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Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson

Richard Bridge 16 Apr 15 - 03:24 PM
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Subject: Obit: Well, not yet but - Don Thompson
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 03:24 PM

I am told that Don Thompson is seriously ill. Apparently he was taken into hospital last week with intestinal problems. It is said that he is not conscious at the moment and the hospital are considering a move to a Hospice. One must sympathise with his wife Winnie.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Well, not yet but - Don Thompson
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 03:27 PM

Further info is that it is rather worse than the above reveals.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Well, not yet but - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 03:34 PM

Oh 'eck, as they say around here. Only met Don once, at Moira, but he is a nice bloke. Hope the rumours of his demise are exaggerated.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Well, not yet but - Don Thompson
From: The Barden of England
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 04:04 PM

I refrained from putting too much detail on Facebook in deference to Winnie Thompson but, as Richard says, Don has been diagnosed as terminal. That was the news that Winnie broke earlier today, and that he was to be moved to a Hospice. So no obit yet, but it doesn't look good.

John Barden


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Subject: RE: Obit: Well, not yet but - Don Thompson
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 04:24 PM

I've spoken at some length to the Wild Rover (or Clever Evil) - new-ish catters may not remember the man behind the names - and John is still underplaying it. Bear in mind that Don was 74 and had been suffering from emphysema for a considerable time, probably as a result of his previous long-term history of smoking, which is a hint.   

Winnie is herself only recently out of hospital, but it looks very possible for family to take up the slack - and in addition to help with Winnie's mother who lives nearby. And who must be getting on for telegram from the Queen time.

The thread title has been changed to reflect Mr. Thompson's grave illness. It can revert back at some time in the future. ---mudelf


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 05:41 PM

Don is a wonderful fellow. I have a CD he did and I really enjoy it. I hope a miracle happens, but if it doesn't, and anyone is speaking with him in person, please give him my warmest regards.

Bruce Murdoch


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 06:18 PM

I see some interfering nanny has changed the thread title. Get real.

Bruce, if you still have my email, email me.


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 06:26 PM

Done.

BM


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Acme
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 06:34 PM

Richard, "obit" means someone has died. Has that happened?


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 09:13 PM

Oh, bugger. Always enjoyed Don's playing and singing at the Seven Stars, at Orpington FC and other odd placed I'd encounter him in Kent.

Nice bloke to chat to, too, though disagreed with him on quite a few things!


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 16 Apr 15 - 09:34 PM

"Guest" above was me with a dead cookie.


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST,John from Kemsing
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 08:26 AM

I send Don my best wishes for a speedy recovery, as well as thinking of Winnie. I would love to see them back at "The Rising Sun" again.

John


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 11:34 AM

This is very sad news. He and Winnie both were laudable contributors to the sing around session scene. Each had a way of keeping you on the edge of your seat as their respective performances unfolded.


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Mick Woods
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 11:55 AM

Sad news - Don(Wysiwyg)T I hope you are not in too much pain


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Subject: RE: Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: growler
Date: 17 Apr 15 - 04:30 PM

Together with others, ( Richard, Jacqui, John B etc ) I was encouraged with my limited talent and welcomed to the local folk scene, some 20 years ago. I will always be grateful to Don and his like. A true gentleman. One can only hope against hope that he recovers


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Acorn4
Date: 18 Apr 15 - 04:16 AM

The "My Wife's Handbag" song is a classic. Best wishes to Don and all his family at this difficult time!


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 18 Apr 15 - 04:19 AM

Very sad news. Good thoughts for Don, and his family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 18 Apr 15 - 01:14 PM

I'd like to add my good thoughts as well. He always welcomes me with a smile whenever I am down his way.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST,Pete from seven stars link
Date: 18 Apr 15 - 01:55 PM

As a fellow frequenter of the rising sun singaround, I join with Kemsing johns best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: gnu
Date: 18 Apr 15 - 04:51 PM

Oh dear. Thoughts and prayers.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: vectis
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 06:45 AM

I just saw on Facebook that the family announced that Don has died. Maybe a Mudelf can return the obit to the thread name. Such a sad loss, the family must be pretty devastated that he went so quickly.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 08:38 AM

Thank you so much to so many of Don's Mudcat friends. It has been such a comfort to me (Winnie) (Poetry Bird). Am a bit of a dinasaur but will endeavour to keep you in the loop on this contraption...with the help of my family.


