August 28, 1917 – January 29, 2012
Jim passed away peacefully at Campbell River Hospital, after living a long, healthy and active life.
Jim was predeceased by his wife, Verna in 2002 and is survived by his children: Bill (Yvonne), Pat (Mel) Turner and Jim (Marje); his 7 grandchildren: Scott (Maggie), Kevin, Julie (James) Zinck, Laura (Darren) Patrick, Daniel, Mark and Alison; his 5 great grandchildren: Spencer, Gabe and Analeigh Hewett and Ella and Tyler Zinck.
Jim was born in Newcastle, England and immigrated to North Vancouver with his family at the age of 3. He served as a signalman in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II where he met and married Verna. They built their first home in West Vancouver. Jim volunteered for many years with Scouts Canada and the West Vancouver Volunteer Fire Department. In his retirement years, he and Verna built a new home on Mayne Island and some years later, moved to Ladysmith. They enjoyed many years of sailing and traveling.
Jim amazed his family with his energy, his work ethic, and his craftsmanship. His cheerful whistling in his workshop and the beautiful grandfather clocks he made, will be a lasting memory. There wasn’t anything that Jim didn’t think he could fix!
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Campbell River Hospital, as well as the caregivers who looked after him at home for the last few months.
We will be making a donation to The BC Cancer Agency and the Campbell River Hospital Foundation in his name. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Elk Falls Crematorium
Island Funeral Services