Thomas George James age 95 passed away on April 13th, 2013 at Bastion Place care home in Salmon Arm, BC. He was with his family when he died peacefully.
Tom was born on February 22, 1918 in Lavoy, AB to Benjamin and Kathleen James.
Tom married Elsie in 1948 in Edmonton, AB. They were happily married for 65 years.
Tom farmed in Lavoy until 1958. He enjoyed his life as a farmer where he worked hard since childhood. He then worked for the Northwestern Utilities as a pipefitter in Edmonton until 1985. In 1992 Tom and Elsie moved to Sicamous, BC where he enjoyed the regions beauty and walks with friends and their dogs. Tom was an avid hockey and baseball fan he enjoyed watching the local teams in the area.
In 2009 Tom moved to Bastion Place where he was cared for by extraordinarily caring staff until his passing.
Tom is survived by wife Elsie; children Judith (Don) Harrison, Douglas, George (Shirley), Elizabeth (Ron) Andrew, Charles, Nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Hazel Boyd and brothers Albert of Edmonton and Ted of Maple Ridge, BC
Tom was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Bob, sisters Lillian and Myrtle.
Tom will be greatly missed
The family would especially like to thank Geraldine, Angie, Bobie, Phil, Dr Beech and all the staff at Bastion Place for years of kindness and care.
There will be a celebration of life held at the Haven common room at 1095 Shuswap Ave. Sicamous, BC on June 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Shuswap Hospice Society at www.Shuwaphospice.ca
Online condolences can be sent through Tom’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com. Funeral arrangement are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC