Jim Lipscomb was born July 23,1920, in Harrow, England. He died peacefully at home in Salmon Arm, BC. January 4, 2014.
His loving wife Sally and his only daughter Fay have predeceased him.
He will be missed by many and lovingly remembered by his family. The memories of his courage, dedication, service to community, patience, love of dancing and adventurous spirit will be shared by all who knew Jim and those memories include Sally, his wife of 67 years, as they were always together.
Jim joined the army as a boy soldier. His love of horses attracted him to the artillery unit. He served in the British army for 24 yrs, which included British SAS combat in WWII. Jim resigned from the army and joined the London Fire Brigade, where he served for 22 yrs.
Jim and Sally immigrated to Canada in 1977. During those years they were ranchers, farm sitters, bakers and caterers, each were helping the other where they could.
Jim was very active in the Legion as President, Sergeant at Arms, and was a participant of the Salmon Arm Colour Party.
Jim lived a full, active and interesting life. As he would say “I’ve been a soldier, a fireman, and a cowboy; what more could I want?”
Join us for a celebration of his life at the Salmon Arm Legion, January 25, 2014, at 10:00 am.
In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Legion Poppy Fund.
Thank you to all those who helped make it possible to have Jim stay at home during his final days, especially The Home Palliative Care program.