Kim Thornton

April 19, 2014 20 Condolences Print Obituary

In loving memory of Kim Thornton, December 30, 1951 to April 15, 2014

Kim passed away unexpectedly at age 62 leaving his wife Sandra, children Kari (Terry), Jesse (Cheryl) and Geneva (Dez) and six beloved grandchildren – Isabella, Skye, Owen, Kyryn, Alisdair, and Finn.

Kim was passionate about food and health, country living, photography and videography, and above all, his six grandchildren. He had a warm smile and a loving and generous nature. He will be missed beyond measure.

We will honour Kim’s life on Tuesday, April 22 with an open house from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at Kilini Lake Lodge. For driving directions, please contact

  1. Sandra,
    Eileen and I understand your deep loss and offer our best wishes. We know you have many wonderful positive memories that will help you recover. And you have a flock of grandchildren who are now missing their Grandfather but doubtless are a source of comfort and love for you right now and going forward.
    John and Eileen

  2. Sandra, my condolences to you and your family.


  3. Sandra – words cannot express what I know you and your family must be going threw at this time – you are in my thoughts at this very sad time.

  4. Sandra and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Your friend,
    Shannon Butler

  5. Dear Sandy, Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Mike, Cheryl, Kaila, Keegan & Jolie

  6. Hi Sandra. We extend our sincere condolences to you and your family at Kim’s passing. Know that we are thinking of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Death always seems so harsh and final. I recently came across this poem and it resonated for me. I offer it to you and your family…

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me

    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too

    When tomorrow starts with out me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand

    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love

    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne

    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new

    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past

    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart

  7. Sandra, Kari, Geneva, & Jesse,

    I am so sad to hear about the loss of your dad. He was such a wonderful man. I have so many pleasant memories of him from when we were young. He was such a kind and gentle man. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.


  8. Sandy, Kari, Jesse, Geneva, and families,

    With deep sympathy and heart felt sorrow, we share in your loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. May you all stand strong together and move forward, cherishing the fond memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Marjorie, Max, Annaliese, Elizabeth, & Meghan

  9. Dear Sandra, Geneva and family,
    I was so sad to hear the news of Kim passing. I remember how kind, fun, loving and supportive he was back in the days when Geneva and I were at Grant MacEwan. Please accept my deepest condolensces and know that he and you are all in my prayers. Peace and blessings.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am deeply saddened by your loss. I will always cherish the memory of our visit with you, and of the kindness and generosity that Kim (and you) showed us.

  11. Sandra and Family,
    We were all so deeply saddened to learn of your tremendous loss. Please know all of your YMCA family extends its heartfelt condolences at this very difficult time. We are all keeping you and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers.


  12. Sandra, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I remember seeing Kim at work on occassion when he came to pick you up–he always had a kind smile and a hello for me. Please know I am thinking of you and your family and wish you all comfort during this difficult time.

    Lynne Chwyl

  13. Dear Sandy and all your family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Kim was a warm, kind and gentle person who has left behind a big hole that can’t be filled.


  14. Sandra, my sincere condolences. I know there are no words that can assuage the grief of your loss. Just know that the thoughts and prayers of your CPRS friends and colleagues are with you and your family during this very difficult time.


  15. Dear Sandra, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and we’re all just a call away if you ever want to chat. Thinking of you.

  16. Sandra, I am very sorry to hear of your loss and extend my deepest condolences to you and your family members.

  17. Sandra and family – we are friends of Neil’s from our Ottawa days, who only met Kim and your family once at the Edmonton folk festival, where you all graciously shared your family tarp with us. We are so very sorry for the loss of Kim – from what Neil has told us, he was was a very kind and committed spouse/father/grandfather. You are in our thoughts.

  18. I just heard about this and I’m so sorry. I liked Kim very much. He was such a bright, talented and kind person.

  19. Dear Sandra

    I am so very sorry to hear about Kim’s passing. Today I bumped into Laurie Pettigrew at Curves and she told me about your loss. My condolences to you, your children and their families.

    Janice Morton

  20. Sandy, and family, we are so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I can’t imagine how devastating this must have been for you and the family. We send our condolences and sympathies knowing you will cherish the memories of a wonderful life spent with a very special husband who was so active in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives.

    Kasey and Lou

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