June 21, 1944 – August 21, 2018
Jim passed away August 21, 2018, at his home surrounded by family in Ashcroft, BC after a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer at the age of 74 years.
Jim was born on June 21, 1944, in Port Alice, BC. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Phyllis, children Heather (Steve), Rebecca (Jason), Joshua (Tova), and Sarah (Rodney), 9 grandchildren, Mother Betty White, and sisters Marilyn, Susan, and Judy, many nieces and nephews and friends. Jim is predeceased by his Father Godfrey, and sister Barbara.
As an Anglican priest; what followed was 40 years of joyful service to God and his many parishes: Lytton BC, Prince George, BC, Kamloops BC, Ashcroft BC, Kindersley, Saskatchewan, Clearwater, BC and everywhere else in between and finally retiring in Ashcroft. One of Jim’s greatest honors was to be made pastoral elder by local First Nations communities and early in his ministry was given his indigenous name Xwelix which means “fly.”
Some of Jim’s passions in life were woodworking, collecting stamps and BC post cancellations. Jim was an avid BC history buff and storyteller.
The family would like to thank all of his caregivers.
Funeral services will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Kamloops BC (360 Nicola St.) on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kamloops SPCA.
Online condolences may be made at www.tvfh.ca
Thompson Valley Funeral Home Ltd.