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Robert A. Thompson

Halifax Chronicle Herald 03/19/1998

THOMPSON, Robert A. - 23, died Tuesday, March 17, 1998, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he was receiving treatment for Cystic Fibrosis. Born in Halifax, Rob was the son of Donna and Ian Thompson and the brother of Jane. He was a sports reporter with The Chronicle-Herald and The Mail-Star. Rob attended Gorsebrook Junior High School where he was head boy. He graduated from Queen Elizabeth High School, where he was head boy, co-captain of the football team, winner of the Birks Medal, and the Jack Cornwall Prize as outstanding male graduating student. The Jack Cornwall prize was established by Rob's great-great-grandfather. He attended both Dalhousie University and Queens University from where he graduated with a bachelor of science in 1997. In 1989, Rob was named Nova Scotia's Football Player of the Year by Sport Nova Scotia. He was for many years associated with the Dalhousie University hockey team, working as a stick boy, statistician and announcer. He was also an assistant coach of the Queen Elizabeth High School football team. Rob was a volunteer for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and, at one time, was the foundation's national poster child. Beside his parents and sister, Rob is survived by his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Newman, several cousins, aunts and uncles. Visitation will be 2-4, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 20, at 1790 Bloomingdale Terr., Halifax. Memorial service will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. in The Cathedral Church of All Saints, Tower Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, PO Box 27175, Halifax, N.S., B3H 4M8.