September 14, 2022
Jim was born in Victoria, lived in Campbell River before moving to Vancouver where he attended and graduated from Magee Secondary School.
After school he joined the Royal Bank of Canada, where he worked until his retirement. His travels with the bank took him to Vanderhoof, where
he met British teacher Sue Orr. He convinced her to give up her plans of working her way around the world and they married and had two
girls. Everywhere Jim and Sue lived they formed strong bonds and friendships: Vanderhoof, Fort St James, Cranbrook, Prince George, Vernon,
North Vancouver and Chilliwack.
Jim was active in Kinsmen, the BC Ethno Business Council and was a member of the BC Chamber of Commerce for many years, serving as its president for a term. He was an avid golfer, curler and cyclist.
In retirement, he was an active member of the Chilliwack Mt Cheam Probus club and helped found their camera club. Jim made friends wherever he went, including amongst the staff at the Waverly Care Centre where they gave him care, comfort and much needed leg pulling.
Jim could always be counted on for a terrible pun, a witty comeback and the offer of a delicious beverage.
He is survived by his daughters Claire (Will) and Alison, sister Raye and grandsons Marcus and Oscar.
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