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AUGUSTA - Kim B. Thompson, age 67, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at his home with his wife and dog near by. He was born in Bangor, ME on June 21, 1948, son of Bernard and Gertrude (Rossignol) Thompson.

Kim was a graduate of Fort Fairfield High School and the University of Maine at Orono where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics and his Master's Degree in Systems Engineering.

He served in the US Army from 1970 to 1973. In 1971 he married Jane Blackwell.

He was employed for over 20 years at Bangor and Aroostook Railroad as a computer programmer, retired from OSI, then worked for several years after retirement at LL Bean.

Kim enjoyed many outdoor activities including cycling, cross-country skiing and hiking with his family, especially at Acadia National Park. He took pleasure in gardening and laying up the winter's supply of firewood. Kim was an avid knitter, and had recently taken up wood carving.

He was a member of the Maine Astronomical Society, Kennebec Karvers and the Maine Freewheelers.

Mr. Thompson was pre-deceased by his father, Bernard Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jane (Blackwell) Thompson of Augusta; three daughters: Susan Thompson and her husband Steven Fisher of Randolph, NH, Mary Bentley and her husband Jerrod of New Gloucester and Catherine Lee and her husband Michael of Eau Claire, WI; his mother, Gertrude (Rossignol) Thompson of Hermon; four sisters: Glenda Dow and her husband David of East Corinth, Sheila Schoolcraft and her husband William of Garland, Carla Thompson of Malden, MA and Sally Bernier and her husband Jeffrey of Hutto, TX; three grandchildren: Andrew and Jacob Bentley and Madeline Lee as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering on Sunday, December 13th any time between 2 and 4 PM at the Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta, ME.

Those who wish may make donations in Kim's memory to either: Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pet Haven Lane, Augusta, ME, 04330, or the Blackwell Family Scholarship Fund, payable to the University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME, 04469-5792.

Arrangements are under the direction of Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME.

Condolences, photos and memories may be shared at www.plummerfh.com.
Published on  December 7, 2015
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