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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.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Legion Hall

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for TOMPKINS, James is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Legion Hall

14205 Rosedale Avenue Summerland BC


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  • Lou-Anne Gowing says:

    Dear Cass,
    I’m in California but was very shocked to read of your Dad’s very young passing. I sure would have come to the service to catch up with you and want you to know I’m thinking of you.
    Your friend,

  • Gail White Davies says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim and I go back a long way
    to childhood. I am Edmee’s older sister. I still look back to the old days in the North end where we all hung out. God bless you Jim, here’s to better days.

  • Penny Ivens-Baker & Marvyn Baker says:

    To the Family of Jim Tompkins,

    We are truly saddened by Jim’s passing. We had enjoyed many Grad ’57 Class social gatherings over recent years as a former school chum (Penny) from KSS. He was a GEM!


    Penny Ivens-Baker and Marvyn Baker

  • Ed Check says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to the tompkins family. He nwill be sorely missed. Helen & Ed Check

  • Penny Ivens-Baker & Marvyn Baker says:

    To Family of Jim Tompkins,

    We are truly saddened by Jim’s passing. We had enjoyed many Grad ’57 Class social gatherings over recent years. As a former KSS school chum (Penny Ivens). He was a GEM and we will miss him.


    Penny Ivens-Baker & Marvyn Baker

  • Brenda Johnson says:

    Wishing the family that our treasured memories with your Dad help soften the blow of the loss of your Dad and Grandfather.

    Our Condolences, Brenda & Dwayne Johnson

  • Jacqueline Jackson says:

    Heartfelt condolences to the family from an acquaintance of 38 years….the old baseball days. Fond memories and the picture chosen is perfect. Such a gentleman in every way!

  • Joey & Jim Cowden says:

    Dear Kevin,Tammie,Sonia,Sasha
    So sorry to hear of Jim passing,I know how very dear and special he was to you and you to him.
    Hugs and Love to you All XO

  • Tom Johnston says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. What started out many years ago as a business relationship between Jim and I quickly became a warm friendship – largely forged on the curling ice! It was a privilege to have known Jim, and I will never forget his great sense of humour and kindness. Tom Johnston

  • Wendy Jensen says:

    To my dear cousins
    I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have such wonderful memories from my childhood of all the laughter when your mom & dad would visit.
    Thinking of you all,

  • Joan and Terry Seibel says:

    Dear Cassandra and family,
    I just found out you lost your dad, Connie mentioned it in her Xmas card or I would have come to the service. Sounds like you shared alot of great times with your dad, by the looks of all the pictures on facebook.I will always remember, and often think about those years that I practically lived at your house on Duncan avenue!! So much fun and so many great memories with your Mom and Dad:) Our thoughts and prayers are with you Cass,
    Joan and Terry xo

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