It is with deep sorrow that
the family of James Ellingson
announces his passing on Friday June 24, 2016.
James Chester Ellingson
“Jim” 1944 – 2016
Jim was born on June 25, 1944 in Victoria, BC. He lived life to the fullest. Jim loved living in the mountains and enjoyed skiing in the wintertime, geo caching and travelling. He gave back to the community with his volunteering commitments as a board member with the Key City Theatre and the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.
Jim is survived by his loving wife Ruth, his sons Neil (Yum) and John, sisters Gail and Faye (Ed), brother Robert “Bob” (Barbara) as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim was predeceased by his father Chester, mother Ila and brother-in-law Vaughn.
A celebration of Jim’s Life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at McPherson Funeral Home in Cranbrook at 2:00 pm. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honour of Jim may do so to the Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society, 230, 20 – 23rd Avenue South, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 5V1 or The Salvation Army, 533 – Slater Road NW, Cranbrook, British Columbia, V1C 4Y5.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.
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