Dorothy Lenore Thompson

Dorothy Lenore Scovell was born in Toronto in 1941, the youngest of six. She attended teachers’ college, following her passion for inspiring young minds. She was a kindergarten teacher for the Toronto District School Board, a Sunday school director at her church, and at night, she taught English to new Canadians.

In 1965, Dorothy married Richard Thompson at Bedford Park United Church. They had two children.

They moved to their dream home in Lindsay in 1997 and became active members of Queen Street United Church.

In 2013, Dorothy published her book Threads from the Loom of Time, a non-fiction account of her family’s history and pioneer life in Canada. The book is connected to The Muskoka Story, written by her mother, Beatrice Scovell.

Dorothy and Richard moved into long-term care in Oshawa in 2017.

Dorothy passed away September 25, 2020.


Threads from the Loom of Time

Further Reading:

“An Evening with Dorothy Thompson.” (May 2013)

“Weaving a wonderful tale out of a family’s legacy.” Catherine Whitnall. Kawartha Lakes This Week. 17 May 2013.

Dorothy Lenore Thompson obituary

Richard Thompson obituary