At age 83 years, Jim passed peacefully at his home in Qualicum Beach, BC on Saturday, June 11, 2011. He was born on July 14, 1927 in Bethany, MB. Predeceased by his loving wife Gwendolyn Edna Burton Dowsett, he is survived by his two loving daughters, Heather Kallos, husband Peter Kallos, of Victoria, BC and their children , Graham, Tegan and Cameron and Patricia Wilkins of Ottawa, ON and her children, Brea, Stacia and Kyla Truelove, husband Mike Truelove, and their daughter Mya (Jim’s first great-grandchild).
For most of Jim’s career he was a Professor at the University of Winnipeg, where he taught Biology and earned his Doctorate. He was well respected by students and staff. He retired to the west coast in 1991 with his wife Gwen to enjoy nature and a new beginning. Jim enjoyed golf, the Seniors Club and playing cards, the Masons and Shriners activities. There is a special island in The Lake of the Woods, ON that will always be close to dad’s heart, “Poppa in his fishing boat”. We loved you and will miss you. His ashes will be interred in Minnedosa, MB in late September with loving family gathered.
A service was held at Yates Funeral Chapel on June 17, 2011.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Donations Dept, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver BC V6H 3V2.
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.