W. James (Jim) Burgess, aged 72 years, passed away at Vernon on Tuesday, January 26, 2010. Jim will be lovingly remembered by wife Sharon; children Terrance (Katherine) Burgess of Armstrong, Darili-dawn (Darrell) Huether of Lacombe; grandchildren Kalmani and Paxton Huether, Ethan, Natalia and Adrianna Burgess; sister Esther Gallant of Watson, Sk.; extended family and many friends. He was predeceased by brothers Gordon and Orville.
Jim was a Seventh-day Adventist Pastor for 41 years serving in many communities in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, before retiring to Grandview Flats, Armstrong.
Jim was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. He greatly enjoyed reading and would like to have been a lifetime professional student. Jim liked creating songs and made many wood projects for his grandchildren. He always had a big smile for everyone.
A service will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 29, 2010, at Grandview Seventh-day Adventist Church. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 250-546-7237.