James Ernest William BUCHHOLZ

April 21, 1930 – May 5, 2012

James (Jim) Buchholz leaves behind his beloved wife Joyce and his children Robert, Kim, William and Kenneth. He was predeceased by his oldest daughter Elizabeth. He passed away in the early hours of May 5, 2012 after a 2 week long battle for his life after a terrible single vehicle crash. It was a battle that he appeared to be winning until he suffered a heart attack from which he would not recover.

Jim’s career included working at British North American Oil Company (Gulf Oil), National Energy Board, Northern Pipeline Agency, Indian and Northern Affairs- Director of Indian Minerals (West). He and his wife retired to Vancouver Island in 1985.

Donations can be made to Prostate Cancer Canada.

YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.

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