Nolan John Thompson was born on April 30th, 1959 in Yorkton, SK., a son to Vernon and Jean Thompson and a younger brother to Dale.
Nolan grew up on the family farm in the Bredenbury area where he attended Glyndwr and Saltcoats School. In 1974, his family moved to Yorkton where he attended Yorkton Regional High School. Nolan was a great baseball player. At 14 years of age, Nolan was asked to try out for the Cincinnati Reds and the Kansas City Royals. He received a 2-year scholarship to Mineral Area College in Flat River, Missouri. While there, he threw out his pitching arm and returned back to Edmonton, where he became Credit Manager at Wheaton Chev Olds Dealership. Nolan moved to Preeceville in 1983, to manage the Preeceville Brown Brothers Ag Dealership.
During this time, he met the love of his life, Sharon Tulik and they were married July 8th, 1989.
In 1988, Nolan began his career as a District Sales Manager with Yamaha Motor Canada. He travelled all across his territory which was made up of ON, MB and SK meeting with all the dealers along the way. The job also took him across the world to places like Japan, Italy, Bahamas, Florida, Las Vegas, some which Sharon was fortunate to tag along.
While in Preeceville, Nolan was an active member with the Preeceville Wildlife Federation, a founding member of the Roughrider Snowmobile Club, loved playing slo-pitch with the Century House Ball Team, and being active in the community.
On August 2nd 1994, Nolan and Sharon welcomed their beautiful baby girl Taylor Lee.
During his years, Nolan was an avid hunter, loved fishing, sledding and quadding and spent countless hours with family and friends.
In 2003, Nolan was stricken with Neuro Sarcoidosis, a 9-month hospital stay which resulted in him becoming a paraplegic. His illness never wavered his outlook on life. After a 2-year recovery, he continued his work with Yamaha until 2008.
In April 2010, Nolan began his next sales career at Yorkton Hyundai. Here he rekindled lifetime acquaintances as well as forming new relationships with customers.
At the beginning of 2021, Nolan was faced with another health challenge which was a result from his illness in 2003.
Nolan is predeceased by his parents, Vernon and Jean Thompson, nephew Adam Vanthuyne, and brother-in-law Ronnie Kowalyk.
Leaving to cherish his memory; his wife Sharon of 31 years; daughter Taylor and her husband Justin Jakubowski; his brother, Dale (Jan); nephews, Sam & Ryan; sister in laws; Deb (Brian) Myhr, Molly Kowalyk, and Cindy (David) Vanthuyne; nieces and nephews; Nathan Myhr and daughter Hayley; Tara (Nolan) Brooks, Dakota & Riley; Pamela Myhr; Alexandra and Thomas Vanthuyne. As well as extended family, friends and colleagues.
The Celebration of Life was held on June 18, 2021 from the Chapel of Preeceville Funeral Home with Crystal Bailey, Certified Celebrant, officiating. The tribute was shared by David Vanthuyne, and Scott Pankevich served as the Urn Bearer. Memorial donations may be made to the Preeceville Wildlife Club or to Camp Easter Seals as gifts of remembrance. Messages of condolence may be shared at preecevillefuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Preeceville Funeral Home.
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