James (Jim) Arthur Roberts
Born January 25, 1925, passed away in the
ICU at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver on
Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Jim leaves behind his loving wife Jean and two stepchildren Susan (Rob) Tompkins and Jason Hutchinson, brother in law John (Gloria) Mason nephews Gary (Bonnie), Clyde (Elsie) Hammond and niece Maryrose Lee. Jim also remained close to Margaret (Tom) Trainor, sister of his first wife Elizabeth. Jim was predeceased by his brothers George, Harry (WWII), and Ron, his sister Florence and first wife Elizabeth.
Jim was a veteran from WWII. He loved singing and sports.
He was an active singer with the Parksville Seniors Choir, and was still 5-pin bowling at the Sunset Lanes this season. My most sincere thanks go to all of the Doctors, nursing staff and specialists, in both the Nanaimo and St. Paul’s Hospitals, who tried valiantly to save a real gentleman. Jim is the son of a past era. He was a kind and loving man. Remember Jim, now he has gone away – gone far away into the silent land – now we can no more shake him by the hand. Yet, if you forget for a while, don’t be sorry, better you should forget and smile than remember and be sad.
Contributions in Jim’s memory to the
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation ICU Fund, Room 178, 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2 would be gratefully received.