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Theodore Aniatarena Thompson peacefully passed away on March 2, 2019 at the Iakhihsohtha Lodge. Theodore "Teddy" Thompson of River Road, Tsi Snaihne, was 87. Teddy was raised by his grandmother Bella Seymour. He learned how to take care of cattle and his grandmother taught him how to prepare and cook white corn. Teddy passed down his knowledge to his sons. Teddy was a painter for over 30 years. He was a member of The International Brothers of Painters and Allied Trades, a local union of Camden, New Jersey. He worked in Syracuse and Albany painting bridges. His sons followed and they all worked in New York. Teddy retired in 1993 from the Seaway International Bridge Corporation at the age of 62. Teddy enjoyed farming and gardening. He was known through our nations for his white corn (Kanenstoha:re). Teddy enjoyed watching hockey and wrestling with his family and going to lacrosse games. He was so proud of his lacrosse playing grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will miss our visits, playing bingo, his stories and his hugs.

Teddy was the beloved husband of the late Shirley (nee White) Thompson. Dear father of Chester Thompson (Lois) of Kanatakon, Francis Thompson (Caroline) and Ricky Thompson (Marion) both of Tsi Snaihne, Rebecca Thompson (Joe) of Massena, New York and chosen son Jason Thompson. Dear brother of Mike Thompson (Julia) of Kawehnoke. Proud grandfather of 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

Teddy was predeceased by his parents Francis Thompson and Julia (nee Seymour) Thompson, one brother Edward "Eddy" Thompson, two sisters Beatrice Arquette and Jane Tarbell, and two great granddaughters Kyleigh McDonald & Zyleigh Cook.

Resting at the Homemakers at 1126 River Road, Tsi Snaihne, beginning 12 Noon Wednesday, March 6, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 8, 2019 in St. Regis Parish Church at 2:00pm. Interment Parish Cemetery. Funeral arrangements under the care and direction of Lahaie & Sullivan Cornwall Funeral Homes, West Branch, 20 Seventh Street West, Cornwall (613-932-8482). Messages of condolence may be left at


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