On Friday May 3, 2013, at the age of 95, Joseph James was welcomed home by his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and reunited with his wife Ruth who predeceased him in 2001.
He was a loving and caring pastor to many over his 40 years of ministry in the Free Methodist Church. He gave unselfishly of himself to fulfill God’s call on his life to spread the gospel of salvation, and to care for all to whom he ministered.
He will be remembered by his family for his gentle ways, sense of humour, love of children, and his steadfast example of faithfulness.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Francis Mino, Grace Burgoyne, and one brother, Ken James, as well as one son in law, Marlin Hall and two granddaughters, Heidi Hall and Naomi Hall.
He is survived by his children Carol Hall, Marge (Pat) Duncan, Don (Terry) James, Joe (Marilyn) James, Sharon (Kevin) Casson, Susan James, Marion (Jim) Nunn, Ken (Theresa) James and Debbie (Rob) Deyo as well as 26 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2013, at 2:30pm at Broadview Evangelical Free Church, Salmon Arm BC.
Arrangements are in the care of Bower’s Funeral Home.
Online condolences can be sent through Joseph’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com