February 2, 2022 News

It is with great sadness that the UNA informs the community of the passing of our friend and valued community member John Tompkins. John passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2022.

John was the editor and business manager of the UNA community newspaper, The Campus Resident. He started his business of publishing a community newspaper for UBC residents in 2003 commencing with The V6T Community News, followed by The Hampton Journal and The Wesbrook Journal, before launching The Campus Resident in May 2010.

John was responsible for all aspects of The Campus Resident, including not only writing, soliciting and editing articles, but also the design, printing and distribution of the paper. He was a dedicated journalist who covered countless UBC and UNA community issues and events. John played a key role in keeping our neighbourhoods informed and connected. His love and wisdom, sense of humour, kindness and patience will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.

John’s funeral, as per his wishes, will be private. In memory of John, please consider a donation to the Vancouver General Hospital.