DUKELOW, James Benson
January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970
Dr James Benson Dukelow passed away on Sunday April 1st in his 86th year with loving family at his side.
Jim is survived by his four children, Brenda (Bob), Gary (Kathy), Kim (Phil) and Mike. Jim was loved and respected by his eight grandchildren Maggie, Michael, Libby, Meg, Brock, Zavier, Alisha and Janine. Jim leaves a sister Dorothy in Winnipeg, as well as five nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by another sister Winnie and most recently his loving wife of 56 years, Jean. Jim’s loving care of Jean during her illness was a testament to his ability to love and care for others.
Jim graduated from the University of Manitoba with his Medical Degree and settled in Kelowna as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in 1961, after practising in The Pas, Terrace and Vancouver. For Dad, medicine was a way of life that was fueled by his fascination and curiosity in the mysteries of life. He was a scientist, an artist, a life-long learner, a mentor and a devoted friend.
Dad loved 45 summers at the lake and enjoyed travelling with Jean, family and friends over many years. His most recent adventure was to London in 2011 with Kim.
Jim will forever be remembered for his patience, gentle nature, sage wisdom, youthful enthusiasm and pride in a job done well. He inspires us every day.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 am at the First United Church, 721 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Kelowna Food Bank.
The service for DUKELOW, James Benson is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th at 11:00 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.