April 30, 1919 – October 22, 2009
James is survived by his 3 daughters and son-in-laws: Anne and Cliff, Joan and Ross, Kelly and Jim, 5 grandchildren: Terry (Connie), Tammy (Seb), Debbie (Glenn), June (Carl), Michele and Laurel, 8 great-grandchildren: Anthony, Taryn, Clayton, Chelsey, Scott, Melisa, Ryan and Josie, and 1 great-great grandson: Lucas. Jim is also survived by his 2 sisters and a brother-in-law; Mary and John Wickham, Aldergrove, BC and Sheila Szabo of Maple Ridge, BC his brother: Ed and Barb Fleming of Nanaimo, BC and numerous nieces and
James was predeceased by his wife, Rachel on December 15, 2004 and his brother Eric Silvester.
James was born in Staffordshire, England and immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1924. He received his education in Crest and Nipawin, Saskatchewan. James served in the Saskatoon Light Infantry during WW11 from 1939 to 1945. He met Rachel Lindsay in Scotland while he was stationed there, and they were married in Scotland on June 5, 1945. Following the war James returned to Saskatchewan and Rachel followed in 1946 as a war bride. James and Rachel moved to Port Alberni with their daughters, where James began a successful career as a mill wright. He was employed with McMillan Bloedel from 1949 until he retired in 1981.
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