Mary Joanne THOMPSON

Mary Joanne THOMPSON

1933 – 2011

Joanne passed into the presence of the Lord on January 6th, 2011 at the age of 77. She is irreplaceable to her husband of 56 years Castle, her three children Janice Strid, Mark Thompson and Steve Thompson, 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Don Trewett and many family and friends.

Joanne was born November 10, 1933 in Shawnee Kansas where she was raised by her parents Leiter and Ellen Trewett. She went to school in Shawnee and went on to graduate as a registered nurse. Joanne met and married her high school sweetheart Castle Thompson. Together they had a family of three children and began an adventure of ministering to rural churches across the USA and Canada under the direction of Village Missions Ministries. Joanne’s adventurous frontier spirit provided invaluable support as they served together doing God’s work.

Joanne was wonderfully cared for in her final days by her husband and the staff at Royal Columbian Hospital ICU.

A service to celebrate Joanne’s life will be held on January 14th, 2011 at 2 pm at the Sardis Fellowship Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Village Missions of Canada (

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and in this we celebrate with our beloved Joanne.

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