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INGER, James “Jim” Bernard

— November 15, 2018

Jim, formerly of Ontario, passed away peacefully on November 15, 2018 in Kelowna, BC at the age of 80 years. He is survived by his son Gordon (Shannon) Inger; Rhonda (Reg) Russell, Sandra (Kirk) Pinneo, Lynda (Rick) Eckstein, Carrie Cameron; and numerous grandchildren. Jim is predeceased by his wife Helen in 2015.

At Jim’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC SPCA, www.spca.bc.ca.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the BC SPCA Link: www.spca.bc.ca


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  • Marni and mike Richardson and Family says:

    We have so many fond memories of Jim and Helen. We moved into our neighbouring houses 17 years ago, within a month of each other. Jim was always up for a laugh and a chat whether he was off with Helen and Muffin walking, driving to take SPCA animals to the vet or delivering birds to Kamloops, or raking up pine needles or the biggest excitement, snow blowing the driveway! Our girls grew up having Jim stop for a quick hello, feeding treats to the dogs and getting BIG chocolate bars at Halloween. Jim was a great neighbour and friend, We miss him greatly. Our thoughts are with Jim’s family.

  • Gordon j inger says:

    Would like to thank everyone for the nice words about my dad i will miss the phone calls an visits special thx to his neighbors who helped him . He talked about you alot .its funny you talked about the snowblowing he always said how happy he was they split on a blower an how nice that family was .my grandson will miss all the wrestling talk they both loved so much.Michael was the apple of his eye.i know he is in heaven without a care,spending time with those he loved..My father and (muffins) ashes will be spread on a farm in Huntsville ont which was his favorite place as a young boy! Thanks and God bless

  • Kaylyn C. says:

    Jim was so special to us at the BC SPCA. His friendly, kind demeanor was something we always looked forward to during his time volunteering with us. He always showed up with a huge smile on his face, ready to help however he could. I will never forget the care and dedication he gave to the animals and his SPCA family. He will be dearly missed..
    My sincere condolences to Jim’s family, friends, and loved ones.

  • Enjulie says:

    When Jim walked into the Kelowna Branch of the BC SPCA, I immediately knew I liked him. He sauntered up to the counter, and asked about volunteering. He mentioned that he had driven trucks in the past, and that he wanted to help us with our animals. Jim was extremely dedicated to the animals, and would often drop whatever he was doing to help us transport wildlife to Kamloops, or help bring the animals in our care to the vet. He spoke frequently about how he had adopted a little border collie from our shelter, and was always asking if we had any in. I will always remember him wearing his ball cap, his double-focus glasses, his black “Adopt” hoodie, and chewing lightly on a toothpick as he came by in the mornings to pick up some of our animals.. Jim was a compassionate, funny, and thoughtful man, who spoke highly of his family, his friends, and the animals he cared for. We will all miss his regular presence at the shelter, his goofy laugh, and his stories. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends, our thoughts go out to you in this hard time.

  • Jenny Matechuk says:

    Jim was a tireless volunteer at the BC SPCA Kelowna, so very helpful and kind. He struck me as a man with a lot of compassion and such a big heart. He will really be missed. My sincere condolences to his family and those who love him.

  • Asten K says:

    I had the pleasure of knowing Jim through his volunteer work at the Kelowna BC SPCA. He was in almost every morning helping us transport animals to their vet appointments. We could often call him with no notice and he’d be straight down to the shelter to help. Jim and I shared a love of Border Collie’s and every time I saw him he’d ask how “his dog” was, referring to my border collie, who loved seeing Jim as much as I did. I’ll never forget how kind, generous and funny Jim was, he never failed to bring a smile to my face. My condolences to Jim’s family and friends.

  • Barb Goebel says:

    My heart is heavy knowing that I won’t be seeing nor talking with Jim any longer. No matter what was going on, we would have a morning chat and share our daily woes of getting older and always with his dry sense of humor. He was a joy to see coming thru the Shelter door as a friend and as an advocate for the animals he transported. If asked, Jim would drop whatever he was doing at home and come transport an animal in need to a Vet appointment. I remember the last time I saw him….he gave me such a long and huge bear hug and I just felt in my heart that it was his way of saying “goodbye”. Goodbye dear friend. There’s a lot of people and animals you have deeply touched along your journey. My heatfelt condolences to his family and loved one.

  • Deb Matheson and Dave Harris says:

    Jim was a wonderful neighbour. He took care of his wife, Helen, for a very long time, at home. He was up early on snowy days to clear the long, steep shared driveway. We will miss hearing about his SPCA runs and his truck driving day adventures and just chatting with him as he returned from his daily trips out and about, until just a few days ago.
    Rest in peace Jim, Deb and Dave

  • Mel Billings says:

    I was sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Jim in Kelowna and always enjoyed my time with him and his sense of humour. My sincere condolences to Jim’s family.

  • Lorna Metzger says:

    I am so saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. We went all through public school together in Toronto and he lived around the corner from me in those days. Back in 2004 I started running yearly Reunions for the Class of ’52-53 Alumni of Hughes Public School. Jim & Helen came to our first Reunion. Everyone was so pleased to see Jim again and oh the fun we all had. It was our privilege to meet Helen and she won the hearts of many of the Alumni. Jim & Helen attended several of the Reunions right up until Helen’s passing. Regretably, Jim only attended once after Helen passed away. I have let our group know of Jim’s passing and in June at our next Reunion we will have a special time of remembering him. We will miss him, his kindness and great sense of humor. We miss Helen too. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all his family. May wonderful memories add joy to your days.

  • Dorothy Denison says:

    I was so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I grew up with Jim and attended Hughes Public School in Toronto with him. It was great to reunite with Jim at many of our school reunions, I will always remember his great sense of humour and will miss him at our future reunions.

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