Virginia (Gini) Thompson, (Simmons), was born in Valentine, Nebraska, December 2, 1931 and is survived by her adoring husband, Allan, two loving sons, Brent(Michelle) and Paul(Mitzi) and four grandchildren: Kristopher, Spencer, Paige and Grant, and her sister Esther. Gini was the second youngest and was cherished by all seven of her siblings. Nebraska is where she began her love with horses, wildlife and the amazingness of nature.
Gini loved her Island home, living life to the fullest — spending hours each day in her little garden, swimming and treasuring evening sunsets. Gini loved the water and loved island life. After growing up in Nebraska her dream was to live on the water. She fulfilled that dream on Vashon with homes on the waterfront at Dolphin Point, Sunset Beach and Glen Acres. She also loved her second home on Gabriola Island in B.C. where she could swim in the summer, ‘talk’ with the sealions and watch her beloved sunsets.
But it was Gini’s Faith that was foremost in her life as she shared her love for Jesus, and wasn’t afraid of being rebuked, alert to opportunities to share that love and the message of Salvation for eternal life through Christ. Gini was best known for her devotion through prayer and meditation.
After a very short illness, Gini passed peacefully near her home on Gabriola, on November 4, 2018 with the assurance of that Saving Grace.
She will be deeply missed by her many loving friends and family.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, December 29th, at 1:00 PM at the Bethel Church.