July 6, 1929 – June 18, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Cook on June 18 at Cowichan District Hospital. He was born in Cardston, Alberta to Bernice and Freeman Cook. Survived by his loving wife June of 63 years, daughters Brenda and Stacey (Dave). Grandchildren April, Mitchell (Nicole) and Nicholas. Son in law Ron. Brothers Royce (Sandy), Lloyd (predeceased), Meryl (Dinah). Sisters Faye (Gerry), Geraldine, Marylynn (Larry). Sister in law Ginny (Herb) and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was a Rancher for 40 years in southern Alberta. The Cook ranch with Jim as Roper were branding champions in their fourth rodeo victory in July 1957. He attended Tech School (S.A.I.T.) in the late 1940’s. His instructor came down to build the ranch house in 1949 and Jim worked along with him, gaining a lot of knowledge and hands on experience. In 1972 he moved his family to the Cowichan Valley. He continued building homes in the Valley and assisting on various construction projects. He relished all types of fishing and enjoyed making his own smoked salmon. In latter years he could be found at the Cobblestone with friends.
A special thanks to Drs. Reynolds, Grymaloski and Levy. Davinder at Island Health and Tina, Amy and John at CDH. No service by request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Cross or C.N.I.B. Online condolences may be made at www.mem.com.
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