Down, James Curtis
It is with great sadness that the families of Jimmy Down (James Curtis Down) born January 16th, 1979 announce his passing on April 24th, 2012. Jimmy was predeased by his father Donald Down and mother Margaret Down. Jimmy leaves behind his sisters Sandra Makara (Tony Makara), Marcie Down (Brian Vandrishe) nephew Reuben Down, nieces Dakota and Amy, and sister Katherine Down, his dear friend Jen Reid (sons Dayton and Taylor), his daughter Lexus Reid, Jonathon Fraser, Christine Reid (Sierra, Dylan and Emma), John and Catherine Reid and many friends and coworkers. Celebrations of life services were held in Legal, AB and in Kelowna at the Ridgeview Church on Hollywood. Jimmy grew up in Ashcroft, BC and spent much of his time playing hockey, riding his bike and fishing with friends. He loved swimming at the pool and camping. He moved with his family to Penticton where he went to high school. He travelled around for a few years and then had a daughter with Jen Reid in Kelowna. He then moved to Edmonton, AB where he was working at Mission Building Supplies driving a delivery truck, and then worked at his dream job at Cabelas fishing and sport goods store.
He spent his holidays fishing, and camping with his family. He also loved nature photography. He enjoyed watching and playing hockey. Jimmy loved making people smile. He died at the young age of 33 and will be missed by all who loved him. We will never forget those sparkling eyes and mischievous grin. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to A4K (athletes for kids).