Jim passed away on Sept 27, 2009 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital with his wife Dorothy, son Gerry and daughter-in-law Anna at his side. Raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jim was living in England with his family when WW2 was declared. Jim joined the British Royal Marines at age 17, serving in the Italian, the Atlantic and the Pacific theatres of war. Jim was with the British Forces supporting the American landings at Iwo Jima as well as serving in Burma against the Japanese where he received the Burma Star and a bar to the Burma Star. Jim was a life member of The Loyal Order of Moose, a member of The Royal Canadian Legion, The HMS Illustrious Association and The Burma Star Association. Jim returned to Canada in 1948, making his home in Prince George.
Jim was first employed as Chief Engineer at the Prince George Regional Hospital and then embarked on a 35year career with Canada Post, working first in Prince George, then Duncan and retiring from Grand Prairie.
It was Jim’s wish that there be no funeral or service, but that his family and friends would think of him when they hear his favorite song “Galway Bay” and drink a toast to his memory. Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy. His daughter, Marilynne and husband Ken, his son Gerry and wife Anna, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Canuck Place or Vancouver Children’s Hospital.
Cremation arrangements, by Vernon Funeral Home.