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Chad Robert (Hayler) Thomson
April 21, 1969 - December 8, 2016

Chad ThomsonChad Robert Thomson was born April 21, 1969 to Ken and Delaine Thomson in Renton, WA and grew up in Snohomish. He was born with asthma and had to overcome many obstacles with daily breathing issues.
When Chad was only a boy he was introduced to golf by his grandfather, Arnold Keller, and he knew this was his sport. In junior high he excelled rapidly, winning many tournaments and played on the school team. In high school he played on the varsity team and received a letter in golf. Chad graduated from Snohomish High School in 1987. He went on to Bellevue Community College and played on the golf team there, also.
Chad was well known for always being the funny guy, joking and smiling with everyone. He truly had no enemies.
Following his college time he had a battle with alcoholism and he won; staying sober for over 15 years.
Over the years Chad was employed at the Snohomish Golf Course, Overlake Golf Course, Machias Grocery and Everett Golf and Country Club. His hobbies were golf, music and food.
On August 8, 1997, Chad married Dottie Drake and had his son, Zachary. He adopted his daughter Kristin a few years later. He helped raise his stepchildren, Heather, Bobby, Renee and Tommy. The marriage dissolved in 2012.
Chad had to fight his alcoholism again and in June of 2015 he won that battle again, meeting some great people along the way, including his friend Anthony Giamanco whom he loved taking road trips and visiting with often. When he passed he was very proud to have 531 days sober.
After his recovery Chad was diagnosed with the rare brain disease P.S.P. Thought to be non-terminal, this disease had many physical complications including falls, difficulty swallowing and loss of balance.
Though Chad fought each day looking for positive hope, he passed away peacefully December 8, 2016, at the age of 47, from Hypertension heart failure.
Chad is survived by his parents, Kenneth and Delaine Thomson; sister Tracy D. (Darren) Stultz; children Kristin Nicole Thomson and Zachary David-Hayler Thomson; niece Amanda Ward and nephews Anthony Stultz and Riley Stultz.
Services will be held January 8, 2017, 2 p.m. at the Thomas Family Farm, 9010 Marsh Rd, Snohomish.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in the memory of Chad Thomson to PSP. org.

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