We Remember

THOMPSON, Alexander

February 9, 2001 — September 13, 2023

With a heavy heart, we share the loss of our cherished Alexander Thompson, who unexpectedly passed away on September 13, 2023 during a hiking accident. Alex came into this world with so much to give on February 9, 2001. He was nurtured to appreciate and embrace every encounter life had to offer.  He will always be in the hearts of his loving family: his parents, Jeff & Lorenda Thompson; and his sister Olivia Thompson; as well as his grandparents Alida & Dwaine Sordahl; Auntie Tala & Uncle Brian Wambacher and cousins, Eric and Samantha; and  Auntie Chris & Uncle Barry Richards and cousins, Chelsey and Justin. He goes to join his grandparents Doug & Ev Thompson and his grandfather Bob Mihalynuk, who passed before him.

Alex’s curiosity was ignited from a very young age by his experiences on his beloved dirt bike, it was a gateway to many adventurous endeavours. He loved camping, hiking, and was an avid skier.

At age 5, Alex started playing baseball. For 13 years, he played on many teams and made many lasting friendships. He earned the nickname “Smiley”, and for good reason, that nickname stuck with him for life. Alex was fortunate to have some encouraging coaches, including his dad. One of the highlights of his baseball career was when he won the 2017 Provincials in his hometown.

Smart and determined, Alex managed to handle schoolwork, volleyball, basketball, and baseball. Teamwork was his specialty. He always had a kind word or a goofy comment, which would make his teammates and fellow students laugh.

Nursing was his passion and goal, Alex had almost completed his nursing degree to become an RN; a perfect fit for his kindness, compassion, and care. His combination of intelligence, empathy, and his sense of humour would have made him an excellent nurse.

Whether it was a new hike, a rock to climb, or almost anything else outdoors, Alex never had a hard time finding someone to join him, and he was always up for a new adventure. Alex also had a passion for going to see the latest movies with his buddies. Alex was an exceptional friend.

While during his 22 years on this earth, Alex touched so many lives, his truest love was for his family. He was a son and brother first, he was happy to stay home and spend time with Mom, Dad, and Liv. He was an amazing grandson, nephew, and cousin. Family was extremely important to Alex, and once you became his friend, you became family.

Alex was taken away too soon. He was doing one of the things he loved most, hiking the top of a mountain. So, as you remember Alex, look up to the sky and smile.

Fly high, Alex! We Love you forever!

We have established a memorial bursary in honour of Alex, which will support a student embarking on their nursing program journey. Instead of sending flowers, please consider making a contribution to the bursary fund by e-transferring funds to in_loving_memory@outlook.com.

A Celebration of Life will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, at 1:00 PM (PDT), at SPRINGFIELD FUNERAL HOME, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. If you are unable to attend in person, please join the family online by Livestream at the time of the service (see below), a recording will be made available to view shortly thereafter.

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, at 1:00 PM (PDT)


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A memorial bursary in honour of Alex, which will support a student embarking on their nursing program journey: E-transfer funds to in_loving_memory@outlook.com


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The service for THOMPSON, Alexander is scheduled for SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2023, at 1:00 PM (PDT). Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Nicole Miller says:

    My deepest condolences to your family for the loss of such a wonderful human being. I didn’t know Alex personally but my daughter was in his graduating class and he was best friends with others I do know personally. He was always spoken highly of and all in all was a outstanding young man . Taken from this world far to soon . He will surely be missed deeply and may rest peacefully in heavens wings .

  • d'Aoust family says:

    There are no words to express our sadness for your loss. Alex was an incredible human and exemplified the spirit that lives in all members of your amazing family. We have been so privileged to know you all, and Alex, and we are so deeply sorry for this unfair, untimely loss. He had already contributed much to his world and there’s no doubt he had more to give. Our hearts are with you all. With so much love, Karen, Max and Jack d’Aoust

  • Rick, Catherine, Justin & Dillon Paulger says:

    Lorenda, Jeff and Olivia. What a kind, caring and gentle young man Alex was. Impacting many lives as a son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. As we celebrate his precious life, always remember Alex will never be forgotten. Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you.

