James Campbell

August 9, 1928-November 24, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we, the family of Jim Stephenson, announce his passing on November 24, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Eileen; sons David (Lisa) and Tim; his grandchildren Ashley, Nicholas and Yanos. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Gobis of Coquitlam, B.C. Jim was born in Whitehead, Sask. but spent most of his youth in Victoria, B.C. He took his early education in Victoria and attended the University of Victoria. He attained his Bachelors of Education at UBC and his Masters of Education at the University of Washington, Bellingham. Jim was a true educator- he loved his students and their needs came first. When he came to Armstrong as Principal of over 300 primary students he was somehow able to remember all their names- a talent he sadly lost. Jim and Eileen spent their first year of their married life (1962) on a teaching exchange in London, England, and later, with their two young boys, worked with the Department of National Defense in Baden, Germany. Jim was a great sports enthusiast and played and coached them all, but no sport could touch his love of rugby. However, one sporting event did surpass all the others-in 1980 he and David won the B.C. Parent and Child Golf Championship at the Vancouver Golf Club. Every shot of that match was played and replayed for years after. We will miss Jim enormously and love him forever. He was a true gentleman-one of a kind. Our appreciation to all those at Creekside Landing who cared for him so diligently. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society (#102, 3402 27 Avenue , Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S1) Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.myalternatives.ca. Arrangements have been entrusted to ALTERNATIVES® FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237.

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