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COURTNEY, James “Jim”

Passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the age of 63. Survived by his loving wife Anita, daughter Erin Courtney (fiancé Graham Leggatt); sons Martin (Andrea), Michael (Jennifer); grandchildren Hunter and Lyric, all of Kelowna; brother Richard and sisters Betty, Mary and Anne and their families, all of Ireland.


Come help us celebrate Jim’s life Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In tribute to Jim, feel free to wear your favorite soccer jersey or something green. Jim was passionate about his family and the game of soccer. In lieu of flowers donations will be accepted for “Right To Play” http://righttoplay.akaraisin.com/Donation/Event/InHonour.aspx?seid=2840&mid=49. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences”.



Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for COURTNEY, James “Jim” is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Robyn (McAuley) Cassan says:

    Mike, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. My mum & Dad and I just spoke of you all this past Friday. Sending warm thoughts of comfort to you all. Take care.

  • Sue Cernak says:

    Anita and family
    I always remembered Jim as the happy go lucky guy that I would see in the hallways and am sorry to hear the sad news.
    Sue Cernak (retired KGH Volunteer Coordinator)

  • Roger/Erika O'Reilly says:

    Anita and family
    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. He will be remembered for jovial nature down the hallways in KGH. He will be missed by all of us but most notably by his family. Words cannot adequately express our sadness. Thinking of all of you….Roger/Erika OReilly and family

  • Joyce Bryson says:

    I honestly don’t think 6 West will ever be the same…Jim was the most happy, friendly, enthusiastic co-worker who contributed all his energy and personality to our ward. We will miss him forever!!

  • Dennis Cocar says:

    Very sorry to hear of Jim”s passing.
    I will remember our Western Star days but also the days we got together while our boys played hockey at the Rutland Arena. Jim and I shared some great times together and many laughs

  • Judy Caron says:

    It is with a heavy heart that we heard of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family
    Judy Caron

  • Virginia Palma says:

    We miss you uncle Jimmy xxoo
    Love to all the family..

  • Deana Nonis says:

    Anita, Erin and Family:
    I’m so sad to hear about Jim’s passing. He was the most friendly guy and such a hard worker. He will be missed by many. I hope the comfort of friends and family help you through this very difficult time.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take Care of each other.


    so sorry for your loss,he was such a nice man.

  • Agnes says:

    Sad to read of Jim’s death-remember the good times and take care of each other in this time of sorrow

  • debbie amstrong says:

    We all will miss seeing him in his green. Saying Happy to see you came in today, with a big smile. Our hearts are going to miss him.

  • Yvonne and Toby Redecopp says:

    Dear Anita and family. We’re so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Never met that man without a smile.Such a good heart, he will be missed. Take care. Yvonne,
    Toby and Family

  • Jackie Marsh says:

    Anita and Family,
    My condolences to you all, what an incredible loss. We will miss Jim’s vibrant personality here at KGH…he always put a smile on our faces

  • Christine Hutchinson says:

    To Jims family

    I worked with Jim at Western Star and then was so happy to see him at the hospital as I too ended up working in health care after Western Star. He was a great man and always went out of his way to say Hi to me. I will truly miss his happiness he brought to everyday and everyone who crossed his path.He will be making the angels smile now.

  • Esther Jasper says:

    Anita & Family…..thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time….Jim was a true inspiration to us all, always with a smile and story to brighten our day….

  • Natasha Hass says:

    Dear Erin and the whole Courtney Family,
    I’m very saddened and sorry for your loss. Growing up I always felt welcome and accepted in your home, and Jim was a part of that. Praying for you all. Please know I would have loved to have been at the service if I was in the country.
    Take courage!

  • Barbara Browne says:

    Anita, Michael, Martin and Erin
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Jack and Sharon Gourlie says:

    We’re so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We’ll always remember his ready grin and Irish pride. Condolances to Anita and the whole family.

  • Geri says:

    Jim brought Smiles&Laughter to many of us on 6West, he will be remembered. Condolences to his Family.

  • Darlene Hass says:

    Dear Anita, Mike, Erin, Martin and extended Family,

    From our family to yours, our deepest sympathy. We will always remember Jim as a kind hearted man with a big smile. Take care of each other.

    Victor, Darlene, Lucas and Natasha Hass

  • Trish Boileau says:

    Anita and family, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I don’t think I ever saw him without a smile – always gave generously of his heart and good cheer. A truly huge loss ….. thinking of you.

  • Tish says:

    Anita and Erin,
    I’m so shocked and so sorry to hear about Jim. Such a great guy. He was so good to everyone and remembered everyone’s name. He will be missed by you and everyone he ever met.
    Take care…. Tish

  • Joan Richard says:

    Dear Anita and family, I was so sorry to read of Jim’s death. I remember your long months of waiting for his arrival in Canada and how sweet your reunion, Anita. May your precious years together give you comfort as you face the future with all the memories of Jim’s life well-lived. Joan

  • Phil orrells says:

    Dear Anita,Mike,Erin and Martin, My thoughts are with you all at this saddest of times. Jim was a special mate,a great guy and I was fortunate to share many many good times with.
    Love to you all Phil x.

  • Wendy Johnston says:

    Your dad’s work ethic is very evident in how you live your life. That is something to be very proud of. Your dad lives on through you (and your family)and that is a thing of beauty.

    May the angels piece your broken heart together that you will allow joy and laughter to be in your life once more.

  • Joyce Jemson says:

    Anita, Erin and family – I was so sorry to read of Jim’s passing. My condolences and sympathy to you all. I hope it helps to know others are thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Dennis & Wanda Olsen says:

    Mike & Family, We have been thinking and praying for you and Jennifer, Hunter and Anita and to your entire family. Our hearts are broken with the passing of Jim, wish we could be there to celebrate Jim’s life. We send our condolences. Your in-laws, love Dennis & Wanda

  • curly and mert schneider says:

    So sorry to hear of Jim.s passing. Jim and curly worked together in Material handling at Western star. He is in our thoughts. Regards to his family.

  • Mary Smith says:

    Anita,Erin and family. I was so sorry to here the passing of Jim. He always had a cheerful hello whenever we passed in the hall. My condolences and sympathy go out to you and your family.

    Mary Smith (ICUB)

  • pat mulligan says:

    sorry, i didnt read the obits til friday afternoon at work.. my regrets to the family…

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