My beautiful, smart daughter told her doctor to stop giving her chemo in June 2016. At the time, she asked for a prescription for Death with Dignity drugs so she could end her life on her own terms. Due to delay after delay, the prescription wasn’t written until 2 days after she died. She was so tired at the end that when I kissed her goodbye, she made a gigantic effort to give me a big smile. It was an honor to be her mother and to be able to look after her for the last two months of her life.
Her memorial was beautiful and at least 100 people came from near and far to show how much they adored her. Many more were unable to come but sent cards and flowers. She was well loved.
Laura Lynn Thompson | PASSAGES
Oct 18, 2016 at 10:36AM
Laura Lynn Thompson –
Laura fought a four year-plus battle with ovarian cancer going through many treatments. She eventually succumbed at age 56 early on a Saturday morning at Tacoma General Hospital.
She is survived by her parents, Richard H. (Vancouver, B.C.) and Patricia Thompson (Bainbridge Island); as well as siblings, Cheryl (Dan, Ria Yusuf, Colten) Perrett (Kelowna, B.C.), Elizabeth, (Madeleine) Laplante (Bainbridge Island), Martin (Dylan, Hunter, Riley, Zachary) (LaJolla, California), Dean (Asako,Gabrielle, Bradley, Momoko) (Los Gatos, Calif.) and Richard L. (Abigail Hamilton, Walter, Hugo) (Bainbridge Island). She left behind her “angels” at Arms Around Bainbridge and good friends and customers at Town & Country Markets where she worked.
Laura also lived in Los Angeles, Calif., Vancouver, B.C. and the Columbia Valley in British Columbia and many will remember her there for her strong work ethic and fun personality.
Laura had many interests such as motorcycling, gardening, cooking, traveling, camping, reading, music, karaoke and fashion to name a few. She never missed a Seahawks game; she was also a diehard Raiders fan (but was letting them go if they moved to Las Vegas).
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at The Manor House at Pleasant Beach in Lynwood, Bainbridge Island. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to Arms Around Bainbridge (http://www.armsaroundbainbridge.org).