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THOMPSON, William Thomas Kenneth  -  August 18, 1956 – April 12, 2021  

Taken too soon, Bill leaves behind his devoted wife Sandy (Cheeseman) and loving children Ryan (Tania Gonsalves) and Cody (Richard McMaster).

Papa also leaves behind one of his greatest treasures, his grandson Liam and Grandpa Bill will be missed deeply by Acelea. Pre-deceased by his parents (William and Margaret) and sister (Joanne), Bill leaves behind his ‘kid’ sister Tracey (Malcolm Macaulay).

Many who knew Bill as an accomplished businessman, saw a professional, serious individual always taking calls and staying a step ahead of the competition, but that was only a small part of who he was.

For his family and friends, he was a gentle giant. Always putting family first, doing anything he could for someone he cared about, and that was a very long list. 

Bill will be deeply missed by his family, including his sister-in-law Sue and brothers-in-law John and Paul (deceased) Cheeseman, nephew Shane (Margot), nieces Erin (Jeremy) and Lindsey, great niece Madi and cousins.

He will also be missed by the very large group of extended family and friends he welcomed into his life along the way. 

As a family we have lost a great patriarch.

. The strongest of those is with his partner, Sean Gladney. Their relationship grew from colleagues and partners to a friendship akin to brothers. Sean has been a huge support to Bill and the family throughout the last few weeks, for which we are all eternally grateful.  Bill and the family want to thank the wonderful nurses, doctors and staff at both Lakeridge Health – Port Perry and Sunnybrook Medical Centre.

Their care and empathy meant a great deal.  

Visitation Arrangements with Wagg Funeral Home on Sunday, April 18th on Monday, April 19th. Due to COVID-19, visitations by appointment.  A private family service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.