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April 7, 1960 -October 1, 2016

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).


10 thoughts on “April 7, 1960 -October 1, 2016

  1. I’m so sorry to hear Laura Lynn lost her battle with cancer. I started following her many years ago and we exchanged comments many time. Laura Lynn will be missed in the blog-o-sphere.


  2. Thank you so much for letting us, her many blog friends, know. I’d wondered often, even checking her blog for new posts, Googling her name. I was even thinking of her the day before your message…I feared the worst. Laura was a wonderful person. And to think I never even met her in person! As blogging friends, I rejoiced with her on the good days: recipes, sports games, her appreciation of the nature all around her, her favorite booze, being surrounded with family, and I was saddened on her bad days of fatigue, headaches, when she struggled to read or write her blog. She was one of the first to read my novel and even review it on Amazon which is a testament to her generosity. I hope she’s at peace and my sincerest condolences to all of you. She will be missed among us.


    • Thank you for your remembrances of Laura. She was talented in so many ways. I hated to see her decline and I miss her a lot as I know you do too. Make the most of every day! Good luck with your novel.


  3. Thank you for taking a moment to share — I am so sorry for your loss and our loss. I have been thinking of Laura all summer and was worried. May she find great peace in her next adventure. Sending little prayer into the wind.


  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I found Laura Lynn’s page while grieving for my younger sister whom we lost after a literal war with breast cancer (5 different battles). Your daughter’s blog gave me so much insight into my sister’s suffering. I will always appreciate that. I’d love to wrap my arms around you and give you a great big hug. Praying for healing and comfort.


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