Trevor Thompson was born in Kingston, Ontario, and graduated in medicine from Queen’s University in 1950.
He was a life member in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. He studied tropical medicine in Portugal, served as a missionary in Kenya, and on return to Canada worked in BC and Ontario.
He retired many times, but continued to make house calls and worked most recently with the Trillium Gift of Life. He enjoyed working with people from all over the world, from different backgrounds, cultures, and religions.
He is survived by Patricia, his wife of 55 years, five sons, 16 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
His main interest and passion outside of medicine was the love of his family and church. He also loved music, theatre, and ballroom dancing.
He was a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association, the Chess Association of Canada, Kin Canada, and Rotary International, being a Paul Harris Fellow. He loved the things many of us take for granted.
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