JAMES LETSOS

James Henry Letsos, born July 19, 1925 in Nanaimo, B.C., passed away very peacefully with his family at this side on Friday, October 24, 2002 at Mission, B.C. at the age of 77 years, 40 years + 1 day after his father.


James was predeceaced by his father Alex in 1962, his mother Florence in 1993, and two of his brothers, George in 1947 and Bruce Thomas in 2001, his step-mother Pauline in 1986 and his step-father Alfred Thomas in 1986.


He is survived by and will be forever lovongly remembered by his wife Leona; his daugthers Melanie (Rob), Debbie and Theresa (Jeff); his brothers Bob (Joan) of Courtney, B.C. and Allan Thomas of Nanaimo, B.C.; and his sister Kathleen George of Port Orchard, Washington; and his sister-in-law Mary Thomas of Port Alberni, B.C.


He also leaves behind six grandchildren, Kathleen (Dustin), Shari-Lynne, Tiffany, Jared, Danielle and Kristen; three great-grandsons, Christian, Dylan and Brayden, as well as a great number of nieces, nephews, friends and two very dear friends Vic Simon (Dorothy) of Vancouver, B.C. and Harold Waterfield (Pat) of Cumberland, B.C. James was a memeber of the I.O.O.B. for many years and his main passions in life were fishing, hunting and woodworking.


Throughout his life, James held many different jobs. He worked in the coal mines on Vancouver Island during WWII, he erected electrical towers on the Island, he drove taxi for a while, worked for Bow-Mac for many years, owned his own auto surveying business and worked for ICBC for over 10 years. But,his favourite job was when he was logging many years ago.


Cremation was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2002. His ashes will be scattered in May of 2003 at his favourite spot on Vancouver Island. No service by request.