52 died on August 9, 2009 with the love and compassion of his family at his side with dignity and in familiar surroundings after a period of illness.
He was born the son of Joyce B. (Tufts) and Alan W. Thompson on July 16, 1957 in Bellows Falls, Vermont.
As a baby, Randy and his family moved to Westmoreland. He was educated locally and graduated from Keene High School. He has been a resident of Westmoreland for all of his life.
After High School Randy was employed by various companies and held different positions. For the past three years he has been employed by the Monadnock Regional School District in the maintenance department.
On August 14, 1987 Randy took his vows and married his love Joan M. (Morse) at the family farm in Westmoreland. They have built a life of love for each other. Raising three children while being married for almost 22 years.
Mr. Thompson lost both of his parents as a small child. He and his siblings were fortunate enough to have family assist in raising them. His grandmother Lucy Thompson, his other grand parents Edith and Norman Cox Sr. and his aunt Jane Goodnow were all influential in bringing up the children.
Randy loved horses and farm life. Simple things made him happy. Being on the land camping, hunting and fishing was a time for inner peace. He also liked to play softball, playing in numerous leagues over the years. He was a member and longtime supporter of the Abanaquis 4-H. and Equine clubs. It didn’t matter if he was in the garden planting vegetables or cleaning horse stalls, Randy loved being outdoors. Randy had a sense of community spirit. He was a 9 year member of the Westmoreland Volunteer Fire Department. Randy was also proud of his heritage and was a member of the MacTavish Clan.
He is survived by his wife Joan M. (Morse) Thompson of Westmoreland. His three daughters; Nicole E. Thompson, Andrea L. Thompson and Lucy E. Thompson all of Westmoreland. Evan Ballas thought of as a son from Swanzey. His aunt, Jane Goodnow of Westmoreland. He also leaves his three siblings; Donny Thompson of Westmoreland, Kenny Thompson and his wife Lori of Westmoreland, Bev Hill and her husband Andy of Swanzey. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Randy is pre-deceased by his parents Alan and Joyce Thompson.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August 22nd. At 2pm. in the Fellowship Hall, Westmoreland. Burial was held earlier.