Colin Scott Thompson, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully in Torrance, California on February 7, 2016. He was born in Huntington Park, CA on November 17, 1953, as the youngest son of Donald Carl Thompson and Pauline Guinn Thompson. Colin grew up in the South Bay, living his early …read more
Colin Scott Thompson, loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully in Torrance, California on February 7, 2016. He was born in Huntington Park, CA on November 17, 1953, as the youngest son of Donald Carl Thompson and Pauline Guinn Thompson. Colin grew up in the South Bay, living his early years blocks away from his beloved Torrance Beach. He graduated from South High School in Torrance, CA in 1971 and attended California State University at San Diego. He was employed by Hebson Insurance Agency in Torrance, where he worked as an insurance broker for over 30 years.
Colin’s first love was his family and time spent with them in their activities from soccer and softball to dance and Boy Scouts. Whether he was the coach or their most enthusiastic supporter, he was always there with his booming voice. He enjoyed fishing, golf, Dodger baseball, and was a devoted fan of USC Athletics. He was a member of the South Bay Athletic Club for over 30 years. A big part of who Colin was stemmed from his lifetime of medical adversities. Friends and family often called him “The Warrior” because of his courage and indomitable spirit in the face of those adversities. He will long be remembered for his love of his family, his infectious laugh, great sense of humor, and of course his signature smile.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen, with whom he shared 35 years of life and love, daughters Grace and Alexandria, son Anthony, brother Randall (Robin), along with many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Donald (2009), and his mother, Pauline (2001).
The family would like to sincerely thank UCLA Medicine, Department of Head and Neck, and most especially, UCLA Oncologist Dr. Deborah Wong and her staff, for their care and dedication.
Services will be held Thursday, February 25, at Riviera Methodist Church, 375 Palos Blvd., Redondo Beach, at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of Colin’s life will continue at The Portofino Hotel, Bayside Ballroom, in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Thompson Educational Fund, which has been established for his two youngest children, would be greatly appreciated. Donations may be mailed to: Thompson Educational Fund, 904 Silver Spur Rd. #261, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 or made through PayPal at [email protected]