Obituary of Mae Helen Thompson
Mae Helen Thompson dedicated her 86 years of life to serving those she loved, as a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, neighbour and servant of God. She was born to Carl and Lydia Hoff in Gleichen, Alberta, on January 8, 1936, and grew up on the family farm with her brother (Ed), sisters (Ruth, Elaine) and close cousins. She briefly moved to Calgary to train as a teacher before taking up a rural teaching position in the Duck Lake area. It was here that she met John Thompson, and in 1956 they began a 60 year marriage filled with deep love and devotion.
Mae and John established their own homestead in Duck Lake and together built a beautiful life there. As Mae raised their 3 children, Kevin, Susan, and Russell, she never shied away from any of the hard work of raising a family or farming, whether it was sewing, baking, chicken day or branding. She was well known in the community for her incredible skill in the kitchen and with a sewing machine and was always impeccably dressed in outfits of her own creation. Mae served her family, church and neighbours in every way she could, by teaching, volunteering and of course feeding anyone who crossed her threshold.
Mae was a loving and supportive mother, a steadfast and devoted wife and an adored grandmother and great grandmother. She generously shared her many gifts, deep knowledge and tenacious love with us and we will forever miss her presence in our lives. Mae passed away peacefully on November 27, 2022, and is survived by her brother Ed (Bev); sister Ruth; brother-in-law Buren; her children Kevin, Susan (Rick), and Russell (Linda); her grandchildren Laura (Josh), Heather (Daniel), Jennifer, Ethan, and Everett; and her great grandchildren, Brooke, John, Mason, Janine, Oliver, and Eleanor. She is predeceased by her husband John and sisters Phyllis and Elaine.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made directly to the Brooks Health Foundation (online at brookshealthfoundation.ca)
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 5, 2022, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hussar at 2:00 p.m. A burial will take place at Hussar Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. To send condolences, please visit Mae’s obituary at www.wheatlandfuneralhome.ca.
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