SCHWARTZ: James Russell age 44, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2009 at Peace Arch Hospital ICU in White Rock with his sister Judy and cousin Linda at his side. Prayers were administered by Rev. J. Blanchard of St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Born in Winnipeg on March 16, 1965 James is predeceased by his parents Henry and Martha Schwartz, and survived by his siblings Judy Listiak of White Rock, Doug and Rod Schwartz of Winnipeg and their families. James was very talented, one who caught on quickly and applied himself easily in many fields of endeavour. He was an accomplished carpenter, land developer, Toastmaster and held a Masters Degree in Business. James moved to White Rock in 1999 and worked along side his sister Judy at White Rock Tax & Accounting Inc. He also volunteered his services to the local Coast Guard who at times put their lives in danger to save others. In his final days, James said that he enjoyed building things more than anything. There is no doubt that he built himself a life of accomplishment and will be remembered for the way in which he was always able to bring a smile to those around him.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m. at James’ home church. It will occur at Trinity Christian Reformed Church located at 3215 Trethewey St., Abbotsford. The service will be officiated by Rev. Sidney Couperus. A reception will follow. All who knew James are welcome. Donations can be made to the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation for Intestinal and Liver Disorders 604-736-0645