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Katharina (Kal) Thompson (Lapsansky)

February 18, 1932 - June 20, 2015


It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Katharine (Kal) Thompson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and ‘Bubby’, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.   She is survived by her loving husband Bill whom she married on September 13, 1952, daughter Corrine Thompson (Tim Costin), son David  (Chris), and  daughter Chris Carter  (Steve).  She also leaves her grandchildren Jim Segee (Ahamida), Brad Segee, Jonathan Thompson  (Amanda),  Kate Khan  (Ahmed), Elyse  Thompson,  Liane  Schenke,  and Alex  Schenke, and  her four great grandchildren, Mariah Segee, David Thompson, Zella Khan and Emirah Khan.  Kal also wishes to acknowledge her first born daughter Meridith Colman and her her two children Craig and Emilia.   Kal was always active.  She was on the basketball team at the Ladysmith High School and excelled in a number of track and field events.    After she was married, it was badminton during the winter months,  water skiing  and golf in the summer.  She was the ladies Club Champion at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club in the year 1980. And oh how she loved to dance.  She was also an active and accomplished duplicate bridge player and acquired more than 1500 master points, holding the title of Silver Life Master.   In 1986  she was   the Worthy Matron of Cypress Chapter #92 Order of the Eastern Star.   Kal was also a wonderful cook and passionate about eating, with always a tasty meal at her table.  She enjoyed sharing recipes and trying new things when it came to food.   She was  fortunate in having lived a healthy active life for almost all of her 83 years,  and although Kal is no longer with us,  we may rest assured that the lives that she has touched will be left  with many fond memories. The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Cowichan District Hospital, and the amazing Home Care Nurses for the wonderful care she received and Hospice for their support.  Also to Dr. Pai and Dr. Meadows at the Cancer Clinic in Victoria and the nurses in the Royal Jubilee Hospital, who also gave exceptional care while she was there.              Kal’s wishes are to have a celebration of life gathering, which will be held at the H.W.Wallace,  Cremation & Burial Center,  5285 Polkey Rd.,  Duncan from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00  P.M. on June 27,  2015.  In lieu of flowers please make any  donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Coleen and Steve Smith
Relation: Known since 1950's

Dear Bill and Family

We were so very sorry to hear of Kal’s passing. I feel so very fortunate to have known her from the time I was a young child. She always had such a beautiful smile and was a very kind person. Kal will be missed by so many.

Our thoughts are with all of you.

From: Cheryl Miller
Relation: I knew Kal through my inlaws, Frank and Betty Miller, also went to school with her children.

Would like to say I’m so sorry for your loss, I remember your mom as a vibrant, strong, and kind lady.

From: Kim Smycniuk
Relation: lived in same town

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

From: Joan Webb
Relation: Relationship - How did you know the deceased?

Dear Bill & Family,
I was so very sorry to hear of Kal’s passing. We’ve had many happy times together & I will always remember her lovely smiling face. I will have a “Thompson Special” in her honour. My deepest sympathies to you all, Kal will be dearly missed.

From: Tim Wipplinger
Relation: friend

To the Thompson family,

On behalf of my family I would like to offer condolences for your recent loss. Kal was a beautiful, loving person who could instantly put a smile on any person’s face. I still remember the delicious cheese scones she made for our planning meetings for the 50th anniversary of Coronation Lodge. Kal will be missed dearly by everyone who had the pleasure of k owing her.

Tim Wipplinger

From: Malahat Lodge No. 107, A.F.& A.M., B.C.& Y.R.
Relation: friend

On behalf of the Worshipful Master, his Wardens, Officers and Members of Malahat Lodge No. 107, please accept our sincerest condolences on Kal’s passing. May she ever rest in peace. The will of God has been accomplished. Fraternally, Phil.

From: Gordon & Cecile Healey
Relation: Masonic and personal

Dear Bill & Family,

Say not good-night but in some brighter clime bid her good-morning!

From: Greg McCallum
Relation: was a friend of the family

tom Bill,David,Corrine and Chris. Please accept my condolences to all of you. I remember the days when we used to sit around and make my favorite root beer and sit around and watch T.V. oh if we could only turn back time. I also remember watching bill and Kal dancing up a storm at the Youbou Hall , man could the cut a rug. Anyway I am sorry I missed the service but I didnt see it until Sunday. Please all of you take care and you will all be in my prayers. Dave if you ever have the time call me at 250-701-2886 and we can catch up. Take care all of you.

From: Dianne (Webb) Martin
Relation: Friend

Dave & Chris, Corrine, & Chris and families – my thoughts are with you all. Although it has been many years since we had a good visit (other than in passing at Walmart), my thoughts often went back to the wonderful suppers (my first time having beef dip) and games night when I bring out the Mahjong game. Those were the days and I will always remember her fondly.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 27, 2015
Beginning at 1:00pm

HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
5285 Polkey Road
DUNCAN, BC Canada V9L 6W3

5285 Polkey Road
DUNCAN, BC Canada V9L 6W3

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