THOMPSON, James Charlton "Jim" - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Thompson at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at the age of 77. Jim fought with great optimism against lymphoma, making plans to visit England to see family and friends and to attend the Bisley meeting.
Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, Jim attended St. Lawrence College and Cambridge University, completing his Ph.D. in Chemistry. His long academic career started with a post doctorate posting in Houston, Texas at Rice University before moving to Toronto where he spent his career at the University of Toronto in the Chemistry Department as Associate Chairman and later at the Scarborough campus as Physical Sciences Division Chairman.
Jim retired in 2003, allowing him to devote his time and energy to his passion for target rifle shooting. A Life Member of the Ontario Rifle Association and Dominion of Canada Rifle Association, he traveled the world to participate in shooting competitions, captain international teams and catch up with friends. His committed involvement to the ORA and DCRA in various administrative positions resulted in being named to the DCRA Shooting Hall of Fame in 2005 and being made a Life Governor of the DCRA.
Jim was the much-loved father of Claire (Richard Draycott) and Eva (Pascal Lemieux) and grand-father of Peter and Stephanie.
Dear brother of Pete and Sue and beloved stepson of Liz. Fondly remembered by Marion Thompson.
Jim will be remembered for his wit, love of good single malt and Madeira, appreciation of his friends and family and will be greatly missed.
Many thanks to the staff of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre palliative care staff for their affectionate care and attention over the past few weeks.
A service will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association or Peterborough Regional Health Centre.