Jim was born Pynelogs, back when it was a hospital, and lived his entire life in Invermere. He worked construction and as a trucking contractor, finishing his career as a mine supervisor for Mountain Minerals Co. Ltd.
He married Isla in 1962, taking her six children as his own along with his son Gordon born in 1963. Jim and Isla also cared for two orphaned cousins and several “adopted” children and families. Obviously Jim loved people and he also loved working hard. He enjoyed inventing, engineering and fixing anything that needed it.
Jim is predeceased by his three children Daryl (1983), Heather (1991) and Barry (2004) as well as three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his loving wife Isla of 47 years, and children Sharon (Carl), Darwin (Charlene), Charlene (Fred), Lynda (Steve), Gordon (Toni), and Keith (Shannon). As well as fourteen grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews and his brothers Tom (Helen), Jack (Gail) and sisters Susan (Vern) and Caroline (Henry).
He will be sorely missed and remembered with great affection and joy as he moves on to bigger jobs.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the East Kootenay S.P.C.A., Box 2, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4H6 would be greatly appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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