April 12, 1942 ~
November 20, 2006
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, son, and grandfather, James Allan Hartle. Jim was predeceased by his brother Larry and his father Allan John Hartle. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marlene, his 3 sons; James JR, Gregory (Carol), and Jerry (Carmen), his 5 grandchildren; Alexandria, Allan, John, Montana, Ayela and Trevor James, his mother Olive, sister Faylean Gills and brother Wayne Hartle.
Jim was born in Teulon, Manitoba on April 12th, 1942. Jim worked for 7up until 1964 when he landed a job as an underground miner for Inco, in Thompson, Manitoba, where he brought up his children for 15 years. During vacations out west Jim desired a more comfortable life for his family. Campbell River, BC was his destination. For 26 years Jim worked as an underground shift boss. Jim headed the Training Department as well as other duties around the property. He organized the mining competition at the Salmon Festival for many years. Jim retired in 2004 and he and his wife, Marlene, would go south for the winters, and east for summer reunions with family.
Jim was well thought of from numerous friends and co-workers that came by and shared these feelings with Jim during his last days. Jim could never be idle, there was always something to do, (Jimmy Job). Jim always believed that everyone deserved a second chance. Jim loved to putter in the workshop at his condo, knowing that there was always a door to be fixed and a window to be washed. Jim passed away surrounded by his loving family, knowing that his faith in God gave him peace during his short battle with cancer. Thanks to Dr. Meckin and all of those that held Jim and his family up in prayer.
A Service will be held at the Baptist Church, Saturday November 25th at 11:00 am. Followed by burial at Elk Falls Cemetery. Visitation at Sutton’s Funeral Home, Friday November 24th, 3:00pm-5:00pm.