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James (Jim) Johnstone

December 1, 1935 - January 11, 2018

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On Thursday, January 11, 2018, Mr. James (Jim) Grant Johnstone of Oliver passed away peacefully with his wife and daughter by his side at the South Okanagan General Hospital after a two year battle with cancer.

He was predeceased by his sister, mother and father.

Jim will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Sheila of 59 years; son Keith (Eva); daughter Janet Stein; grandchildren Megan Johnstone, Adam Stein and Carly Stein; sister Dora Browne (Randy); great-grandchildren Jacob and Mason; brother and sister-in-law Brian and Lorraine Murdoch; nieces Laurie Murdoch and Linda Haddleton and nephew Brent (Margo) Murdoch.

Jim worked for Chrysler of Canada for over 45 years as a mechanic, service manager at Brentwood Dodge in Burnaby and service writer at Parker Motors in Penticton for 17 years.

Over the years Jim and Sheila took many vacations travelling in their RV, camping and sightseeing around BC and the USA. He enjoyed square dancing which is where he met his wife in 1954. Jim also could be found sailing his Hobie Cat on Gallagher Lake and camping with the Good Sam Triple “O” group. He also spent the last few years as a member of Crime Watch.

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the Penticton Regional Hospital Oncology Department or the South Okanagan General Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to friends, neighbours and family for their visits, support, love and prayers. Also to Dr. Shaw, Dr. Smallwood and the palliative care team at the Oliver Hospital.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting www.nunes-pottinger.com

 

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dan and Jana Huolt
Relation: neighbor

Our sincere condolences,Sheila and family. Jim was a very special man,he will be missed by all of us in the Park.

From: Rick Gerritse
Relation: Gallagher Lake

Our deepest and sincere condolences to Sheila and Janet on Jims passing. Growing up at Gallagher Lake I will always remember Jim taking me sailing on the Hobie Cat and Jim and you visiting with my Parents at there Trailer at Gallagher Lake.In recent years , We will fondly remember visiting with you guys either at our Place or yours. Jim will be sadly missed by all of us.

Love Rick Gerritse and Erna Hansen Okanagan Falls ,B.C.

From: Harry Gerritse
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear of Jims passing. My Mom and Dad spoke fondly of all the great times with Jim and Shiela over the years at Gallagher Lake

From: Janet Stein
Relation: I am JIm's Daughter

This is such a loss to our family. My Mom and Dad were life partners for 59 years, and the prime example of what love really is. Dad you will be missed by us and so many great caring friends. Wonderful memories of you will be with us forever, and your Great Grandchildren will always know their Poppa.

From: Bob and Lorraine Emery
Relation: former neighbors and fellow rver.

We knew Jim and Sheila when we lived in Country Pines, what great neighbors, always helpful at our home and rv. We especially remember the square dance parties. Two of Janets artwork still hang on our wall. While we have not kept in touch over the past many years, we always will have fond memories. Bob and Lorraine Emery

From: Keith Johnstone
Relation: son

Dad; You were my best friend, my mentor, and along with Mom, the most influential person in my life. The man who taught me important life lessons and showed me the ropes of life.
We will always remember you as a loving caring father and cherish you in our hearts forever.
Love you dad.
Keith
“I’ll always love you & miss you Diddy” Eva

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted for the Penticton Regional Hospital Oncology Department or the South Okanagan General Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

Thank You Notice

The family would like to express their deep appreciation to friends, neighbours and family for their visits, support, love and prayers. Also to Dr. Shaw, Dr. Smallwood and the palliative care team at the Oliver Hospital.

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