It is with great sadness we have to share that our father, Myer Thompson, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18th, 2022, at the age of 94.
Myer was predeceased by his parents, Ida and Solly Thompson, as well as his sister, Rose, and brothers, Henry and Laurie. He was also predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Sherry. Myer is survived by his children, Neil, Marley-Ann and Pam (Marty), and his adored grandchildren, Jordan (Tali), and Amy (Liam).
Myer was a big man with a bigger heart and a mega watt smile. He had a zest for life and people were his oxygen. He loved chatting with anyone with whom he crossed paths and genuinely cared about what was going on in their lives. Based on the number of people who reached out when they heard of his passing, Myer touched so many lives and will be greatly missed.
After the passing of Sherry, to whom he was so devoted, sharing 60 years of marriage, he worked hard to regain his love of life and did so successfully. Retirement was not for Myer. He was so proud of the fact that up until 92 years of age he worked at Home Depot, four hours a day, four days a week; he was the oldest employee across Canada. It really contributed to his great health and independence.
Myer’s greatest joy was his grandchildren, Jordan and Amy. From the minute they were born he and Sherry cherished every moment they spent with them, from summers at the beach, Shabbat dinners, and attending any and all of their activities he could get to.
Dad, we love you so much and we will miss you, but you are where you need to be, and that is with mom. You fought long and hard these last 2 1/2 years and now you can be at peace.
We would like to send a big thank you to Dr. Fatoye at Seven Oaks Hospital, as well s to the staff on Weinberg 1 at the Simkin Centre, for your incredible care of our father.
Funeral and interment were graveside at Shaarey Zedek Cemetery on Tuesday, December 20th. We would like to thank Rabbi Matthew Leibl and Pallbearers Jordan Vine, Riley Streifler, Amy Vine, Tali Millo, Jesse Streifler, and Seth Streifler.
Donations can be made to the Simkin Centre, Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, or the charity of your choice.

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