James who had the kindest, gentlest, most giving soul went to his eternal rest on Friday, April 21st, 2017.
He leaves to mourn his wife Barbara; his children: Kyle, Brooke and Ethan; his father Pat; sisters: Janine and Jessica; In-laws: Dave and Ethna Tutt, Norman (Nichole), Tammy (Ian), Jennifer (Marc), Lonnie (Shawneen), Paul; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends. James was predeceased by his mother Carolynn.
James was born January 31, 1977 in Prince Rupert, BC. James was of the Haida Nation from the Tsaalth Laanas clan. He moved to Kelowna in 1996 where he met his wife in 2001.
James had many passions, his first being his love for his family. He loved playing guitar when he could and played in a band in Prince Rupert. He had trained in various Martial arts, he was a great mechanic and handyman thanks to his father, he was very creative, just like his mother. He loved doing activities such as kayaking, camping, fishing and going on road trips with his family. He was a great cook with lots of knowledge from cooking turkey dinners to smoking fish. James and his wife made very unique and creative cakes which everyone loved, Halloween costumes for their children, and unique crafts for Christmas. He was a man of many talents.
He was a very happy and content family man who was always willing to help where help was needed. He never complained when there was work to do. He was a loving and caring son, brother, husband, father and friend to everyone. James will be sorely missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have had him in our lives.
The family would like to express their grateful thanks to the First Responders who worked so hard to revive James, to the RCMP and the Coroner’s Service. Donations in memory of James can be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation or a charity of your choice.
A private family service will be conducted later.
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