On May 9, 2016, at North Okanagan Hospice House, Jim lost his courageous battle to cancer.

Jim was born in Calgary, Alberta on February 15, 1956. In 1959 he moved with his family to a dairy farm near Creston, BC. Jim worked on the family farm, as well as other various jobs, before enlisting with the RCMP in April of 1976.

For 27 years, Jim’s commitment and integrity earned him respect throughout the various communities in which he was posted as a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In 1987, he and his first wife welcomed their beautiful son, Todd, into the world. In 1995, he met his “dear” Darlene, and their families were merged for a lifetime. Retiring from the Force in 2003, he brought his family to beautiful Vernon, BC and joined the Argo Team as the Quality Assurance Manager. At the age of 57, Jim retired from Argo but found himself restless. His enjoyment of golf along with his natural leadership skills brought him to his final employment as an Ambassador Supervisor at the Predator Ridge Golf Course.   

Jim’s passion for cars and boating, his love for curling and golfing as well as his continual joy of entertaining those dear to him, will be forever remembered….

Jim will be forever loved and missed by his wife Darlene, son Todd, mother Katie, step children Seleena, Brooke and Joshua, sister Marie, step brother Bryan, as well as many aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pre-deceased by his beloved father Tom, brother Ken, step father Les, and several aunts & uncles.

The family extends their appreciation to the many Doctors and nurses involved, with a very special thank you to the North Okanagan Hospice for their care, compassion and support.

A Celebration of Life will take place July 2, 2016 at Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services.

Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation to the North Okanagan Hospice Society in lieu of flowers. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at www.MyAlternatives.ca.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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