With the deepest sorrow we announce the sudden

passing of Jim after a hard fi ght against Idiopathic

Pulmonary Fibrosis, which was further aggravated

when he contacted a respiratory virus two weeks


Jim is survived by his loving, long time partner,

Ruth Turcotte, his very special cousins, Jacqueline

de Vries, Geri Archer and their mother Tillie (Lillian)

Nordin, all of Toronto, and many other family

members and friends. Jim was predeceased by

his mother at an early age and was raised by his

grandmother, Marie Hopwood.

Jim was born in Vernon, BC on December 14,

1943, and he passed away at the Vernon Jubilee

Hospital on April 23, 2008. Ruth and four very

special friends were by his side and the comfort

and support given to Jim and Ruth at this devastating

time was a gift that can never be repaid.

Jim and Ruth loved to travel and they were very fortunate

to have been able to spend the past winter

in the southern USA while he was well enough to

enjoy it.

At Jim’s request there will be no formal funeral.

However, family and friends are invited to attend

a Celebration of Jim’s Life on Saturday, May 3,

2008, between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. in their home

at 3520 Colony Avenue, Armstrong. In lieu of

fl owers, those wishing to make a donation in Jim’s

memory may do so to the BC Lung Association or

a charity of their choice.

Arrangements and cremation in the care of:

Personal Alternative Funeral Services,

Armstrong, 546-7237.


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