Harold Thompson was born in 1932 at Tisdale, Saskatchewan. He joined the Department of Natural Resources in 1955 as a trainee and graduated as a Conservation Officer in 1957. Harold was stationed in Dorintosh, Meadow Lake, Uranium City, La Loche and Buffalo Narrows. On August 20th, 1959, Officer Thompson boarded a Cessna 180 aircraft to fly from Buffalo Narrows to La Loche. The aircraft was believed to have gone down in Peter Pond Lake. Even though an extensive search on land and dragging operation on the lake was conducted, no trace of the plane was found. So Harold’s name would be perpetuated, a peninsula on the lake was named “Thompson Peninsula”.