Passed away surrounded by family, on Friday, February 28th, 2020 in Barrie, Ontario, at the age of 77. Born on November 20th, 1942 to Melville & Louise Porter of Craighurst Ave. in Toronto Ont. Mary Lou enjoyed many creative pursuits some of which included knitting sweaters for her family, friends, and teachers of that year. Mary Lou also, dedicated countless hours of her life to volunteering within her community, i.e.: library duties, & school breakfast clubs. Mary Lou loved taking care of others, be it family, close friends, or the numerous of beloved pets, that Mary Lou had taken in over her lifetime, including dogs, cats, birds, mice rats, and one big chinchilla to name just a few. Preceded in death by her oldest son Michael Alistair Seymour Thomson, and survived by her dedicated husband of 61 years, Alistair William Thomson, and her loving sons Bradley, Raymond, Jimmy, Cameron, and Devyn Thomson. Mary Lou was a caring & dedicated grandmother, aunt, cousin, and very close friends to many more. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her, especially the little furry ones. Friends may be received at the JENNETT FUNERAL & CREMATION CENTRE on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 for a memorial gathering from 2:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. Cremation has taken place. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the OSPCA. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca
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