE & BOB COFFEY

Liz Lindsay

Posted at 05:05pm
Ivan played "fiddler on the roof" at Sue and Ray's wedding in Brockville. It was a special treat for all present. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers on Sunday. Big hugs from Lindsay!!

Brenda Alexander Posted at 09:03pm

To contact : Brenda 902 514-8514 Email:

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