MUMFORD; George Edward (Jim)
October 1, 1918 to December 7, 2015
Few get to measure life by a century of accomplishment. Our father’s passing ends a long and wonderful life so full of personal reward and contributions to the success of family, community and country. Raised in Cambridge, Ontario, outdoor life was his rite of passage; from frozen ponds to summer streams and fall brilliance, or his Toronto Maple Leafs; a fan for life he watched them play in the Arena Gardens on Mutual Street and then the Maple Leaf Gardens.
Interesting, inquisitive and kind, he left school at 14 to support his family, served overseas in WW II with the RCAF, and enjoyed a 25-year career in the RCMP. In 1951 he married Stella Roach who he met in Delisle, Saskatchewan. Together they followed his career across the Canadian Prairies, Yukon Territory and British Columbia. In the 1960’s Dad was tasked with establishing Surrey’s first RCMP Auxiliary police force, recruiting and training volunteers to augment the Force’s policing initiatives. Dad was always ready to lend a helping hand whether it was Scouts Canada or Meals on Wheels. Surviving him are Stella, his six children: Dale (Wendy,) Miles (Carolyn,) Don (Gabi,) Eileen, Janet (Greg) and Gerry (Valerie;) 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. At Dad’s request, there is no funeral. Special thanks to Evergreen Campus of Care and Peace Arch Hospital. In lieu of flowers donations to Evergreen Care Recreation Department would be appreciated.