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May 20, 1982 - Aug 17, 2023
Sunday, August 27, 2023
Jody Thompson, who loved to be called “Mom” by her kids, sadly departed her loving family far to soon on August 17th 2023 after a 4 year hard fought battle with cancer at the young age of 41.
Jody was born in Red Deer, Alberta on May 20th, 1982 to Terry and Ken Williamson where she graduated from Lindsey Thurber Highschool and then completed her Business Degree at Red Deer College. Jody enjoyed her large extended family in central Alberta and would rarely miss a family gathering where she could often be seen spending time with her Grandparents playing cards, listening to their stories and sharing her own to their always captivated attention.
Jody is mother to Marysa Aiden Thompson and Tristan Reese Thompson. She raised her children with love and devotion at the side of her husband Troy Thompson of 20 years.
She is survived by her mother Terry and father Ken, her children, husband, and her brother Paul Williamson. Jody has several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and many friends, but also a strong sistership with her loving sisters-in-law and mother-in-law Diane Thompson.
Jody and her family (Troy, Marysa and Tristan) resided in Red Deer Alberta for 14 years then began a new journey in Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island for 6 years only to once again return to Alberta this year to be close to family and friends. She devoted her life to her children leaving her career when her first child was born and lived everyday after as the family’s cornerstone. She loved all the simple joys, early morning coffees, a good book, her gardens and photography. She walked this earth with grace, earning love and respect with the kindness and purity of her actions and words.
An open Graveside Service will be held at the Sundre Cemetery on August 27th at 2:00pm. We would like to extend an invitation to all the family and friends of Jody and Troy Thompson.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
Ken, Terry, Paul, I was so saddened to hear Jody lost her battle with cancer. She left this world much too soon although I hope much of her spirit lives through her children and you’re able to watch and feel small glimpses of Jody throughout the upcoming years. Reading how much she was loved makes me smile; she fought quite the battle and I was glad to hear time was spent in her last days.
With much love and hugs,
Dani (on behalf of your Nielsen Close neighbours, the Stuart’s)
Don and Donna Phillips Humphrey:
We are so sorry for your loss of Jody. Our thoughts are with you Troy and your family during this very difficult time.
Dave and Denyse Hazlett:
Terry and Ken, we are so very saddened to learn of Jody’s passing. She clearly brought much joy to your lives. May her joy live on in your hearts forever.
Our condolences to Troy and the whole family.
I am deeply saddened by your loss, of the beautiful, graceful, gentle Jody. I have lots of memories of Jody at N’deau School when her mom was the head secretary there. In many ways, Jody mirrored her beautiful mother. Her mother taught her many things that brought together her lovely personality. Jody had a heart of gold. I remember her asking her mom to join her in a lady’s store because, in Jody’s words, “I need another woman’s opinion.” Ken and Terry, do take good care in the difficult months that follow. Grief is a journey that is unique to each person. You shall be in my prayers in the days and months ahead. Much love to you all. I will cherish the memories I have of your daughter.
Heather Banack (Williamson):
Jody will be greatly missed by all. Josh, Darin and I will be thinking of her tomorrow and her family. I have such wonderful everlasting memories of family events throughout the years with Jody. I am sad to have lost a fantastic cousin so young.
Ed and Elsie Betts:
So sorry to hear of Jody’s passing. We did not know Jody and her family well but I am a cousin to Terry. You are in our thoughts and sending hugs.
Anne van Arragon and Amanda:
So sorry. Too young. Many happy times and lasting memories. May you find much strength and joys in tomorrow. Our sincere condolences
Jill and bob Burrows:
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this very difficult time.
Greg and Joyce Neiman:
So sorry for your loss. We know this was a long journey for your family. May you find comfort in remembering a wonderful young woman who filled your life with joy.
Garry and Linda Johnson :
We are so very sorry for your loss. Terry and I are cousins. Our deepest sympathies to Terry and Ken.
Deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with the Wiilliamson and Thompson families. May the precious memories of Jody sustain you through this difficult time.
On behalf of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools I would like to express condolences for the loss of your daughter. May she rest in peace and live forever in your hearts.
