William (Bill) Inkerman Thomson
William (Bill) Inkerman Thomson was born in Owen Sound, ON on October 8th, 1937 and passed away peacefully at home in Moose Jaw, SK on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022. Bill was the beloved husband of Kathleen (née: Weare) for 21 years and favored best friend to his baby sister Sue Thrush (Ken) of Acton, ON. He was predeceased by his sister, Sandra (Gary Mercer); twin sister, Margo Durkson (Doug); and brother, Tom (Rose. Bill will always be remembered by his 3 children and 4 grandchildren, as well as by Kathleen’s 3 children, 2 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
Bill had many careers in his life and always attacked them with great enthusiasm, as he exercised his great humor – the family hardware store established in 1888 gave him great pride, a salesman for Modern Housewares travelling in Northern Ontario, Radio and Talk Show host for 10 years, scrap metal expert during his year and a half in England, selling insurance, as well as chairing the Owen Sound Jaycees and serving on the Owen Sound Council.
At age 50, God called him into the ministry and he truly enjoyed his charges in Shallow Lake, ON and then in Saskatchewan at Rockenville, Esterhazy, and Moose Jaw at Trinity United Church. He retired in 2013 due to his declining eyesight.
In 2010 Bill and Kathleen started their own Tour Company, Let’s Go Tours. They travelled many, many miles in Canada and the United States.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. in Moose Jaw Funeral Home with Pastor Dave Moore officiating. Those not able to attend may view the service virtually by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/. As an expression of sympathy, donations in Bill’s name may be made to the Gideon International Society, PO Box 3619, Guelph, ON N1H 7A2 or to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Gary McDowell, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Sincere condolences to you & your family.
The both of you shared many happy years at home & travelling.
Love & HUGS, Fran
My sincere condolences Kathy. How nice you and Bill found each other and were able to enjoy your passion of travel. You can take comfort in those memories. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.
Sorry Kathy I had to be out of town for Bills funeral but I watched it online.Such a lovely service.I thought Sue did such a nice job and I found out many things about Bill which I did not know such as how musical he was and that he lived in England for awhile.
I enjoyed my trips with Bill when we went out to rural communities and he had to critique ministers in training such as Wendy Gibson.Take care and God Bless.