Walter James Thompson

April 25th, 2022

With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved father Walter James Thompson, known to those who loved him as Jim. Jim passed away Monday April 25, 2022, at the Salvation Army Rotary Hospice in Richmond.

 Jim was born on August 15, 1942, in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He immigrated to Canada in 1979 with his family soon following in 1980. Living in the western part of Canada throughout and finishing his career and enjoying his retirement here in Richmond, BC. Jim was a man of great strength, loyalty, humility, and love. His first love was his family, and this showed in everything he did. His quick wit and approachable nature brought smiles to many.

Predeceased by his mother Alice and his wife Pat. He is survived by his children Mark and Lisa who will aim to carry on his legacy in all they do.

 In lieu of flowers please donate to The Canadian Cancer Society or Salvation Army Rotary Hospice in Richmond. 


Dear Lisa and Mark, My deepest condolence on the loss of your father. A wonderful man and everyone fell in love with his sense of humour, values and kindness, Jim and I became very close friends at the lodge (Canadian Cancer Society) I was a Manager of Support Services at the lodge. My team love him and so did I. Jim you will be missed and thank you for such a wonderful friend.

Dear Lisa and Mark please accept our condolences on the loss of your dear Dad. What a wonderful man, a gentle giant with the most infectious smile and a constant joker! He touched the hearts of all he met. Lisa and Mark I know a big hole has been left in your lives but what fabulous memories you both have. I am sure Jim will now be telling those jokes to your Mum now and looking down on you both and being so proud of you. Take care. Love hugs and prayers Caroline and Ian xx

Oh what a grand, gracious, and giving gentleman Jim was. Great memories of working with Jim in the Foodservice Industry. We always did not agree but we always did not disagree….somehow that lead to us to being on the same page in a good natured way. My condolences to the family.

Jim you came into our life’s we fell in love with your sense of humour your values and kindness. We all felt that you we part off our family. Our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters called you grandpa Jim to us you were❤️ Sadly our son never got the chance to meet you but he new all about you. Lisa and Mark you had a very much loved farther he will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure and a honour to know him and call him our friend. Love you Jim we will all miss you all our love Germaine, Paul and family ❤️

Have known and worked with Jim for many years, he will be remembered by his love for his family and his dedication to his work. Will miss his smile, humour and that twinkle in his eye. I will always remember Jim buying everyone a coffee on Saint Patrick’s Day.

My condolences to Lisa and Mark. Jim was special. His humor and kind heart brightened the day of so many daily. Jim you will be missed but we will forever cherish the beautiful memories we have created with you. I promise to keep telling your jokes. Love always Mona

Jim will forever be in my thoughts. His cheerful and humorous personality brought such joy to our lodge. I am so grateful to have met Jim. He will be missed but never forgotten. Love you Jim! Sending my love and hugs to his lovely family.

Dear Mark and Lisa My Deepest Sympathy to you on the passing of your beloved Father and much too soon. He was a great friend to many, and much loved by the volunteer team at the Vancouver Cancer Lodge and the many guests who crossed it’s doors. Jim is greatly missed.

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