James (Jim) Gregory SMITH

James Gregory Smith (Jim Smith)

December 30, 1931 – June 29, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Dad, Jim Smith. Jim passed away suddenly in his home on our beloved Hornby Island, BC.

He is predeceased by his wife, Jose’ Doreen Smith (East) on July 29, 1995.

He leaves behind his two daughters Miranda-Jo (Dave) Andersen and Lisa Smith; his grandchildren Kyle Teschke (Zoe), Jared Teschke (Melanie), Dale Andersen, Josie Bizicki and Zoe Bizicki; his great grandson Theodore Teschke, born June 13, 2015. He also leaves behind his very good friend and neighbour on Hornby Island, April Shopland. April was so good to Dad and such a good friend over the years, and for that we are truly thankful.

Jim was born in Workington, England. He and Jose’ married in August 1959 and came to Trail, BC, to teach at the J. Lloyd Crow High School for just two years, before they were to go back home to England. It was not to be, as he was offered a job at Dutchess Park High School in Prince George, so off they went for another adventure. There they brought up their two daughters until Jim retired as Principal of DP Todd Secondary School in 1989. Jim and Jose’ retired to spend half their time in Yorkshire, England and the other half on Hornby Island.

There will be a funeral Mass at The Church of the Ascension, 887 Wembley Rd., French Creek, on Wednesday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m.

Please consider honouring Jim’s memory by making a donation to a charity of your choice.


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