Robert Matthew Thomson, 70, passed away on June 14, 2022 at Halifax Health Hospice in Edgewater, FL. Bob is survived by his wife Faye, his daughter Jill (Tim) DeLong and grandson Callum of St Cloud, MN, his son Parr (Cecilia) Thomson of Nashville, TN, sisters Mary Jane Thomson Swarts and Patricia Bea (Thomson) Tersteeg, and many loving nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Dorothy (Miller) Thomson and nephew Robert Tersteeg. Bob was born in Minneapolis and moved to International Falls at an early age. He attended St Thomas Catholic School and graduated from Falls High School in 1969. He attended Rainy River Jr College and graduated from U of MN-Minneapolis with a BS in Civil Engineering. Bob had a successful career in highway/heavy construction and was a Registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida.
In his free time Bob enjoyed boat rides, working on projects at the beloved Green Cabin in Northeast Bay on Rainy Lake, teaching the kids how to operate a boat and motor or lawn mower or snow blower, helping at the soccer field or hockey rink, and vacationing in Mexico and the Caribbean with Faye and the kids in the winter.
Bob and Faye relocated to Dunedin, FL in 2004 after one last cold winter in Rogers, MN. In 2019 they moved to a condo on the beach in Ponce Inlet where Bob enjoyed morning swims in the ocean, going to classic car shows to see if anybody had a ‘69 GTX, and stopping for a burger, a cold beer and some live music.
Bob will be missed by his many friends and family alike. A celebration gathering is being planned for mid-September in northern Minnesota.
Condolences for the family may be shared at www.BaldwinCremation.com.
If desired, donations in Bob’s memory may be made to your favorite youth soccer organization, Rainy Lake flood relief at