November 30, 1930 – August 31, 2022
Well Salmon Arm, we lost one of the good o’l boys in the wee hours of August 31st 2022, in his own home where he wanted to be. “Papa” Jim Piggott was a quiet man and had but one gear, bo low. He never seemed to be in a hurry for anything except to get to the coffee group, there was always time for coffee and a scratch ticket at the Matchbox.
Jim was born in Maryfield, Saskatchewan to Ivy and James Piggott, little brother to Howard and Doug. The family farm was located near Ebor, Manitoba where Jim learned to do most everything farming related. He even taught himself how to play guitar to occupy his down time.
He met Patricia (nee Castle) at one of the country dances soon after they married and started a family of their own.
Brother Howard offered him a job in Salmon Arm and in 1964 the family packed up and settled here. Jim, Pat and the children Bill (Cindy), Wes, Ann (Peter) Laitinen and Howard (Brenda) embraced Salmon Arm and are still active in the community today.
Papa Jim was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved music.
Graveside service is planned for September 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Ida Cemetery with a gathering to celebrate his life at Ann’s home after.
Share condolences and memories of Jim with the family through his obituary at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.
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