  • Kevin, Angela Lwowski and Family says:

    Sending our sincere sympathy to you all for your tragic loss of Alex. Our hearts go out to you during this painful time. It was a joy to watch our sons growing up and playing ball together! xo
    Kevin, Angela, Derek, Jeff and Jenna Lwowski

    • Tristen Ramsay says:

      I know how deeply your family must be feeling the grief of Alex’s loss, and how much you must love him. His nickname “Smiley” wasn’t something I was aware of, but when I read it, I thought just how perfect it was. Every time I saw Alex in class at nursing school, he had a big smile or was cracking a joke. He used to sit in the row in front of me, and we would crack jokes back and forth at one another during our nursing school lectures. He seemed like a fierce friend. I think the world is a bit less bright now without him. I know he would have been such a good nurse, and it hurts to know that the world wont get to continue feeling his compassion and kindness. From the bottom of my heart, I am so incredibly grateful to have met him, and I am so grateful to know how much love, and caring, and genuine friendships he brought some of my colleagues and classmates. I know he was universally loved by all. Rest in peace Alex, we’re all going to miss you so much. I’ll be thinking of you every time I go to work buddy. -Tristen

  • Kim Ito says:

    Dear Lorenda, Jeff and Liv,
    Words cannot express how heartbroken we are over Alex’s passing. His friendship with our daughter, Maraya, was cherished and valued. When he was over at our house, he was always polite, kind and sweet and always had a smile on his face and there was laughter in the air. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. He loved and was loved fiercely.
    Kim, Peter, and Maraya

  • Kai Trush and Angela Trush says:

    We send our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Kai remembers how Alex would ask him how his season was going whenever Kai was catching and Alex was the umpire.

  • Andrea Tannahill says:

    I taught Alex in the second year of his nursing program at Okanagan College. He was in my clinical group & in labs I helped to facilitate. Alex was always happy. He could find the bright spot in any challenging situation. He was an excellent team member who was always willing to help a fellow student. He cared about his patients deeply and always did his best for them. He was a joy to be around. I also taught Olivia in the first year of her nursing program at Okanagan College. I am so saddened by Alex’s passing. Thinking of his parents, Olivia & the rest of his family & friends at this time.

  • Curtis Walz says:

    My condolences to your family during this difficult time. Alex and I went to school together, starting at Springvalley and then at Rutland Senior. I will remember Alex as a smart, caring, and kind soul that I was very fortunate to cross paths with. May he rest in peace

  • Tina Kulifaj says:

    I was so shocked and saddened by this devastating news. My memories of Alex from working on him at the orthodontic office were always that of looking forward to seeing such a pleasant, happy and respectful teenager. He was a joy to speak with and definitely a boy that would make any parent proud. We lost a special person far too soon. My heart is broken for you and your entire family. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this extremely difficult time ❤️

  • Jennifer Skwarczynski says:

    Our hearts hurt for your family. Our condolences from our family to yours. Our children have nothing but wonderful things to say about Alex and the experiences they shared with him. He was a wonderful young man that will be missed by many.
    Ron, Jen, Hannah & Logan Skwarczynski

  • Hope Cavallo says:

    My heart breaks for Alex’s dear family and friends at this time. I had the pleasure of being Alex’s school counsellor at RSS. Anyone who knew Alex, whether it be students or staff, would say the same thing about him:: “the nicest guy”, “always smiling”, “the kind of person everyone loves”, “a special person”.. I am sending my condolences and much love to Alex’s family and friends. Love Hope

  • Dion and Kerry says:

    We ask, we listen we pray, we ponder, we feel, we love. Our prayers, love and thoughts are with you all as you journey into this reality of lives with Alex gone before. We hold onto memories and keep his imprint in this world and our hearts alive through sharing his life. We offer prayers and love. Kerry and Dion

  • Maegan Church says:

    Jeff, Lorenda and Olivia,
    My family and I are sending you our deepest condolences over the tragic loss of your Alex. For such a young man, he had already made such a positive difference in the world and it is clear that he would have continued to do so. You could tell at his funeral that he inspired so much love. His memory will live on in the hearts of so many, including my own.
    With so much love, Maegan

  • Mike Gauthier says:

    Lorenda. Jeff and olivia. So sorry for loss of alex. I just watched the ceremony and it was beautiful. Take care and we are all thinking of your family

  • Susan, Cam, Jordan & Jayson Laidlaw says:

    Sending our deepest condolences and love to you all. Alex’s service was a beautiful tribute to an amazing young man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers every day. What a privilege it was to have been able to spend so much time with Alex over the years. So many memories we will hold dear to us and his name will always shine down from that provincial winning team at Edith Gay. Jordan will be able to honour Alex’s memory with his AT initials on his umpire jersey and stay close to our hearts. ❤️

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