James (Jim) Tompkins


Tompkins, James (Jim)

Richard, of Summerland, B.C. passed away

November 17, 2012

at the age of 73.


Jim was born April 18, 1939

at Watrous, SK and attended school at KSS. He earned

his CA degree through The

Institute of Chartered

Accountants in 1964, all

while raising a young family. Jim was a managing partner with Rutherford Bazett in Osoyoos and then relocated to Penticton, and was

rewarded through hard work and a little luck by retiring

at the age of 52. His new four day work week consisted

of two rounds of golf and two days of ball followed by

an afternoon siesta and a rum and coke.


Jim was predeceased by his son Glen in 1975, mother

Edna, step-father Larry and father Richard. Jim is survived by his daughter Cassandra (Rob), son Kevin (Tammie), grandchildren Justin (Ellie), Drew, Sonia (Leigh) and

Sasha and by his great grandchildren Mason and Adelynn, sisters Joy and Jean and brother Barry (Sandy). He will

also be missed by his special friend, Linda Hoshizaki.


By special request there will not be a “cry fest” but a

Celebration of Life on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at

the Legion Hall, 14205 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC from 1-3 pm. Come share your stories and have a beer on Jim (yes, really!). Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the BC Cancer Agency, 399 Royal Avenue,

Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.

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