We Remember

HANNAH, James G. “Jim”

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of a great husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, Jim, on December 19, 2014 at the age of 66 years.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at two locations. You are welcome to attend the one which is most convenient for you.

Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 pm at Coast Capri Hotel, 1171 Harvey Ave., KELOWNA, BC

(If you would like, you are welcome to bring a memory of Jim to share) or in WASKADA, Manitoba at Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Waskada United Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Jim’s memory.  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.”

Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 pm

Coast Capri Hotel,

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Service Details

The service for HANNAH, James G. “Jim” is scheduled for Sunday, December 28 at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Coast Capri Hotel,

1171 Harvey Ave., Kelowna, BC


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  • Karen & Dave Edwards says:

    Barbara & family,
    We were so shocked & saddened to hear of Jim’s untimely passing. He was a great man & friend. We will miss him so much.
    In Sympathy,
    Karen & Dave

  • lorraine hooper cheyne says:

    Can’t believe Jim has left us–so happy we were able to share “our grade 1 ” reunion celebrating our 65th birthdays!!! Take care Barb and the Hannah families.

  • Allison says:

    I am so thankful I met Jim years ago as he was helping me learn about selling our wine internationally.
    He was patient, knowledgeable, and of course he was fun!
    He grew to be a mentor and a friend, and he will be so missed by so many.
    I was blessed to know him.
    Take care,

  • Rob Peregoodoff says:

    It was an honor to share memorable times with Jim. He will be missed the world over.

  • Ted Mortenson says:

    Barbara, Your guy was a larger-than-life character. From the first time I met Jimmer in Dubai as we enjoyed cocktails together, I knew we would be friends. I’m so sad that he’s gone. I wish I were there to give you a big hug!

  • Murray & Birgit Pearson says:

    Hi Barbara,

    Birgit and I want to pass on our sincere condolences to you and the family. You and Jim were so kind to us when we moved to Seoul, helping us get established. I had big shoes to fill replacing Jim at the Embassy. he was so well liked and good at his work. I know he will be sorely missed by all, and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Murray & Birgit Pearson

  • Wally Borosa says:

    Hello Barbara & Family,

    Villia & I send our deepest condolences to you & your family at this sad time along with our thoughts and prayers.

    It was just the other day Villia & I were speaking about how we enjoyed our Holidays spent here in Dubai at David & Marcia house with you and Jim over the years. Jim had such a great personality and filled the room with laughter, no one could ever be in a bad mood around Jim.

    The places around the world you and Jim have lived and worked are plenty, this also means Jims personality has touched the hearts and souls of many around the world and will never be forgotten.

    Barbara please do let us know if there is anything Villia and I can do for you or your family to make this time easier for you.

    We are thinking of you at this sad time,


    Villia, Hailey & Wally

  • Lindsey Mortenson says:

    Dear Barb, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. My thoughts are with you.

  • Lynn Pierrepont (Griffith) says:

    Barb and families-It was a shock to hear of Jim’s death. Glad that our grade 1 class has kept in touch and celebrated or 65th birthday together. Great memories for all of us. Our sympathy goes out to you and the Hannah families. Take care.

  • Hansi Demasson says:

    Barbara: I was sorry to learn of Jim’s sudden passing. He was a very special friend of my brother John. Now he joins him.
    Condolences to you and family.
    Hansi (nee Holtmann)

  • Michelle Braun says:

    My heart is heavy for you, Barbara. Jim was such a kind, pleasant, FUNNY man! Remember all the wonderful times you shared, and know that you have many people who love you.

  • Arlene Michaelides (Griffith) says:

    Barb and families – it was such a shock to hear about Jim’s passing. It was so nice over the years that our grade one class did keep in touch and celebrated many special birthday’s together especially our 65th. It was certainly a day to remember.
    My thoughts and prayer are with you and your families.

  • Don Watson says:

    Dear Barb. I was so shocked and sad when I heard the news. Please accept my condolences. My thoughts are with you at this time.

  • John and Laurie Wood says:

    We were sorry to hear the sad news. Jim was quite the character and we have many fond memories of him from our days in Regina. Our thoughts are with you. With our deepest sympathies, John and Laurie Wood

  • Ron Baszucki says:

    Barb, my condolences to you and your families. I am so pleased to have had the pleasure of knowing Jim, with his wit and ready conversation – a very great person who I am sure will be missed by many – take care

  • Annette and Volker Lange says:

    Barbara, Don, Sandra, Sarah and Hannah families.
    We are very sorry for your loss and hope that memories of happy times together bring you comfort at this time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Annette and Volker

  • Tanyss Ramsay Ward says:

    I Was most sorry to hear of Jim’s passing though I hadn’t seen him for many years.I do remember the times in school at Waskada when he and my mom would have some very lively discussions during English class.He read Shakespeare with great gusto ! Goodbye Jim .

  • Diane and Bob Cunningham says:

    Dear Barb
    Words cannot express the sorry we feel in our hearts at hearing the news of Jim’s death. It is almost impossible to believe this fun loving, larger than life human being is no longer with us. God Bless you Barb. Hugs Diane and Bob

  • Daniel Ramsay says:

    My deepest condolences to the Hannah family. I hadn’t seen Jim for a very long time since way back in the Waskada days. Always friendly and always fun; very sad that he is gone. I’m sure he will be very much missed.

  • Murray and Jan Coates says:

    Very sorry to hear the news. We really enjoyed catching up with you and Jim last Christmas. Jim and I had a good chat about a month ago. He was one of the best. We are leaving tomorrow and hope to make the memorial.

