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Roy James

July 5, 1931 - April 24, 2016


On Sunday April 24, 2016 Mr. Roy James of Oliver, BC passed away peacefully surrounded by family at McKinney Place at the age of 84 years.

Roy was predeceased by his wife June James(Milburn) of 61 years, father  Harry James,  his mother Ethel James(Ayres), his sister Dorothy McAlpine.

Roy will be fondly remembered by his loving family including his son Tracy (Judy) James, Grandchildren Kyle, Coby (Miranda), Great grandchildren, Jake, Jaxson and Ava. Son Rodney James (Dora Stelkia), grandchildren Dustin (Kaitlin), Bryton (Sarrena) great granddaughter Zenaya, granddaughter Brianna, brother in-law Darryl (Tiger) and his wife Jean Milburn, brother Doug (Marg) James, as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Roy was born in Nelson, BC and raised in South Slocan B.C. Roy started work with West Kootenay Power at the age of 18 right up until he retired 42 years later in 1991. At a very young age Roy became a volunteer fireman with the Warfield Fire Dept. Roy & June married on April 27, 1954 in Trail BC where they raised their two boys Tracy and Rodney until their move to Oliver BC in 1974 buying a home for their family of four.  Roy continued working with WKP/Fortis BC and wanting to continue to contribute to his community he became a volunteer for the Oliver Fire Dept. Later years he continued as a “C” member to help as much as he could.

Roy loved walking, birds, dogs, children and his community. He enjoyed his many camping, fishing and hunting trips with friends and family. Hobbies were making fire pits, and hot dog roasting sticks.

Roy dedicated most of his spare time to many golf fundraisers for cancer, many hours preparing food for the Soup Kitchen and dedicated much time to the Oliver Food Bank.

Roy’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at McKinney Place for their kind, compassionate and ever loving care!

No formal service by Roy’s request. A private family service will take place in Nelson, BC at a later date. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her memory to a food bank, soup kitchen or charity of your choice.

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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

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

From: Kim Byer
Relation: friend

My heart goes out to the family of Roy James. He always had a smile and a kind word to say. He will be missed.

From: Bud & Verdell Fadden
Relation: Just Friends

We wish to send our heartfelt condolences to all the family, we worked many years together on the Daffodil Golf Tournament with both your Mom and Dad and it was always a pleasure to meet that smiling face on the street or in some store and enjoy a little conversation. We will miss him. Love Bud & Verdell

From: Harvey & Alice Devine
Relation: turkey dinners at church, cancer golf tournaments, food bank ,soup kitchen

It has been a pleasure to know and work with both Roy & June
May you both rest in peace – Rest in peace my friend.

From: Len Donna Cooke
Relation: long time friends through the curling club

So sorry to hear about Roy. June will be glad to have him with her. We always enjoyed their company and had many good laughs with them. He was a very kind and always had time for a chat and a smile. Our heartfelt condolences to the family

From: Elizabete Blonk
Relation: friends

my deepest sympathy to all of the family ,Roy and June were always a great pleasure to serve them ,and always had big smiles and sometimes cookies and the delicious ALMOND TARTS .they are missed .rest in peace Roy and June

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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Thank You Notice

Roy’s family would like to sincerely thank the staff at McKinney Place for their kind, compassionate and ever loving care!

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