EDMONDSON, James Roy (Jim) (JR)
September 2, 1954 — May 19, 2023
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Jim due to complications from lung cancer, with his wife Margie by his side.
Jim is survived by Margie; fur baby Brody; sister Susan Scoble; niece Julie, nephews Russell (Mel), and Bradley (Christina), several great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins on the BC coast and England; and sister-in-law Karen Brown, nephew Brayden, and niece Alyssa.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Lorne (d. 1973) and Ruby (d. 2009); as well as in-laws Don and Bernice Simmons.
Born in Vancouver BC, Jim grew up in Burnaby where he lived until moving to Kelowna in 1994. One of his fond childhood memories was the summers spent at their family property in Birch Bay, Washington. Jim loved all animals, especially dogs of which he had several.
Jim had a love of many sports & played hockey & baseball & coached several ball teams. He was a diehard Vancouver Canucks fan & had mentioned recently his disappointment in not seeing them win the Stanley Cup.
Jim had several jobs in his early years. In 2010 he retired from a career with the BC Liquor Stores in management after 34 years.
Jim travelled to many places but his favorite destination was the Hawaiian Islands – it was in his soul. Our last vacation to the Islands in 2020 was his 50th trip – so remarkable.
Jim had many friends, several from elementary and high school days which he truly cherished.
Thank you to Dr. Purdon, Dr. Martos and the team at the Kelowna Cancer Clinic, and the staff that cared for Jim at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.
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