Ken Thomson was born in Toronto and raised in Sudbury. Following a stint in the Merchant Marines during World War II, he became a sales representative and worked for various companies located here in the north. His final posting was to North Bay and this became his home for the remainder of his life. Ken was married to Betty Purdon of Powassan for 45 years. He was the proud and loving father of three sons – Douglas, Kevin and Kent, who all became very successful attorneys in Toronto. He was also Grandpa or Poppa to nine wonderful grandchildren who were the light of his life. Ken passed away on June 28, 1999. He was much loved by everyone who knew him and we shall not see the likes of this wonderful man again.
Honoured by the Thomson family.