James Milton MacIntosh (Dr. Mac)
March 16, 1933-February 24, 2012
Jim was born at home in North Burnaby, BC, the youngest of four children. His family moved to Kitsilano, where he graduated from High School. After working for a dental company for a few years he turned his life to dentistry. He studied first at UBC, and graduated from the University of Alberta, Edmonton in 1961.
In 1964 he married Lorna and convinced her to move to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. He enjoyed the Whitehorse dental clinic and his satellite clinic in Dawson City, where he had patients as far away as the Arctic Circle. They both enjoyed the people and everything the north had to offer.
In 1967, after the call of the wild was replaced with the draw of the ocean, they settled in Campbell River and raised their children, Andrew and Heather. Jim’s first practice was with Dr. Roger Mielke in the wilderness of South Dogwood. With his partners (Dr. Nugent and Dr. Watt) they built the Dogwood Dental Health Centre from where he eventually retired. He soon returned to a part time practice in prosthetics until he fully retired in the year 2000.
Jim was an active member of the community. In the early years he was involved in the organizing of the Salmon Festival and the Upper Island Dental Conventions. He was also a Rotarian and was involved in his church life, especially as a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Choir. He also enjoyed woodworking, skiing, the wonderful summers on Cortes, sailing and the outdoor adventures with the Tsitika River Marching Band and Cultural Society.
Jim will be missed for his wonderful qualities: his integrity, his kindness, his devotion to friends and family, and the joy his sense of humour brought to all who loved him.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, his brother Keith, his sister Jean, his son Andrew and his grandson Nicholas. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Lorna, his daughter Heather (Mike) Parkinson, his sister Bettie, his grandchildren Nathan and Julia, his nieces Karen and Jane, his nephew John and their families and all his many loving friends.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 228 S Dogwood St, at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Campbell River Hospital Foundation, Camp Homewood, or a charity of your choice.
Boyd’s Funeral Services Ltd.