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Kane, James (Cowboy Jim)

January 1, 1970 — January 1, 1970

Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Monday, October 24, 2011 at the age of 72.  He has left to mourn his loving wife Colleen; daughter Laura Kane of Summerland; two sons: Patrick Kane of Penticton, Michael Kane (Natasha) of Calgary; his chosen children: Bernie Blackwood (Connie) of Calgary and Bill Blackwood of Cape Breton Island; seven grandchildren: Amanda of Penticton, Christina of Prince George, Chantelle of Vancouver, Jared, Evan and Makayla all of Calgary and Lydia of Cape Breton Island.  Predeceased by his parents Mary and Roland Kane.  Jim, and family lived in Penticton most of their lives and were actively involved in the community, enjoying camping, snowmobiling, swim clubs and Jim was a proud scout leader.  He worked in Penticton at Safeway for 20 plus years; moved to Kelowna in 1984 and worked at Gorman’s Mill for 22 years.  Jim has been enjoying his retirement for the last 7 years.  One of his greatest accomplishments in his life was that he recently celebrated 29 wonderful years of sobriety in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.  In 1992 The “Big” fun began when he met the love of his life, Colleen.  They married in 1999 and life for them was a constant gift of living, loving and laughing with their many friends.  In celebration of Jim’s life a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 29th at 4:30 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Parkinson’s Society – British Columbia Chapter, c/o 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9.

Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Springfield Funeral Home

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Parkinson’s Society – British Columbia Chapter, c/o 600-890 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 1J9.


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The service for Kane, James (Cowboy Jim) is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 4:30 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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  • Dale Larson says:

    I knew Jim for about 5 years and lot’s of laughs with the coffee crew in the orchard park mall. We are all going to miss him his stories.My condolences to the family.

  • Janice & Danie says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss; sincerest condolences to Colleen and family;
    Janice Steen & Danielle Booth

  • scott anderson says:

    our condolences goes out to the kane family. jim, you will be missed at dee lake

    scott anderson/kristina vernon

  • Bjorg Madsen says:

    My heart goes out to you and the family Colleen. I am so sorry for your loss and Jim will be missed for sure. I will remember him as he is pictured and for what he taught me more than 11 years ago. My condolences to the whole family.

  • suzanne says:

    Dearest Coleen and Family,
    My deepest condolences on your loss. Big embrace of love to you all.

  • Sam &Judy says:

    Jim’s family can take great pride in the life that Jim lived.His unselfish love and care for his fellow man is seldom seen in this World today.Good-bye Cowboy Jim…we will surely miss you.

  • Dan & Linda Neid says:

    Colleen so sorry to hear about Jim. We will always remember the winters we spent with you and Jim snowmobiling.We won’t be able to be at the funeral but our thoughts will be with you.

  • Derek & Vicky Chan says:

    Our deepest condolences to Colleen and the family. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

    From Derek & Vicky Chan
    Co-workers of Laura Kane

  • Ann & Rene Cloutier says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thank God that Jim was working at the mill, and was the angel that saved our son Cory from certain death. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Very Sincerely Ann & Rene Cloutier

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