August 9, 1945 – April 2, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Jim was educated in Cranbrook public schools, Mount Royal College in Calgary, and BCIT in Burnaby, and trained as a millwright at Cominco in Kimberley. Prior to a 30-year career at TECK’s Electrolysis and Melting Plant in Trail, Jim worked in numerous plants and mills in diverse locations, including Skookumchuck, Mayo in the Yukon, Port Alice on Vancouver Island, and as an instructor in Ft. McMurray, Alberta. Wherever he went he remained close to work and coffee buddies, as well as his special long-time friend Marg.
Since childhood, Jim’s greatest enjoyments were; summers at Moyie Lake or Christina Lake, shared with close friends, family, and neighbors; his lifetime passion for hockey spanning more than 40- year as a goalie, and a loyal fan of local teams; and his is interest in cars included watching racing and collecting vintage vehicles. He enjoyed “Fast cars and Fast Food.”
Jim is survived by his brother Bill (Stephanie), nephews Leonard, Steven, and Graham; sister-in-law Cathy (Dan), niece Brandy (Brad), grandniece Maizie and grandnephew Nixon, and nephew Dustin; his chosen families Sheila, Steve, Joseph, Darrin; and Bernie, Shawna, and their family. He was known to his extensive chosen family as Uncle Jim, Uncle Large, Grampa Jim, and Big Brother.
Jim was recently pre-deceased by his wife, and long-time friend Joanne.
There will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
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