Richard "Jimmy" James Driscoll

June 23rd, 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our brother, uncle and friend, Richard James (Jimmy) Driscoll.

Jimmy was born in Kerrobert, Saskatchewan on January 23rd, 1936. His family ventured west to Osoyoos where they stayed for a short time before settling in Rossland in 1942.

Jimmy graduated high school in Rossland, BC and took an apprenticeship at Cominco as an Instrument Mechanic. Jimmy retired from Cominco after 35 years of service. Jimmy lived in Rossland until the family home was sold and he moved to Warfield to escape the snow! While in school he worked for Freddy’s Bakery and also for the local news paper reporting on sports. Jimmy’s love of sports included; slow pitch, curling, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, fishing, and hunting, however swimming was not his forte. Jimmy travelled to Sweden with the Trail Smoke Eaters and vacated down to California. Other places he travelled included Colville, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Jimmy is survived by his sisters; Maureen Wallis, Geraldine Mccabe (Terry), Beatrice Grey (Dennis), Kathleen Demontigny (Jerry), brother-in-law Gordon Mooney, numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and his very special friend Bernadette Besso. He is predeceased by his parents Michael and Beatrice Driscoll, sisters; Lois Haynes, Karen Mooney and Gail Silbernagel, brother Michael “Micky” Driscoll, brothers-in-law Darryl Wallis and Andy Silbernagel, nephew Patrick Mooney and niece Susan Haynes.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Jimmy’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, June 29th, at 1:00pm at Mountain View Cemetery in Rossland with Father Maurice Okolie, Celebrant. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion in Rossland at 2:00pm. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.

Messages:

Sorry for the loss of Jim; and I am sending healing prayers to Maureen; and all the Driscoll family as well....I know you all will miss him very much. Best Always to all - if there is anything I may do, please let me know! Beverly Allen

Condolences go out to Jimmy’s family from our family. He was a long time friend of my dad who played slow pitch for many years together. Thoughts and Prayers go out to all who knew Jim

Maureen and Driscoll family: We were saddened to hear about Jim's passing. We only knew him for a short time when he moved to Warfield . Jim will be remembered as a kind man who was always pleasant whenever we saw him. May your memories of him help you through one day at a time. John and GayLaJuan Lattanzio

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with Jim in the Warfield Instrument shop off and on for many years. Jim was always generous with his knowledge and had a sharp sense of humor. He was also a keen stock market investor with many tales of success and failure that he loved to joke about...He will be greatly missed by those that knew him.

Sending condolence to families left behind. I lived across the street from your family in Rossland BC. Hang on to your memories they help.

Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. A long time Rossland resident who knew everyone and was a good friend. Lorne & Anne Vanness

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Helen & I send our sincere condolences to Jim’s relatives. Jim was a lifetime friend & a true Rosslander. We are sure he will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

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