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James (Jim) Lester

February 8, 1952 - September 28, 2017


Jim Lester, of Osoyoos, BC, passed away suddenly at the age of 65. He was predeceased by his parents Eugene and Gladys Lester. He is survived by daughter Amy Lester, son Aaron (Andrea), grandchildren Tyrell, Kaeli, Meredith, & Katrina; Brother Gord (Marie) Lester, sister Joyce (Sean) Flanagan, niece Kelin Flanagan (Spencer Taubner), nephews Doug Lester, Topher and Max Flanagan, and close friend Linda Tweedy.

Jim will fondly be remembered for his love of geography and travelling the world, his passion for music and singing karaoke, his love of plants, trees, nature, and landscaping, and his unique abilities as an artisan creating many different projects from all natural elements.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Oliver Alliance Church.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium

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

From: Dorothy A Taylor
Relation: AAron and Andrea and family used to be my neighbourto the north

So very sorry to hear of your dad’s sudden passing Aaron.

From: Warren scherk
Relation: I now hem from Osoyoos

Hi my name is Warren Scherk. I knew Jim and I am very sorry for his passing. He will be very missed.

From: Susan Herbert
Relation: Friend of family

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a very special and unique person.

From: Neale Denman
Relation: Friend

I was saddened to hear of the passing of my friend Jim Lester and I would like to extend my condolences to his close friends and family.

Growing up in Red Deer through our high school years Jim, Gordy Sawyer and I shared many adventures and along the way, more than a few misadventure as we explored the world around us.

Jim always had a new plan and I often wondered how we got into and especially out of some of the situations we would find ourselves in.

One of those times was the start of an Easter long weekend and Jim decided it would be a good idea to hitch hike to Vancouver and see what was there. This seemed like a good idea at the time and of course, “What Could Go Wrong”?!

Once there reality set in and with limited funds we ended up staying in a dodgy hotel in the toughest part of town and were entertained by the sirens and locals on the streets below After a few days of exploring the sights, our limited supply of cash was gone and realizing we needed to be back in school the next day Jim somehow talked us onto an Air Canada flight back to Calgary. It was the first time I had flown and I do remember the take off but not much of the landing as we were well into the complimentary drinks Jim was ordering even though we were both under age.

Other times we went fishing to the most remote parts of various river systems out west just to see what was there and not to forget the summer weekends cruising out to Sylvan Lake to check out the girls at Varsity Hall with a stop on the way at the gravel pits to sample one of Jim’s favorite beverages (special thanks here to big brother Gord!).

I’m sure this may well have been the start of Jim’s karaoke career to the tune of some obscure Three Dog Night songs or whatever else was playing on the radio.

I have many more fond memories of Jim and through it all his sense of adventure and zest for life never wavered.

Notably, Jim was the Best Man at my wedding and also Godfather to my oldest child.

Regrettably, Jim and I lost contact when I moved away yet to me the friendship was always there.

Farewell Jim, Rest in Peace Brother.

Neale Denman

Busselton, Western Australia

From: Gary & Karen Kennedy
Relation: friend

Aaron, our deepest condolences for the loss of your Father.
Had the opportunity to meet you and he together when you did the landscaping at our home 9 years ago.
we had a lot of laughs and fun, and you both did an “outstanding” Job.
Gary & Karen Kennedy

From: Barb Haskell
Relation: Acquaintance

Was sorry to here of Jim’s passing…We remember him from when he used to visit Judy when she had her outside kiosk in Osoyoos…he was very jovial and friendly…

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
October 7, 2017
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver Alliance Church
Oliver, BC Canada V0H1T2

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Oliver Alliance Church.

Oliver, BC Canada V0H1T2

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