Juanita Wildrose Emack Thompson
Juanita Wildrose Emack Thompson died July 14, 2006 at her home in her 102nd year. She was the beloved wife of Walter Albert for 68 years, until his death in 1996. Born in Wichita, Kansas, raised on a farm in Texas County, Missouri, she was educated at Drury College and the University of Michigan. She came to Canada in 1930 with Walter and raised four children - Susan Downe (Charles Mackenzie), John (Ana), Molly Eynon (who predeceased her), and Ann Thompson. Her grandchildren number twelve - Peter, Lise, Bret, and Bill Downe, Nana Tirolese, Andrew and Ian Thompson, Susan Carlyle, Robert and Patrick Eynon, and Forrest and Brook Snyder. She was blessed with fourteen great-granchildren - Julia and Conor Downe, Tristan Downe-Dewdney, Jordan and Maya Downe, Mackenzie Genevieve Downe, Nadia Grace and Stefan Tirolese, Cole and Riley Thompson, Shaelyn Thompson, Jamie Christian, Nicholas and Thomas Southen. All her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren knew her as a scholar, botanist, weaver, and dictionary-hound. She was always interested and interesting, not only to her family but to her many friends and faithful caregivers. We are grateful for the exemplary care given her by Vivian Mandalina and Nicola Memo, who made it possible for her to live in the house she shared with Walter and where her children were raised, until she died. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29 at 2:00 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church, Bayfield Ontario. Her family welcomes friends. Memorial contributions to the Walter Thompson Alumni Fellowship, Richard Ivey School of Business, 1151 Richmond Street, London N6A 3K7 would be gratefully acknowledged. (James A. Harris Funeral Home, London)
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