In Memory of




Obituary for Arlene Nancy Thompson

Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall
there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Arlene Nancy (McIntosh) Thompson passed away peacefully at St Lawrence Lodge, Brockville Ontario on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.

With warm hearts, we celebrate and remember her life. Arlene was the middle child, born and
raised in Montreal PQ, with her brother, Peter and sister, Lorraine. Meeting her true love and partner as
a teenager, Arlene fell in love with her soon to be husband, Kenneth Thompson. Once married, Arlene’s
interest and her love for the Lord brought her and Ken to study Christianity. They then started a path of
helping connect people with the Lord and help building community. While being a Pastors wife and a
stay-at-home mother; Arlene was also involved with Red Cross and teaching at a French Christian school
Le Roche Vivant. The Ministry (CSSM) took the family all around eastern Canada from New Brunswick,
Quebec, Manitoba to Ontario spreading the Lord’s Joy and Love. The family’s favourite time was at Camp
Livingstone in Magog, PQ, where they lived and help run a Bible camp for 4 years.

Her true joy in life was raising her 4 boys, Darryl, Corey, Ryan, and Christopher. She took such pride in
making sure her boys were fed and always taken care of; leaving our names and smiley faces on all our
lunch bags, line up in order of age. She loved spending time a the beach, reading her daily bread and
staying up late talking with friends. She was the best mom, wife, woman with a kind and generous sprit,
always thinking of others.

After raising her boys and living life to the fullest, Huntington’s disease slow took everything, all but her
strong will. She spent the last 13 years of her life at St Lawrence Lodge, where the exceptionally kind and
wonderful staff and residence made her feel like family. The Thompson family is forever grateful for all
the love and kindness the St Lawrence Lodge staff has given over the years.

Arlene was loved by her parents, the late, Joyce & Wendell Stanley, Burt McIntosh, in-laws Doug &
Dorothy Thompson and by her late son Darryl Thompson and sister in-law Debbie; we hope your all
having a time up there together! She will be missed by her sons Corey Thompson (the late Christine),
Ryan Thompson, Chris Thompson (Dionne), and by her grandchildren Nathan & Caleb Thompson and
Emily Thompson and her long-time friend, Anita Cook. Missed by many of the family, in-laws from PEI,
Darla Thompson and John Rousseau, nieces and nephews Arianna, John-Andrew, Natalie and Speedy.
Sadly missed, but never forgotten.

In keeping with Arlene’s wishes there will be no service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Irvine Funeral Home, 4 James Street, East, Brockville. If friends so desire donations in Arlene's memory may be made to Huntington’s Society of Canada. Share a memory of Arlene by clicking on the Memory Button above.

Below the Heavens
Written by Darryl Thompson

When all is said and done,
Earth has our own great fields of feeling,
-Rocky, Smokey, Blue- and a heart that can melt mountains.
The still lakes fill with sky, as if aloof,
and we have sight of this and more, for Earth’s never-forgetting moon.
We too are ruled by such attractions wrapped and swaddled, rocked, and given light.
We operate our clocks on wheels, our trains on schedule.
But all the while, we want to love and caress each other endlessly,
not only for a thousand years, not only six feet up and down.
We want the suns and moons of gold in ourselves,
not only falling pennies in a chalice.
The whole idea of Love was not to fall,
and neither was the whole dimension of God.
We put him well above ourselves,
because we are meant, in natural time, to measure up