Exeter, NH – Anthony “Ance” William Thatcher passed away peacefully at High Point Hospice House in Haverhill, MA on January 7, 2021 after a long illness. Born in London, England, on December 29, 1934, Ance was the son of Claire Whitehead Thatcher Robertson and Frank Robert Thatcher.
Ance emigrated to Canada in 1940 and attended schools in Ontario. In 1979, the family moved from their farm in Ontario and settled in Windham, NH. Ance spent many years as a marketing executive with several high-tech computer companies. In 1992, Ance and Kathy opened up Cosmetic Laser Clinics in the Boston, Philadelphia and Bethesda areas. They retired in 2008 to spend more time with their grandchildren. He lived in Candia, NH, and Exeter, NH for many years.
Ance loved to go to agricultural fairs for the oxen pull and French fries, and participate in outdoor activities including cross country skiing, kayaking and canoeing. Each year, he loved to create a Halloween haven for his grandchildren and their friends. He loved to entertain and tell jokes, sometimes repeatedly, and was a wealth of knowledge, particularly trivia.
Ance is survived by his wife, Katharine (Sickinger), son Brendon Thatcher (Tammy), step-children Edward Lethbridge (Rose), Tracey Lethbridge Kallander (Peter), Cheryl Lethbridge Bennett (Steven), grandchildren Christine Bennett Tjerandsen (Carl), Jessica Bennett, Michael Bennett, Eric Kallander, Benjamin Kallander (Kirsten Simano), Luke Thatcher, Jayson Thatcher, Quincy Supranes, Glory Supranes, and great-granddaughters Emma Kallander and Alex Tjerandsen.
Ance is survived by his children with his first wife: Eileen Thatcher Beal, Julia Thatcher Pifher, Gerald Thatcher, and Stanley Thatcher, and their children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son John Thatcher. Ance is also survived by his brother Guy Thatcher (Carroll), Meredith Robertson Valcic (Marco), Stuart Robertson (Barbara) and several nieces and nephews.
Services are private due to Covid. Memorial donations can be made to: Community Caregivers, 6 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 (www.comcaregivers.org).Print Obituary & Condolences