Born June 13th, 1921, passed away August 29th, 2003 at age 82. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He is survived by his caring and loving wife of 59 years, Doreen.
He is predeceased by his brothers Dave and Wilf, and will be greatly missed by his sister Sheila (Ivore), sons Larry (Bonnie), Denis (Sandy) and daughters Brenda (Earl) and Bonnie (John). Grandchildren Jim (Kerry), Jenine, Brooks (Bob), Shane (Jodi), Mark (Dena), Jamie, Joelle (Jeremy), Natalie (Iain), Simone (Brad), Marvin, Angelica, Jennifer, Samantha and Daniel (Kurt).
Jim will also be missed by his great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Born in Victoria, Jim grew up in Saanich and Westholm in Chemainus. Starting his fulfilling career gaining employment as a machine operator, truck driver and numerous contracting jobs. Jim married Doreen in April of 1944 where he built his first house and began to raise a family.
In 1957 Jim and Doreen moved to Saratoga Beach where he drove Lowbed for Courtenay Transport and finally driving his favorite Kenworth “Big Smoke”, for Mac & Blo. Before retiring in 1986 he was Fire Warden for Mac & Blo and Fire Chief for Oyster River Fire Dept.
Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and above all sharing his favorite tales. He loved spending time with family and friends. We will miss him very much.
“A Truck Drivers Prayer”
The Cummins is my motor
I shall not want.
It maketh me to lie down
on cold mornings to
warmeth its pan
It leadeth me into
It restoreth my soul; some times, it Leadeth me into the paths, they call roads
Yea! Tho I roar thru the valleys
I shall be pulled up the hills
Thy rods and thy tappets
Thou breakest down in the presence of mine enemies.
Thou coverest mine
head with oil
Thy radiator boilest over
Surely thy noise and troubles
shall follow me all the
days of my life.
And I shall be haunted by the ghost of Cummins forever.
Service to be held September 6th, 2003 @ 1:00pm, St. Peter’s Anglican church, 228 South Dogwood St., corner of Pinecrest. Campbell River, B.C
Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to the Campbell River Hospital Foundation or the S.P.C.A.
The family would like to send a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses of the Campbell River Hospital.