January 8, 1922 – July 25, 2009
It is with sadness that the family of James Lenihan announce his passing on July 25, 2009 at The Gardens at Qualicum Beach.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Veronica, son Peter (Maureen) of Port Alberni, daughter Mary Ann (James) of Parksville and his precious grandchildren, Carie, Megan, Kale, Shea, Eli and Declan.
Jim was born in Newcastle West, County Limerick, Ireland. He left Ireland as a young man to work for the Bermuda Police where he met Veronica in 1949. They married in London Ontario and moved to Bralorne, BC shortly thereafter where they lived for 10 years enjoying the Bridge River Valley.
Castlegar became their home for 24 yrs with Jim becoming a millwright at Celgar Pulp Mill. They retired to Christina Lake in 1984 and then to Qualicum Beach in 1997.
The family wishes to thank all those who cared for Jim at The Gardens. Jim truly appreciated all that was done for him by the nursing and support staff on 3rd floor. A special thanks to those who understood the importance of a hot cup of tea.
Funeral Service to be held
Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 11:00am Catholic Church of the Ascension,
887 Wembley Rd., Parksville