Ralph Thompson dies at age 67

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Ralph Thompson is shown in this Guardian file photo in front of the land commission office in Hunter River.

Ralph Thompson of Wilmot Valley, a former chief provincial court judge, died at the Prince County Hospital Wednesday.

Thompson was 67 and is survived by his wife, Karen (nee MacRae) Thompson.

Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry and Finance, Energy and Municipal Affairs Minister Wes Sheridan said that throughout Thompson’s public service career, he served Islanders in a variety of roles. In addition to being on the provincial court, he was also a Crown prosecutor, departmental solicitor and director of legal services.

After his tenure in the justice system ended, he agreed in 2008 to conduct a comprehensive review of municipal land use and development, consulting with Islanders from across the province.

Opposition Leader Steven Myers said Judge Thompson not only distinguished himself in the province’s legal profession, but became well-known to Islanders during the land and local governance commission’s extensive public consultation process.

“His dedicated public service to our Island community will long be remembered,” said Myers.

His remains are resting at the Davison Funeral Home in Kensington. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.



Organizations: Prince County Hospital Wednesday.Thompson

Geographic location: Wilmot Valley, Kensington

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  • Peter
    July 10, 2014 - 12:59

    RIP to a good man, a good husband and father, a good judge, a good neighbour and a good friend. You'll be missed by many, Ralph :-(

    • Kay Wall
      July 10, 2014 - 15:19

      My deepest sympathy to the family at this sad time. I just can't believe how many people along that road have or have passed with cancer in the last few years. Why?

    • willy
      July 10, 2014 - 19:47

      @Kay it's because PEI is a farming island and they use tons of pesticides, and you either eat it or drink it in your water. It's just a matter of time on the island til you to get some form of it. Good luck!!

      July 10, 2014 - 20:34

      Kay and Willy, there is no place for this type of comment when the article is dealing with this respected man's passing. Willy, cancer is everywhere and you have no knowledge of what you speak. Save it.