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MacMILLAN, James Malcolm

August 1, 1959 — January 31, 2022

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of James “Jamie” MacMillan on January 31, 2022.

Jamie is survived by his wife Carla Waters; brother Rob (Donna); sister Cathy MacMillan Sihoe (Chris); brother-in-law Jason Waters (Camila); parents-in-law Wayne and Marion Waters; niece Lindsay; nephews Andrew, Emmett, and Cohen. Jamie was predeceased by parents John and Shirley.

Jamie was born and raised on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Powell River, BC. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Forestry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, and went on to become a Registered Professional Forester. The early years of his career were spent on Vancouver Island and the BC Coast. Following a move to the BC Interior, he continued in the forest industry in the communities of Barriere, Vernon and Salmon Arm. In later years, Jamie moved to Calgary, AB to work in the oil and gas industry. Throughout his career, Jamie was always excited to bring innovative ideas and complex projects through to a successful conclusion.

Jamie was a kind and generous man. He had a wonderful sense of humour and would strike up a conversation with anyone he met. Jamie loved to share stories with others. Nothing pleased him more than enjoying a meal and glass of wine with family and friends. Passionate about the outdoors, he was most at home on the water and always eager to go hunting, fishing, hiking, and cycling. Jamie loved to travel and always looked forward to a new adventure.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

For those wishing to honour Jamie’s memory, take some extra time to be kind and generous like he was; share a story and a laugh; make someone smile. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the BC Cancer Foundation.

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  • Jeff and Shannon Wainwright says:

    Our heartfelt condolences to all of you who knew and loved Jamie. The brightest light burns out the fastest.

  • Roxanna Jenkins says:

    So saddened to hear about Jamie passing. I knew him from his days working at Tolko. He was always so kind and cheerful and our conversations were so uplifting. “Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal, Love leaves a memory that no one can steal”

  • Joel Neuheimer says:

    My deepest sympathies to Jamie’s family. I had the great pleasure of getting to know Jamie when he was a member of FPAC’s (Forest Products Association of Canada) Transportation Committee. Through his engagement Jamie helped make that Committee much stronger. Jamie will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.
    Joel Neuheimer – Ottawa

  • Paul Sian says:

    My sincere condolences. It is very sad to hear this news.

  • Deb and Dave McFadden says:

    Best bonus ‘brother’ ever. Gentle, warm, kind, smart, brave, steady, strong, honest – and so funny! We are so lucky to have had him in our lives.
    ‘…and when he shall die
    take him and cut him out in little stars
    and he will make the face of heaven so fine…’

  • Christine McIver says:

    Carla, I am so very sorry to hear of Jamie’s passing. I hope you feel this huge hug that I am sending you… Chris

  • David & Anne-Marie says:

    Our deepest condolences to Carla and the family.

  • Laurie Heron says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news.Laurie

  • Dorothy W Burns says:

    Carla I remember when Jamie was in Melbourne many years ago at Mothers lovely family time we are now I Coffs Harbour NSW Australia love to all the family from Dorothy & Brian Burns (Martin) Australia.

  • Sandy and Rob Kersey says:

    We are thinking of you Carla, and Jamie’s extended family.
    Rob and Sandy Kersey

  • Cathy says:

    Thinking of you in this moment and missing your presence here. I know you will be up there in heaven watching over us and having a good laugh at our antics. Your warmth and energy can be felt as though you are only a breath away. Here’s an invitation to come to us all in our dreams so we can give you a hug. Miss you, big brother. Love you always, Cath

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