Laura will be dearly remembered by her children Charlie, Valerie, and Margaret (Gordon), grandchildren Julia, Greg, Natalie, Emma, and Sasha, daughter-in-law Anna, family friends, and cousins, nephews, nieces and other relatives in Jolly Old. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles, son-in-law, Glenn, and eight brothers and sisters.
For the warm care and companionship provided Laura, her family wishes to thank the compassionate staff and good neighbours at the South Terrace Continuing Care Centre.
Laura Thompson grew up a bonnie lass from Cumbria in Northwestern England. During WWII she married Charles Hodgson and they later uprooted to the beckoning blue skies of Alberta, raising their fine family in Jasper Place in West Edmonton. She was a housewife, and mother, and worked at Hudson’s Bay and the Misericordia Hospital for many years. Laura imbued work ethic and responsibility and expected the same in others. She contributed. Laura was world renown in her household for her savoury shepherd’s pie and towering Yorkshire puddings. She was kind, and generous, and gentle. Laura loved her children, and theirs, and Charlie.
She endured her challenges with countenance and grace. That we may all uphold this standard upon our calling.
On golden rays of a brilliant prairie sun did Laura pass into the horizon to be greeted by her Charlie, leaving her name a fond whisper in the willows of Elk Island Park, and her furry feline friend asleep on her bed. We will remember our Laura at a private family function.
As she would wish, a warm prairie wind will carry aloft her ashes to Mother Nature, Laura’s final resting place.