With great sadness we announce that Francis James “Jim” Sweet passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 16, 2015.
Jim was born on September 5, 1936 in Windsor, Ontario. He was a superb millwright, working his trade in Terrace Bay, Duncan, Prince Rupert and Campbell River, then a successful entrepreneur. During his long retirement, he enjoyed the outdoors, his dogs, wildlife and hunting. He was a car enthusiast and active member of the North Island Vintage Car Club as well as a Lifelong Freemason of Tsimpsean Lodge No. 58 Prince Rupert, B.C. Never one to shy away from an opinion, he could always be counted on for advice and a good story. A devoted family man and friend, Jim was a big man with an even bigger heart and will be sadly missed by all.
Jim is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce; sisters Margaret, Gayle and Barbara; sons Bill (Sharon), Tom (Noreen) and Richard (Carol); seven grandchildren Michael (Megan), Danielle (Jeremy), Robyn (Mike), Alisha (Cleaven), Adrian, Nickolas and Elenna; six great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Francis Adrian and Margaret Emma Elizabeth, and sister Betty Joyce.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, September 26, at 1:30 p.m. at the Sequoia Springs Golf Course, 700 Petersen Road in Campbell River with Rev. Murray Etty officiating. A reception will follow. Vintage cars are encouraged. Ample parking is available onsite.
Online condolences may be sent through the Sutton’s Campbell River Funeral Home website. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Jim to the Campbell River SPCA, 891 13th Avenue, Campbell River, B.C. V9W 4G9.