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Lesa Lauril (Service) Thompson

November 8, 1965 ~ May 16, 2022 (age 56)

Obituary

 

   It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Lesa Thompson on May 16, 2022.  She was taken too soon at the age of 56 years.

   Lesa was born, the youngest of six children, in Ponoka, AB on November 8, 1965.  Her family lived in Rimbey, AB before moving to Calgary, AB where Lesa began school.  About seven years later, her parents purchased the family farm near Clive, AB and her education continued there and in Lacombe, AB.  Being on the farm fostered her love and interest in animals.  One of her first jobs was being a trail guide and caring for the horses at the Heritage Ranch in Red Deer, AB.  Lesa participated in many school activities and other sports including cheerleading, gymnastics, curling and skiing.  As a member of the ski club, she was able to travel to many places.  Everywhere she went, Lesa made friends easily and she would defend anyone in a heartbeat.

   In 1989, Lesa moved to Ontario where she had her first child, Wendy, and where she met Tim Martin.  After moving back to Central Alberta, they were married in the LDS Church and went on to have three children together, Stuart, Starlene and Liam.  Lesa and her children moved to Coleman, AB in 1996 after she and Tim decided to divorce.  It was in Coleman where she and her children met and stole the heart of Marty Thompson.  Lesa and Marty married on July 19, 1997 and soon moved to Lundbreck, AB to raise a family together in a warm and nurturing home.  She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother who dedicated her life to the well-being of her children above all others.

   Lesa worked in the Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek area as a certified Health Care Aide and made many friends of both co-workers and clients along the way.  Her thirst for self-improvement and desire to help others drove her to achieve the level of Advanced Reiki Master and Teacher, along with acquiring a great knowledge of holistic and natural healing.  This greatly aided in her battle with cancer and all it entailed. 

   Lesa had a true zest for life and refused to be labelled or fenced in.  She lived for the outdoors and was always seeking a thrill through activities such as sky-diving and bungee jumping.  She became a capable horsewoman which included training horses, and planning and leading pack trips in The Gap for family and friends.  One of her greatest pleasures in life was spending time with her family and friends, especially down at Craig and Leslie’s property with the horses, or having a cold drink at the river or campfire.

   Lesa met all challenges in her life with headstrong determination.  At sixteen years of age, she was involved in a motor vehicle accident that left her with left-side paralysis.  She overcame this so completely that new people she met found it hard to believe.  Her activities and accomplishments throughout the rest of her life are a testament to her incredible strength and recovery.

   Being raised as a member of the LDS Church, Lesa took great comfort and guidance from its teachings and scriptures.  She followed her own path, but her faith never wavered.  Lesa’s children will always be the hallmarks of her legacy, and she will be forever remembered with love and respect.               

   Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life is her husband, Marty Thompson of Lundbreck, AB; her sons, Stuart (Jillian) Martin and Liam Martin; her daughters, Wendy Bueler and Starlene Martin; her grandchildren, Kamryn, Everett and Emma; her brother, Robert Service of Edmonton, AB; her sisters, Lila (Gerry) Carter of Glenwood, AB, Launa (George) Porter of Glenwood, AB and Lorraine (Don) Woodruff of Drumheller, Ab; as well as her extended family and many friends.

   She was predeceased by her parents, Marie and Bob Service and her brother, Lance Service.

   Lesa’s urn will be laid to rest in the Clive Cemetery, Clive, AB on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 11:00am.  A Celebration of Life will be held in her honour immediately following at the Clive Community Hall.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Crowsnest Pass Health Foundation (PO Box 455, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0), or www.cnphealth.ca/donate), or by the Jack Ady Cancer Centre (960 – 19 St. S., Lethbridge, AB T1J 1W5, or www.albertacancer.ca/cancer-centres).  Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

 

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Services

Committal
Sunday
June 26, 2022

11:00 AM
Clive Cemetery
52.4917400, -113.4348700
Clive, AB T0C 0Y0

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