Thomson, Robert

In Memory of Robert Hugh (Bob) Thomson, 1926-2012 

Born in Miami Cottage Hospital, Bob passed away on the family farm which had been homesteaded by his grandfather in 1879. Bob lived his whole life on that farm except for a 10 month period when he took his senior matriculation in Portage la Prairie. Bob was a dedicated environmentalist long before it became fashionable. His passions in life were to improve his prize-winning Polled Hereford herd and sports. He spent more than 20 years playing baseball throughout Manitoba and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. Bob also played organized hockey starting at the pee-wee level in Miami and ending with the Pembina Valley Old-Timers when in his 60’s. Bob was the all-time points leader in the Eastern Manitoba Hockey League and, received a trophy as the most gentlemanly player in the league. For several years Bob coached young Miami hockey teams. Bob shunned the spotlight and was always quiet-spoken but could use his few words effectively. After receiving the gentlemanly player award a radio interviewer asked how he had managed to play 18 seasons and receive only six minutes in penalties. “Lousy officiating”, Bob quipped. End of interview!


Donations made by:

  • Thomson, Craig and Heather
  • Thomson, Peter
  • Thomson, Rae
  • Thomson, Robert
  • Alexander, Thelma
  • Croghan, Bruce and Dorothy
  • Thomson, Kendra
  • VanWyck, William and Loreen