FRAME, James 21 May 25 – 30 April 06
Passed away at home after a lengthy struggle with emphysema and COPD.
Predeceased by his wife Tody (Julia Carolyn) in 1989, Jim will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by his large and loving family; daughter Elva, husband Herman and children Ali, Bryson and Erica (Craig), son Arch, wife Sue and children Cara and Caitlin, daughter Carol-Ann, husband David and children Annie-Rae (Matt), Julie and Karen, daughter Reta-Mary (Bean), husband Bryce and children Miller, Quinn and Morgan. Also remembered by his brother Don, wife Irene and family in Winnipeg as well as a large contingent of extended family.
Born in Winnipeg, life’s adventures took Jim and his family to a variety of cities and communities across the country. His career with Behr Manning/Norton Company of Canada brought him to the coast in 1968 where he proclaimed South Surrey his personal Camelot. He retired in 1978 and has been an active member of the community ever since.
Over the course of years Jim touched many lives. Jim was a proud Canadian and served in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII. As one of founding members of the Sunnyside Saddle Club he worked diligently to secure a facility which is still in use today.
He was active in the White Rock Monarch Lions Club as well as White Rock Lawn Bowling Club. As an enthusiastic member of the FF&F, Papa celebrated ‘family’ at every opportunity. He was an avid international traveler and an accomplished bridge player.
The family would like to thank Dr.Purkis, the nurses and staff at the Peace Arch Hospital as well as the paramedics who have been such a help to Dad in his later years.
His family wishes to celebrate Jim’s life with his friends – a gathering in his honour will be held at Elva’s home (604-536-0799) on Friday May 6, 2006 at 2pm.
In lieu of flowers donations in Jim’s name can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.