  • Jack Howell says:

    It’s hard to believe Jim is gone. I’ve known Jim for over 40 years since he started working in agriculture in Alberta. We went to Australia and New Zealand as part of a tour in 1974 and that’s where I learned Jim could charm anyone of any age. At lunch in Kelowna recently, he was still doing it.He was one of a kind and it’s so sad he has left us so soon. Our condolences are with you Barbara.All the best.

    Jack and Joyce Howell

  • Bob & Debby Carmichael says:

    Dear Barbara. Such unexpected and shocking news. Ever since I met your James about 20 years ago when he was working at the Canadian Embassy in Seoul I have been proud to have him as a friend. He was the best of friends and the best of men always being such good company and so positive and generous in all things. Our fun and professional times together in Seoul will always be in my thoughts and I am now more grateful than ever that I was able to visit you both in Seoul some time after I had myself left Seoul to catch up and recount the shared good times with you one more time. Thinking of you at this saddest of times Barbara. Sincerely Bob Carmichael, former Counsellor and Trade Commissioner, Australian Embassy, Seoul

  • Kevin and Maureen Dalton says:

    Dear Barb, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Jim’s sudden passing. We feel honored to have known him. He was a down to earth person who had a way of always making us laugh. Some of our nicest memories from Dubai include Jim and wonderful gatherings. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • lizanne and bob clark says:

    Barb-we are so sorry and shocked to hear of Jim’s passing.Remembering when we attended our first chinese gift exchange at Ted and Tracy’s and Jim was the fortunate (or unfortunate) person to receive the gilded plastic unicorn clock that we found at value village! He immediately appreciated the humor and was so excited exclaiming “this is perfect!”). He was always fun. We will miss him dearly.
    Love Lizanne and Bob Clark

  • Douglas Anderson says:

    Barb in life you have the opportunity to meet many people some that remain special to you Jim was one of those people One always felt great after spending time with him Several years ago when he was visiting HK with a client we had dinner and I left thinking “”Jim has and never will change”” What a GREAT guy Will always be glad our paths crossed in life!!!

  • Von & David Affleck says:

    Hello Barb, I’m so sorry to hear about Jim – there were so many happy times what with golfing & parties in Dxb and such. Sending my kindest thoughts from down under up to you and the family. Love, Von & David

  • Bill and Judy McBride says:

    To Barb and families.

    Our sincere sympathies to you and the family on Jim’s passing. Could hardly believe it when Al M let us know.Way too young. Consider myself lucky to have known Jim and over a good long time. A helluva guy and a force of the best kind.Best to you during these very sad days. Judy and Bill McBride Ottawa

  • Ralph and Joy McGiffin says:

    Truly sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Our memories of the visits with you Barb and Jim are special, no matter what the occasion, a meal together, respective home visits, or attending a baseball game, were always a lot of fun. We will miss him.

  • Reza Mohammadi and Janice Rosen says:

    Dear Barbara,

    Our condolences to you and your families at this very difficult time. We have have had the pleasure of knowing Jim for many years and he has been always helpful and excited with our work which developed into a nice friendship. Jim will be dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Reza Mohammadi and Janice Rosen

  • Grant Tweed says:

    Hello Barbara,
    I am saddened to learn of Jim’s passing & my sincere condolences to you. Jim was a larger than life character & I admired his great sense of humour & zest for life. He could also turn a quiet game of Monopoly into a blood sport!
    His exciting career & interesting tales were inspirational to his nieces & nephews. I’m sure his example helped them to dream bigger & try harder.
    Thinking of him will always bring a smile, touched with sadness that he left so early.

  • Jim and Bev. McKinney says:

    Thinking of you and your family at this sad time. We had a great visit with Jim when visiting Lloyd in Nov.. did lots of reminiscing that morning.

  • liza and almira says:

    Lovely Barbara. Till now, we cant still get over the passing away of Jim. He was so nice to us, I can still remember during my first days here in Canada. He was very patient in showing me where’s the church, where will I send my money back and so much more. He was such a very nice guy. He will be missed.. Take care of yourself always. God loves us. Our condolences.

  • Reenie reid says:

    Dear Barbara, My condolences to your family. Jim was such a wonderful person,always filled with exuberance for life. It has been a blessing to have been able to help him, you and your family with travel. Jim will not be forgotten…as his laughter is always close….Reenie

  • Harald Blanck says:

    Fond memories of many families from my short time in Waskada.The Hannah family is high on that list. So sorry to hear of your lose. Please accept my condolences. Harald Blanck

  • Bob MacMillan says:

    Dear Barbara,

    Heather, Rory and I share your grief and loss at Jim’s sudden passing. We have enjoyed and benefitted much from your long and constant friendship and from learning from Jim how to appreciate how “Life is Grand”. I still remember some children in Tanzania, upon first meeting Jim, breaking into a chorus of “Old Jim Hannah, oh don’t you cry for me”. We will try not to cry for Jim but rather to remember his maxim that life is grand and is meant for living. He certainly lived large and encouraged others, including me, to live a little larger ourselves. We have many fond memories of experiences made larger by Jim’s gusto and enthusiasm. We value and honorary these shared times.

  • Bob MacMillan says:

    I was not able to submit two photos with the same entry. Here is one of Jim and Barbara. Bob MacMillan

  • John and Jeanette Morgan says:

    Dear Barbara,
    On this day (Jan10) John and I are thinking of you and wishing we could be with you. We have such wonderful memories of Jim and his infectious sense of humor. He had many expressions but the one that stands out for us is “I like it! I like it a lot!”. Every time we hear or use those words we will remember him. As others have mentioned, Jim lived life large and did encourage those around him to do the same. He will be missed by many.

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