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James (Jim) Thomson

February 14, 1939 - January 26, 2024

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On Friday, January 26, 2024, James (Jim) Thomson passed away after a long illness at the age of 84.
He is predeceased by his parents George and Isabell Thomson and his brother George (Uncle Boisie).
Jim is survived by his sons Blaine (Sharon) and Kevin Thomson; grandchildren Ashley, Jake, Alex, Jordan, Kaylynn, and Dalton; and great-grandson Jack.

Jim owned and operated a tire shop in Merritt, BC, from 1966 to 1974. After moving to Oliver, he bought and ran the Desert Arms Hotel until 1975; the Okanagan Falls Hotel from 1976 to 1979; Sage and Sand Pub from 1980 to 1982; and finally, The Oliver Hotel from 1985 until 2004.
Outside of his entrepreneurship, Jim was President of the Kinsmen in Merritt and was a sponsor for many baseball teams. He enjoyed golf and playing crib and poker, as long as there was a bet on the table!
In the mid-2000s, Jim underwent and survived a kidney transplant, having received the kidney from a friend, which gave him another 15+ years with us.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Diabetes Canada at https://crm2.diabetes.ca/ or becoming an organ donor with Transplant Canada at https://www.blood.ca/en/organs-tissues/living-donation; you never know whose life you can change.

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From: Nita Neufield
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Blaine we are sending you,Sharon, and the whole family our sincere heartfelt condolences .❤️

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In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Diabetes Canada at https://crm2.diabetes.ca/ or becoming an organ donor with Transplant Canada at https://www.blood.ca/en/organs-tissues/living-donation; you never know whose life you can change.

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