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CROSS, James Edward “Jim”

August 5, 1954 — June 27, 2015

Jim passed away much too young, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of those who loved him as we bid farewell to a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.  Jim leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Beth; daughter, Sandra and son, Stephen (Robin); his young grandson, Zachary; sisters Diane (Jim) Caldwell, Joan and Beth’s sons, Conor and Aiden Munson; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Jim is predeceased by his loving parents, Gladys and Ed and his first wife Sheilah Bentley.  He will be greatly missed by many friends from Montreal, Calgary and here in Kelowna, as well as the Bentley family in Alberta.  Jim was proud of his Montreal roots and earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University.  He moved to Kelowna in 1994, where he met and married Beth and worked as a financial advisor.  He was a superb athlete and especially loved hockey and golf.  He rarely turned down a beer with his friends and spent many happy hours renovating the house that he owned in Lakeview Heights.  Jim lived a full life and had no regrets.  Special thanks to Dr. Wadhwa and all the excellent staff at the BC Cancer Agency in Kelowna.  A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 10th at 1:00 pm at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.  If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”

Friday, July 10th at 1:00 pm

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The service for CROSS, James Edward “Jim” is scheduled for Friday, July 10th at 1:00 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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  • Dee Utigard says:

    Beth, Steve and Sandra…my heart is hurting for you all. Jim was a wonderful man who will be missed by all. He did indeed live life to the fullest! I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Rhonda Rea says:

    Dear Beth; I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband Jim. I remember when you two first became a couple and how happy you both were. When I heard the news of his passing I just felt so sad for you. I wish you and your family some sort of comfort and peace to help you through. You are very much in my thoughts. Kindest and sincere condolences to all.

  • Jadwiga Miliszewski says:

    Dear Sandra and Stephen
    It was privilege to know your father as a patient and as a beautiful human being. I know how proud he was of you, no matter how big or small your accomplishments were .
    In time, your grief will lessen as your hearts find peace in the beautiful memories of the wonderful life that was.
    Deepest sympathy Jadwiga Miliszewski

  • Ron Buddo says:

    I worked with Jim, and with Beth during my years in Kelowna, and am shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts at with Beth.

  • David Boyd says:

    My condolences to you Diane and the rest of the family. I am reliving the fun and games we had growing up in Pointe Claire, and have a smile on my face thinking about Jim.
    Sincerely, Dave Boyd

  • Bren Witt says:

    To Beth & Family:
    Please accept my deepest condolence on the passing of Jim. He had a very tough battle with his cancer but always remained positive and very upbeat. I know Jim will be missed by all those who knew him.
    Bren Witt

  • Linda Easley says:

    Heart felt condolences to you Beth and all the family.

  • Pat MacKinnon (Patty Pinkham says:

    To Beth and Family.
    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Jimmy, Please accept my condolences. Although I had not seen Jim since he left Pointe Claire, I have wonderful memories from our high school years. Always up for a good time, Jimmy was a funny, entertaining guy. Quick with a joke and loyal to his friends. He always had a big smile on his face, and you knew he was up to something. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • Geord and Jo Holland says:

    Dear Beth,
    Jim definitely made a difference in many peoples lives, our Aunt, Edwina Hart was one. Jim’s caring nature made him not only her financial advisor (a successful partnership), but her good friend too.
    We are so sorry you have lost him too soon. We are away for his service, but we will be thinking of you during this trying time. Geord and Jo Holland

  • Jeff Mepham says:

    From our first days as Pointe Claire Little League Footballers through our ‘adventurous’ days in Calgary, Jim was my best pal and mentor. He gave generously to all of us and lived his life with an enviable zest. He will be missed greatly by all his friends and family. We raise a glass in gratitude knowing that our lives were joyfully enhanced through knowing such a great guy.

  • Sue and Dave Bragg says:

    We are so sorry to hear that Jim passed away. We knew Jim when he lived in Pointe Claire. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. He was well liked by everyone and a true and loyal friend. Our thoughts go out to his Family and Friends. We know he’ll really be missed.

  • Jean Saygnavong says:

    Dear Beth,
    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Jim. Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts are with you and your family. I’m so sorry for your lost.



  • Cathy Snair says:

    I will especially miss Jim’s laugh and the thousand times he made me laugh. Like the time he was standing with the houseboat fridge door open and the boat listed so bad, all the food fell out. He laughed till he cried! Love you Jim. I’ll miss you.

  • Fonzie says:

    I have known Jim for two thirds of my life and never was his company anything other than excellent. From golf games to beers with the guys to Stampede hijinks to quiet moments when Sheilah and his Dad passed on. An outstanding Dad, son, husband and buddy who will be forever missed and remembered sweetly by so many.

  • Matthew Cutts says:

    Please accept my condolences for your loss. Jim was a childhood friend who always had a positive outlook on life.

    Matt Cutts

  • Glen Peterson says:

    Beth so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your family. It has been a tough last year for so many family and friends. Stay strong and cherish the memories.

  • Rita Cooper (Sikma) says:

    I knew Jim from Pointe Claire, then was pleasantly surprised when his son, Steve, and my daughter, Tirzah, were in the same class in Kelowna, BC. We skied at Big White together and Jim always had a smile on his face. We engaged in a good conversation at LPHS’ reunion in 2012. He will be missed by everyone fortunate enough to have crossed his path.

  • dianne perepelecta says:

    I was fortunate enough to work with Jim periodically throughout the last 10 years. Jim was always curious, earnest and relentless in his pursuit for answers. This coupled with his easy laughter made him a pleasure to work with. He joined a few of us for the Grey Cup this year and even though he was not feeling his best his eyes shone with excitement and he had great fun with lots of stories to share. My deepest condolences to all.

  • Gary Barth says:

    Dear Beth, Stephen & Sandra
    My deepest condolences on the passing of your loving father and husband. Jim had a zest for what ever he was involved in. I with you will miss him deeply.

  • Wayne & Nadia Collins says:

    We are so sorry to hear that Jim passed away. He was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of early days in Pointe Claire. Our deepest condolences to Beth, Stephen, Sandra, Diane, Jim, Joan and all the family.

  • Doug Murchie says:

    Please accept my sincerest condolences. I’ve known Jimmy since we were 18 years old playing hockey for the West Island Flyers. I have so many memories of the great times we had in hockey ( on the ice but mostly off the ice), of the school days we shared at John Abbott, of the 4 summers we worked together as “pool boys” where Jimmy taught me how to survive on basically 3 hours of sleep a night for a two month period . Jimmy took the expression “work hard and play hard” to an entirely new level! Jimmy was a great friend who had the uncanny ability to make people laugh and truly enjoy the moment and yet he was always the first person there for his friends if they needed something. Jimmy was loved by all those that were lucky enough to know him and he will be greatly missed. Thanks for being my friend Jim.

  • Dawn Burton says:

    Dear Steve and Sandra,
    Our deepest sympathies in thè loss of your Dad. He was a special man and we have many fond memories of times spent with you guys during those early years of moving to Kelowna. …Hudson Rd Elementary, starting with Mrs. Adamson’s grade 1 class for Sandra and Taylor, and grade 4 for Steve, then fun times at Big White skiing and playing in the snow…..
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you both at this very difficult time.
    The Burton’s

  • Ron Quarrie says:

    It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this. It was just recently I learned that Jim had passed away and while we had not been in touch for a year or more I always have and always will consider him a friend and an inspiration. Jim was a great training partner and my goal was to at least keep up to him. Since learning of his passing I have been remembering all the good times we had running in the park and eating Pizza and drinking beer in my garage. I think the reason for the training was to justify the Pizza and beer.

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