Businessman Norberg K. Thompson died at Florida Hospital in Orlando Thursday morning. He was 81.
‘Mr. Thompson passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, in Orlando, Florida at 10.33am on Thursday, March 30, 2006 after a brief illness,’ states a press release from the family.
Memorial Service and funeral arrangements are pending.
Mr. Thompson suffered a severe cerebral haemorrhage 19 March and was rushed to George Town Hospital. He was later transferred to the Orlando hospital.
Mr. Thompson leaves a rich legacy on Grand Cayman.
In 2002 he received the Order of the British Empire during Queen’s Birthday honours.
The honour was paid Mr. Thompson following a lengthy career in many ventures.
Mr. Thompson was born 28 March, 1925 in George Town and married Mary V. Thompson nee Merren on 22 May, 1965. They had two sons.
He was educated in the Cayman Islands Government school.
Mr. Thompson was a seaman for 10 years and started Wholesome Bakery in 1954 and real estate development in 1964. He was a founding member of the Rotary Club.