Emma Rose (Desjardins) Thompson

August 13, 1919 ~ September 7, 2020 (age 101)




August 13, 1919 – September 7, 2020

Peacefully and with grace, our dearest Mom, Gramma/Gran passed away in her 102nd year. She was predeceased by her husband Donald Sr. (1999). She will be greatly missed by many, especially her children. Emma was a loving wife and wonderful mother to twelve children, grandmother to twenty-one, great-grandmother to twenty-eight, and great-great grandmother to three.  The family would like to thank Dr. C. Purdon and his wife Gwen for the many years they helped Mom in her health needs. Conway’s Pharmacy Cobden. Renfrew County LHIN Community Services of Pembroke.  PSW’s from Bayshore and Paramed. Bonnechere Manor Day Program Cobden Staff and the other participants of the program. Her Dentist Dr. G. Mark Jackson (her son-in-law) and his staff. Dr. Nadeau and her assistant Alicia. Beachburg Medical Centre staff. Paramedics. Renfrew Victoria Hospital staff and lastly Renfrew Hospice. All of the above had been so supportive and helpful over the past 20 years.  Fraser – Morris and Heubner Funeral Home Cobden.  Mr. Wayne Heubner was so helpful during this very difficult time. It was a beautiful service and setting in the premises located in Cobden. Pastor Earl Wall and his wife Cheryl who provided the music. Bonnie Helferty who provided all the flowers from her shop located in Cobden, prepared by herself and staff member Jackie.  Our close friends that attended the private service. Vern Ferguson playing the Bagpipes as she left Cobden. Mr. Heubner then transported her casket to Ottawa where she was buried beside her husband Donald Sr. at Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa. And a final thank you to my Mom for allowing me the privilege of taking care of you all these years. Your daughter Gaye. Rest in peace Mom. You will be sadly missed. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you consider a donation in memory of Emma, to the Canadian Cancer Society or Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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