Jim was born and raised in Enderby. He met and married Margo in 1971 and they had two children Dallas and Curtis. Jim was a licensed Millwright and worked for many years in Armstrong at the plywood plant from the time it opened until he retired in 2011.
He was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to hunt, fish, hike and grow his own vegetables.
Jim had a passion for travel and explored many parts of the world. He and Margo always enjoyed seeing the sites, learning about history and sampling the local cuisine.
Since his retirement, Jim and Margo spent many winters in Arizona where they met new friends and spent time recreating. Always a skilled tradesman, Jim excelled in newfound hobbies and created beautiful wood and stone pieces that he shared with his family and friends.
He was a doting grandfather to his two grandchildren Justin and Alina who were the apples of his eye.
Jim is survived by his wife of 49 years, Margo, his daughter Dallas (Craig) and grandson Justin of Calgary, son Curtis (Andrea) and granddaughter Alina and brother Kelly of Mission.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice or Plan Canada Gifts of Hope.
Margo and family. So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing.
Margo and family, please accept our sincere condolences at this time of Jim’s passing. Will always remember the great talks we had whether it was hockey, hunting, trucks, renovations, travel, and other interesting things. We will miss him, Rest In Peace Jim
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our condolences Margo, to you and your family
Our sincere condolences to Margo & family. Jim was a sweet, kind & gentle man. He will be missed, Rest In Peace. Russ, Joan, Yvonne & Bonnie
Margo and family. Please accept our condolences. We will have a happy hour celebrating the great memories and stories we shared. We will toast Jim once or more.
Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I met Jim and Margo once a few years ago and felt immediately at ease and welcomed into their home. Our condolences from the Edith Kassiones branch of the Boyd family.
I am so sorry to hear of cousin Jim's passing. Jim and Margo were so helpful in helping us get in touch with Hanne and Harold in the Mozel. This resulted in a wonderful trip to the Mozel and their son came to visit us here in Oakville, Vancouver Island and of course at Tommy and Carine's. Margo also sent wonderful pictures of Margaretta and Peter and Jim's aunts and uncles. May Jim rest in peace.
I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. My deepest condolences to Margo, Dallas, Curtis and their families. I have many fond memories of time spent with Jimmy when we were children and some lovely visits in later years. Rest in peace, Jim.