With sadness, we announce the passing of Gerald Bruce, (Jud) Thompson, (formerly of Kamloops) of Summerland B.C.
Dad was on a trip to Japan with his new wife Louise to visit her family when he was suddenly taken by a heart attack. Dad was doing what he loved and that was to travel. He managed to see a lot of this world in his travels and he always had a new trip in mind.
Our father was born Gerald Bruce Thompson on February 15, 1939 in Princeton BC to George and Alice Thompson. He grew up in Olalla and Cawston where he worked on the family ranch. He worked in mining and construction and eventually becoming a journeyman carpenter after moving to Kamloops in 1970. In Kamloops dad was employed at Weyerhauser Mill as a carpenter and worked there many years until his retirement.
Jud was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Kamloops and when he relocated to Summerland became a member of Summerland Lodge and Hedley Lodge. He was also President of the Penticton Shrine Club #20.
He was a world adventurer, an avid athlete and an enthusiastic volunteer with boundless energy. He touched many lives and will be missed by his many family members and loved ones.
Dad is predeceased by his brother Stan Thompson of Princeton. He is survived by his wife Louise, his children Tom ( Dolly) Tim and Terri ( Neil), Caroline Woods, Brian Woods and David Woods and Family. As well he leaves behind many grandchildren and even some great-grandchildren.
Dad, I could never beat you in the fun runs we did together. You always got to the finish line first. We’ll see you there.
Celebration of life to be held at 11 am, April 21 at Summerland Seniors Centre, 9710 Brown St., Summerland BC.