James (Jim) Harrie SMITH
September 10, 1930 – February 5, 2016
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jim at NRGH on Friday, February 5th, 2016. Jim loved his family dearly and is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Joyce; sons, Ron (Carol), Grant (Barb), Glenn (Marg) and Greg (Nathalie); grandchildren, Logan (Kyrie), Graham, Devon, Genevieve, and Janelle. He will also be truly missed by his brother, Buck (Mamie Anne), many cherished friends and extended family members. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Mary and sisters, Margaret Smith and Kathleen Workman.
Jim enjoyed many active years with the Masonic Lodge, Shriners, and Eastern Star. He will always be remembered for his gentle nature, his love for gardening, and his commitment to service based organizations.
The family extends a special thank you to all of the doctors and hospital staff who cared for Jim during his illness
A Celebration of Life will be held in Jim’s honour at 2:00 pm on Monday,
Feb. 22, 2016 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville.
Flowers are gratefully declined by the family. Those wishing to honour Jim’s memory may do so by making a donation in his name to the BC & Yukon Eastern Star Cancer Project, c/o Mrs Jean Pifer, Grand Secretary OES, 68 – 9208 208th Street, Langley, BC V1M 2M9 or Nanaimo Regional District Hospital Foundation, 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, BC V9S 2B7.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.