Sixty-year old James Gordon Schmidt of Golden passed away at the Fernie District Hospital on Sunday, September 19, 2004 following a brief, but hard-fought battle with cancer. Jim was born in Vernon BC where he lived until 1965 when he relocated to Field, BC to work for Parks Canada. Jim later moved to Golden in 1978 where he lived and worked for HMC until recently relocating to Fernie. Jim is survived by his beloved wife Marjorie of Fernie, his son Darren (Lori) Schmidt of Sparwood; grandchildren Kelsey, Dallas, and Brooke; his brother Irwin (Darlene) Schmidt and family, and sister Joanne (Ron) Swart and family, all of Vernon, and his sister-in-law Shirley Quinn and family of Calgary. A Memorial Service will be held in Golden at a later date. You’ll always be in our hearts, Grampa.