Richard TONKIN



(Aug 29, 1952-June 4, 2014)

of Comox Valley

(formerly Campbell River,

Kootenays, Bentley,

Victoria, mostly!)

Richard Tonkin passed away suddenly. Our father was unconventional, complicated and charming. He connected with people from all walks of life, making each individual feel understood. He had a great sense of humour; loved to laugh. He didn’t take the rules of life too seriously, much to the chagrin of most government agencies. He refused to conform. He was passionate, spiritual, gentle. He loved beautiful music, the ocean, and the west coast. He always had his camera ready to shoot a beautiful spot. He was and will continue to be a part of us. When those he loved were around, it made him very happy. You are invited to Courtenay on Fri June 13, 2014 between 1 – 4 pm. Email:


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