It is with broken hearts that we, the family of John ‘Jackie’ Thomson announce his passing on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the An Cala Palliative Care Unit, Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a long battle with cancer.
Born on July 26, 1954 in Glace Bay, Jackie was the son of the late Charles and Rebecca (Grant) Thomson.
Jackie was predeceased by his loving wife, Veronica, whom he cared for through her battle with cancer until she passed in 2019.
Jackie is survived by his two children, Susan (Scott) Everill and Jonathon (Miranda) Thomson; three grandchildren, Jesse, Jenna, and Jace; siblings, Marie (Russel), Marilyn (Joe), Joe (Linda, deceased), Jerry (Linda), Patsy (Rick, deceased), Sharon (Tom), Billy (Rose), Les, Heather (Dave), Joss (Darlene), Vera (Raymond), Pam, Paul (Kathleen) and sister-in-law, Margie (Chummy, deceased); as well as several in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and spouse, Jackie was predeceased by his brother, Chummy.
Jackie grew up in a large family and had lots of stories to tell about his childhood. He worked as a coal miner for Devco for many years and also ran a family garbage business, JVS Trucking, now known as S&J Disposal. He was always busy and up until just recently, would be found driving a garbage truck with his best buddy, Myra beside him. Jackie loved to spend time in the garage, chatting with the guys after they finished their shift and getting ready for the next workday. He enjoyed watching the Toronto Blue Jays and summers on the Mira. In his off time, he loved to go for a ride on his Harley with Jonathon or working on their next project, and going on an evening drive with Veronica, or calling his “Babe” Susan to talk about her day. Jackie loved his family, he loved to have his children and grandchildren around and would cook a family meal so they could get together every week. He loved his Sunday drives and going for breakfast and talking on the phone with his good buddies. Jackie had a giant heart, and always helped anyone who needed it.
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Palliative Care Unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, The Cape Breton Cancer Center, Dr Saliba, and many doctors and nurses who have helped Dad through his journey.
Memorials in memory of Jackie, may be made to An Cala Palliative Care Unit or the Cancer Care Fund (CBRH).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Forest Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of John ‘Jackie’ Thomson will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (Entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier, on Friday, April 23, 2021. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4-6 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. in the All Faith chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. ‘Covid Protocols’ will be practiced at the service and for those unable to attend, ‘Live Streaming’ will be available on our website. Private family interment will be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Susie and Jonathan in your time of grief. Sending my love and prayers to all the Thomson family.
Rip in peace uncle Jackie.
From: Christine Carr
We are so sorry to read of Jackie’s passing and offer our sincere condolences to his family members.
Jackie and his family were wonderful neighbors of ours when growing up in Glace Bay.
He was raised in a large loving family and grew up with a strong work ethic.
He will be surely missed by his family and friends.
Rest in peace and be assured of our prayers.
From: Shelly and Lesley Shaw
Susie & Jonathan, on behalf of Victor & I, V.J. & Michael, we send our deepest condolences. Jonathan you were like a 3rd son to us, and you know we love you just as much. Veronica and I so often talked about you both and how deeply she loved you. I miss my chats with her and meeting her at the V V BOUTIQUE to do some shopping. She is at rest now being united with her love. RIP
From: Victor & Jean Mazalin
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He and my late husband, Dave, worked together for many years with Devco. The last time I saw your Dad both he and Dave were getting chemotherapy at the Cancer Centre in Sydney. They and your Mom and I had a great chat. May God give you strength and peace in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
From: Shirley Gardiner
Sending my condolence and prayers to the THOMSON Family. May you rest in peace Jackie.
From: Doris(Seymour) Harper
Sorry for the loss of your dad it was a pleasure to know him
From: Paul McIntyre
Uncle Jackie always had a big heart and would be there whenever needed, he would talk there ear off of anyone who would listen. He will be missed by all who loved him. I am truly sorry for your loss. Hugs
My condolence to the family RIP jackie my cousin I had a dream you were a white eagle riding your bike and I know you will ride around heaven hugs
Our sincere condolences to all the family .We had a few good yarns and laughs over the years and we will cherish those memories forever.Jackie will surely be missed by a large group of friends and family .Thoughts and prayers to all the family at this difficult time . God Bless .
Our condolences to the family. I certainly had a few laughs with Jack & Veronica over the years. Jack was an amazing guy with a heart of gold who always treated me like family. May God bless
Sorry to hear about Jack’s passing. Thinking of your family during these most difficult days. DarrenPoirier and family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Susie and Jonathan and the Thomson family in your time of grief.
Rip uncle Jackie you will be missed by all.
Donna and I are sorry to hear of John’s passing , our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Sorry for your loss Susan and Jonathan I used to work for your dad he was one good man will be remembered and never forgot rest in peace Jackie , your old friend Mark the body man from Ontario,
He was a good boss a good listener always there to help you out always looked after you no matter who it was 24/7 for a lot of people gave me my first shot driving when no one would going be missed dearly love ya buddy ❤
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Jackie was a great buddy and I will miss our conversations.Thoughts and prayers as we share in your sadness… God bless xx
Kent and Wendy Lewis
So sorry for your loss guys . hugs and kisses
Susan & Jonathan
Sorry to hear of your dads passing. I still remember him yelling at me to get off his driveway ( I wasn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer with garbage trucks in and out) Haha. Great neighbour. He will be greatly missed by all.
I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your Jackie Thomson Rest In Peace.❤️🙏❤️
On behalf of the Kavanagh family, we are very sorry for your loss.
Vera .So sorry to hear of your brother’s passing .My deepest condolences to the Thomson family .
Brian & I send our deepest sympathies to Susie, Jonathan & Thomson family. We will forever remember Jack’s hilarious sense of humour, smart wit and always accepting Brian’s millions excuses for not making it to work lol. He always treated Brian like a son and Brian always seen Jack as a father figure. It’s a big loss to our family. He always was so thankful for the little things we did for him like taking Myra to the groomers, picking a few groceries up on our venture or sending up a home cooked meal to him and Veronica during their struggles with health. It’s those moments and memories of our time together that we both will forever cherish and miss. We both hope you are at peace Jack with you’re wife who we know you’ve missed so dearly this past while. Always remembered, never forgotten <3
to my highschool freind vera and her family ,i am so sorry to hear this thoughts and prayers to you all….cindy