Jim passed away peacefully at the Chemainus Health Care Facility where he had been in residence for the past few years. Jim was born in Kitchener, ON and, as a young man, moved to BC and started a life-long career in the forest industry. Eventually, as a faller for MacMillan Bloedel, Jim spent many a year in the bush. Early on he married a lovely gal from the island and raised four children in Duncan. He loved to spend time in his garden and had a deep appreciation of nature. Upon retiring, Jim and Fran enjoyed travelling to many countries and eventually found The Hotel Marsol in Mexico where they often returned. Before succumbing to the effects of dementia, Jim could be heard saying, “I’ve lived a good life. I wouldn’t do anything differently.” Predeceased by his wife, Francis Robinson in 2010, and survived by his four children, Tom, Michelle, Theresa and Paul, along with nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Jim was loved and will be missed by many. He was charming and witty to the end.
A special thanks to those at Chemainus Health Care that looked out for Jim; and for Mary, his friend and companion, during his stay there.