Jim passed away on August 4th, in Kamloops, B.C. Jim is predeceased by his wife Jeanne (2015) and is survived by his children, Brant (Julie-Anne), Donna (Gordon), Gayle and Monica as well as his grandchildren, Don, Dylan, Bianca, Jesse, Matthew, Olivia, Paul, Elizabeth, and eight great grandchildren. Jim is also survived by his sister Amanda (Bubbles).
Anyone who knew Jim, knows that he lived a full life.
He forged lifelong friendships with fellow ranchers and cowboys, hockey players (1949/50 BC Championship Hockey Team), golfers and skiers (Sun Peaks Antiques).
Jim came from a well-known ranching family (Seven-0 Ranch) and he and his brother, Bill, were inducted into the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame (2009). Jim made friends with everyone who’s path he crossed along the way and earned the nickname “Jimmy Walking Eagle.” Well, now is the time for Jim to stop walking / riding and to soar like an eagle.
Special thanks to the staff at Ridgepointe Chartwell and his close friends Vic, Phyllis, Ina, Eveline, Adolph, and his entire card playing crew. Thank you, as well, to Marnie and Dr. Chahal.
A very special thank you to his family for providing unending support and love.
Dear Monica, We learned the sad news about your dad from Anne and Jim. I'm sorry that that we never met your dad, but I enjoyed learning about his background from you. I know how close you were to both your parents. Take care, and please pass along our condolences to your family. Tom & Helen
am so sorry for your loss of Dad. I had fun at your house during school times. I looked after your mom for a bit and got to know Jim again. Take Care all of you--Holly Seibel
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your father,I do remember his great sense of humour when I was a youngster. Please except our condolences Brant, Donna,Gail and Monica. Pat and Brenda Lang.
I am so sorry for your loss. He was an amazing man and neighbour. Jim and Jan were the best.!!! May they Rest In Peace.
Dear Brant Donna Gail and Monica, Your Dad Jim was a wonderful great dad . I am thinking about all of you and your loss. When your dad took us extra kids in an already packed car to Todd mnt , we were always so grateful. To the ski hill then right back to the front door how lucky was this! His pleasant sense of humour I always admired and was lucky to meet Jim's card crew Hugs to all of you .
Jim & Jan were great neighbours on Munro Street, and Ed remembers working with Jim at Kelly Douglas many years ago. May he Rest In Peace.n4
Wow Jim, what a life you’ve had. What great memories you have left me with….I loved listening to your stories of your life as a rancher. You embraced this little Aussie girl all those years ago into your family. First things first though, I needed to be educated in Canadian language, starting with, it’s a trunk not a boot! You put gas into your car, not petrol! That was just the beginning of many more lessons. Teaching me how to get off a ski lift, as sitting on it as it went around the bull wheel was pretty embarrassing, making you fall over, (you never fall over) as you half carried me off the lift, that was even more embarrassing. You taught me how to snow plow so I could actually make it down a run before night fall. Those days of skiing together was some of the best. Teaching me how to ride a horse like a cowboy, not English style, (Jim! I was just happy to be able to sit on the thing without falling off). Your trip to outback Australia with me as your guide, now it was my turn to educate you on life in ‘The Alice’, starting with our Eucalyptus trees! Jim, I feel so blessed and so honoured to have called you my father-in-law….I will miss you terribly. RIP cowboy
Brant, Donna, Gayle, Monica and family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Uncle Jim was a wonderful man who always had a smile on his face. We had many great visits with him and Auntie Jeanne and always loved seeing them at family events. Cherish your wonderful memories. Our sincere condolences, Fred, Val, Lynden and Lana
Such a beautiful tribute. May the eternal cowboy Rest In Peace. Condolences to all his family and friends.
Condolences to your family. Jim was a big presence in life and will be missed by many.