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 08:38 AM

Will miss having Don around. Especially at Lower Stoke if we have any more.
Al


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson gravely ill, in hospice
From: Megan L
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 10:45 AM

Winnie even those of us who never met Don or you are holding you in our thoughts just now


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Subject: RE: Apr 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Acme
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 11:16 AM

Here is the facebook announcement:

At 3.50 this morning on the 19th of April my family had to say goodbye to the most loving and incredible grandad, dad, husband and friend possible! Holding your hand whilst you fell asleep and kissing you goodbye was an absolute privilege and I am soo incredibly proud of you Grandad, may you now rest in peace and play your music up there in the sky! heart emoticon love you soo much Don J Thompson


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Janie
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 12:34 PM

I'm so very sorry to learn of this. My deepest condolences.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Waddon Pete
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 12:41 PM

My thoughts are with the family today. Although we met fairly sporadically, we "spoke" over PMs and also played music together. I have put Don's name on the "In Memoriam" thread. Another smashing bloke.

RIP

Peter


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,#
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 12:41 PM

RIP, Don.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: melodeonboy
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 01:40 PM

Sorry you had to leave us so soon, Don. We'll miss you. RIP.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: growler
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 02:15 PM

Goodbye Don


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 04:47 PM

sad to read this. my best to poetry bird.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Mrrzy
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 05:13 PM

Deepest sympathies.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Sarah the flute
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 06:46 PM

So sad - sending much sympathy


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 08:05 PM

My heart goes out to Don's family and friends.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Acme
Date: 19 Apr 15 - 10:31 PM

For those not familiar, Don's Mudcat name was Don(Wyziwyg)T. He hadn't posted to mudcat for a while.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 02:38 AM

So sorry to hear the news. I only knew Don through seeing him sing in The Bedford Hotel sessions during Sidmouth Folk Weeks, but really loved his songs. Just so happens we are having a few days' holiday at The Bedford right now, so special thoughts and memories are very much to the fore.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: gnu
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 05:03 AM

RIP


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 05:10 AM

As I said I only met him once but he was a very nice man. Condolences to all the family and friends.

Dave


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 07:13 AM

RIP Don.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,Rachel and Gary
Date: 20 Apr 15 - 02:24 PM

A lovely, encouraging man. A real gent! I was so glad that Don and Winnie made it to my 50th birthday singaround in March.
Our thoughts are with the whole family at this time. A special big hug, to you, Winnie xxx


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Girl Friday
Date: 21 Apr 15 - 09:12 AM

Very sad to lose one of our best friends. Thankfully the end came peacefully and without too much pain I hope. Myself and Mumblin' Len( a rare Mudcatter) have Winnie in our thoughts at this trying time. Thankfully, she will have lots of help and support from family and friends. With fond memories of those Seven Stars days, and Don's support for Orpington Friday Folk. T D L.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Nigel Paterson
Date: 21 Apr 15 - 10:17 AM

I did not know Don, but when he was posting, I got the impression that here was a man I would like to meet. My Sincere condolences to his Wife, Family & Friends.
                                 Nigel Paterson.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: GUEST,Mary Katherine
Date: 22 Apr 15 - 11:21 PM

Very sorry to hear this news, and many thanks to Stilly River Sage for posting his Mudcat name.


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: billybob
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 06:12 AM

RIP Don, sending love to Winnie xx
Wendy


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Acorn4
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 10:06 AM

Does anyone have a postal address for Winnie to send condolence cards?


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 01:24 PM

Here he is.
Don Thompson at Lower Stoke.
Al


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Subject: RE: Obit: April 19, 2015 - Don Thompson
From: Monique
Date: 23 Apr 15 - 01:35 PM

Deepest condolences.


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