1931 – 2015
Jim Varga, beloved husband of Phil, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 84 years of age.
Besides his loving wife Phil, Jim is survived by his children Jimmy (Joanne), Rocky (Pat), Robert, Sharon (Scotty) and Gail (Larry), numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Born on June 15, 1931 in Jobahaza, Hungary, Jim immigrated to Canada in the 1950’s. It was then that Jim began a long and successful career in underground mining which he proudly passed on to his son Jimmy.
During his retirement years, Jim enjoyed travelling throughout North America and overseas. Jim cherished his time with family and friends and will be lovingly remembered for his off the cuff sense of humour and his love of cooking.
Jim was predeceased by his first wife Lois and his children Leo, Elaine and Gary.
A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Jim may do so to the: East Kootenay Foundation For Health, c/o East Kootenay Regional Hospital, 13 – 24th Avenue North, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 3H9.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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