I am saddened to think that Jody was taken from you at such a young age. My memories of her as a young child are of shy , soft spoken girl with a big heart. It is always sad to hear that a previous student has so prematurely passed, and especially in Jody's case where through teaching at Normandeau school I was privileged to have Jody in my classes, and working with mom Terry in the office. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the Williamson and Thompson families .
Cindy and Derrel Plackner:
Our condolences to the entire family. It is always difficult to lose a loved one but especially sad when someone as Jody leaves us.
Terry and Ken, I am so sorry to hear of Jody's passing. Though I didn't know her I do she has certainly left a wonderful legacy in her family.
Nancy Verdin (OT retired)
As a close neighbour of the Williamsons,I was able to watch Jody grow from a little girl into a young woman. I am so saddened to hear of Jody's passing . My heartfelt condolences to Ken and Terry and Jody's family.
My thoughts are with you all now and in the months to come. I was very lucky to meet Jody not that long ago. Her soft kind way of taking care of everyone amazed me and will be the only way I am blessed to remember her. She was all about her family in everything she did. I hope her final days were peaceful and you all got to do nothing but be present. Hugs from me to each of you missing her!
She will always be smiling on you!
I am deeply saddened for your loss.
Frank and Mavis Kirton:
Jody has been in our lives since she was 5 years old and we have watched her grow into the most amazing lady and Mom. Our love for Jody, and our very dear friends, Ken and Terry, is endless. We send the most sincere condolences to the family, including Jody’s brother, Paul, of course. Marysa, Tristan, Troy and to all of the families of this beautiful lady, we send our deepest sympathies. It has been an honour to be a part of Jody’s life.
I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for your wonderful huge family.
Jim and Ethel Horne:
Ethel and I have had the privilege of knowing the entire Williamson family ever since we moved to Red Deer in 1969. I (Jim) had the privilege of being the principal of Glendale Junior High/Middle School from 1986-1997. During this time, Jody and her brother Paul, attended the school. Jody was an excellent student and a wonderful human being. She was gentle and caring and certainly had the support and love of her parents, Terry and Ken. My time as principal at Glendale was made all the more special because of students like Jody and her parents. (and that includes you as well, Paul)
It is our wish that Jody's family will feel the positive support and love from the community that surrounded her. Jody's spirit of warmth, caring and love will continue to wrap its arms around her children, her extended family and her husband, Troy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Nancy Runcer :
It feels like it was just yesterday that I met Troy and Jody (a long time ago as not to disclose my age). Then everyone had babies.
Our girls became friends and had reciprocal sleep overs even though we did not live in the same city.... one time my daughter Zoey said to Troy after picking her up with Marissa and Tristan... girls can die without xxxx (Troy can correct, I think it was water or snacks).
Throughout the years I was blessed to have conversations with Jody about husband's, kids, life. Though far, we did manage to talk and connect in person which was always lovely.
The first time Jody said she was sick was on her birthday. I said you got this girl...she did.
I flew in and we celebrated.
That next summer she visited me and absolutely looked radiant.
This last bit was something else. I promised we would go to Greece as that was her wish.
We had plans. This was not one of them.
I know the last bit for her was terrible and I am happy that she is in a better place.
One of the best hearted people on this earth. I will miss her emensly.
Troy and family I’m so very very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this incredibly difficult time! God Bless!
I followed the battle you and your wife endured through these last few years. My sincerest sympathies go to you and your family. Take care of you and yours and I will see you soon.
I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter Bryn was friends with Marissa and Tristan at Arrowview. Jodie was always a pleasure to talk to, so calm and strong at the same time.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
Hugs to you all.
I had the privilege of being Jody’s mother-in-law. She was always a loving, caring soul who fought the hardest fight to have every last moment possible with Troy, Marysa and Tristan. Her family and ours had always there to support them in anyway possible and will continue to do so in the years to come. I am so proud of my Granddaughters and how they reflect all of the good things their Mother instilled in them, just as her Mother, Terry, had instilled in her. Keep the memories of her close and she will always be with you.
Love Mom and Grandma
Alan and Laura Black:
We are deeply sorry for your loss.
Hank and Edie Vander Meulen:
Our daughter, Tania was a friend of Jody's in high school. We are friends of Terry and Ken. We want to express our deep condolences to you and your family. Yes, she was much too young but will leave a special everlasting memory for many.
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