ROBERTSON, James “Jim” Alexander
“A Gentleman and a Friend”
Always a perfect gentleman, he was a friend to all who had the pleasure of spending time with him. Jim will be remembered for his honesty, kindness, and generosity with others in his life, especially his family. His energy, enthusiasm, and passion for life and nature were evident in all he did, and impacted many.
When he wasn’t busy hiking, golfing, camping, or enjoying jazz music, he was donating his time to many volunteer organizations. He especially enjoyed his time at the North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre.
He was a flight instructor during World War 2, and his passion for flying continued until late into his life. He was employed with MacMillan & Bloedel for 35 years – working at the pulp mill in Port Alberni, then moving on to Harmac Pulp Mill in Nanaimo – where he and his wife eventually retired.
Jim was a devoted husband and companion of Vivienne (Neel) for 64 years. Loving father to Neel (Corinne) and Gay (Ray). He will be greatly missed by his 3 grandchildren: Warren, Dayna, and Sarah, of whom he was very proud. He also leaves to mourn, his sister Betty (Bill) Ketcham.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff of the Qualicum Manor for their good care, and compassion over the past two years. Jim’s life will be celebrated privately by his family.
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, And you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancier Association. Condolences: www.firstmemorialfuneralhome.com (Nanaimo link)
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