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. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.