Jim Cutler

Jim Cutler was born in Seattle, Washington, on March 28, 1942. Jim spent his childhood in Southern California, surfing the waves and trout fishing in the streams. He won numerous golfing awards in high-school, and graduated from Cal State Northridge with a BA in Social Anthropology. Jim became a university chaplain with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. In 1965 he met Jan at the camp on Catalina Island. They were married in 1967, and while visiting friends in Maple Bay on their honeymoon were charmed with Vancouver Island. Jim and Jan immigrated to Canada and moved to Genoa Bay in 1971. Beginning with Cedar Lodge and Skeleem Village, Jim worked with students in several schools around the Cowichan Valley, collecting friends young and old along the way. Jim was an Elder at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Duncan. He was a wise and wonderful Bible and Sunday School teacher. Jim was a spectacular fisherman, plus his eagle call was truly impressive. Jim loved people and people naturally gravitated to him. He was fun. A few years ago Jim developed alzheimer’s disease, but it never took away the specialness of the man. Jim’s family would like to say a special thank you to Walden House, St. Anne’s Garden Club, and the Nanaimo Emergency C Unit and Palliative Care. Jim was not afraid to die; he believed Jesus’ promise of His gift of eternal life. So on March 22, 2016, with his sons Daniel and Steven at his side, Jim passed into eternity. He leaves behind his wife, Jan, Daniel and Steven and their families (Stephanie, Cora, Nathanael, Nikolas and Kelsey), his extended family, and his many, many friends. If you wish to make a donation in Jim’s memory, his family would be honoured if you would support a family friend, Christine Selder, in her courageous battle with Lyme disease by visiting www.gofundme.com/christineselder or by making a donation directly to the Cutler family for Christine. There will be a celebration of Jim’s life at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 9, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 530 Herbert St., Duncan. You are welcome. There will be two more family gatherings in July.