Kenneth “Ken” Glen Thomson

Ken passed away in the company of his beloved wife on August 8th, 2015 in Maple Ridge, BC.
He is survived by his wife Joan Thomson (nee Morris), his mother Anne Genoe (nee Deforest), his siblings Ken Genoe and Cheryl Galway of Acton, Ontario, his children Katie Thomson Miller and Jayson Thomson, and loving granddaughter Liberty.
Ken will always be remembered for his love of the natural beauty of his community, along with his dedication to preserving the Pitt-Addington Reserve, Burns Bog, and other vital ecosystems in the Lower Mainland. His work in these areas promoted the saving of many species of birds and water fowl, especially the Sandhill Crane.
In memoriam, a nature walk in his honour will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 9:30am, at his favourite spot to view his Sandhill Cranes; The Crane Dyke at the end Neaves Road in Pitt Meadows.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Alouette Field Naturalists, The Burns Bog Conservation Society, The International Crane Foundation, or BC Nature.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact Information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email:

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  1. http://Larry%20&Barb%20DeForest

    So sorry to hear of your loss,our thoughts and prayers for your family at this time. Take care, xo

  2. http://Margaret%20and%20Gerry%20Hennessey

    Joan and Family – Our thoughts and condolences are with you all at this very sad time. Margaret and Gerry Hennessey.

  3. http://Paul%20Lawson

    From all of us at the Research Forest, we wish to offer our thoughts and prayers to Joan and family. We will miss Ken greatly. We had so much left to learn from him.

  4. http://Eliza%20Olson

    I think everyone above has said it all. I am sorry that I could not take part in Ken’s memorial walk. He will be missed by all his friends including the Sandhill cranes in the Fraser Valley.

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