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Thursday, June 15, 2006

2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet

The 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, art collector, Director (formerly Chairman) The Thomson Corporation; died 12 June 2006. He was 82. Kenneth Roy Thomson was born at Toronto, 1 September, 1923, son of the 1st Baron, GBE, founder of Thomson Newspapers, by his wife, Edna Annis (died 1951) daughter of John Irvine, of Drayton, Ontario. Succeeded to the peerage (created in 1964) on teh demise of his father, 1976. Married 1956, Nora Marilyn, daughter of A.V. Lavis, by whom he had 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is succeeded in the peerage by his elder son, the Hon. David Kenneth Roy Thomson, b. 12 June, 1957.

Source: The Times 13 June 2006


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