August 17, 2022
Jim Austin, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, passed away on August 17, 2022.
Born in 1934, Jim was raised on a farm near Delburne, Alberta, and left at an early age to make his way to Whitehorse, Yukon. He became an employee of Canadian Pacific Airlines, and he worked for the company for over 31 years as a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer. He was based in various cities and spent some time working on the DEW line. He took early retirement after spending a few years in management.
Jim and his wife June loved the north, and spent as much time as possible enjoying outdoor activities; canoeing, hiking, fishing, and hunting. After retirement, they began to spend winters in Arizona. They travelled in their motorhome across the southern US but spent most of their time in the south-west. As travel became more difficult, they settled in Yuma.
In 1997 they left the north and moved to Vernon, BC. They spent the next 25 years in the community of Desert Cove where they made many lasting friendships.
Jim leaves behind wife June, sons Robert and Charles, grandchildren Hailey, Amelia, Maya, and Josh, and great granddaughter Leona.
Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.
Arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866.
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