JAMES WILLIAM GREEN
1915 – 2006
With sadness and love we announce the passing of James William (Jim) Green of Vernon, B.C. on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 at the age of 90 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife, Katherine, to whom he was married for 63 years, his daughter, Jill (Lorne), his son, Gary (Florence), his grandsons, Michael and Jonathan, his sisters, Florence and Marion and his brother, Hugh. He was predeceased by his brother, Leslie. Born in Liverpool, England, Jim served in the RAF during W.W.II. He “won his wings” in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1941 and trained and instructed airmen in the Commonwealth Air Training Program. During this time he met and married his wife Katherine. After W.W.II he and Katherine moved to Vernon where he served in various companies as an Accountant before assuming the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the Vernon School District #22 in 1957. He held this position until his retirement in 1981. Apart from thoroughly enjoying this job with the School District, he also found time over the years to volunteer for such community groups as:
Vernon Community Foundation
Jaycees Sunday School
Red Cross Church Sidesman
Rotary Vernon RCAF Wing
Historical Society Vernon Museum
Member at Large for the Air Cadet League, as his life-long passion was the Air Cadets.
Cremation preceded the Funeral Service which will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Friday, May 12th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. with The Reverend Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Placement of Jim’s cremated remains will follow in the All Saints Anglican Church Columbarium. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Jim to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation, #202-3402-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5065-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187)
The family wishes to thank Dr. H. Clarke, Dr. D. Naude and the nurses and staff of the Emergency Ward and 3 West of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital for their compassionate care of Jim.