JANSEN, James (Jim)
Age 78, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre. Jim was born on December 3, 1936 in Idzega, Friesland to Cornelis and Froukji (VanDer Schaaf) Jansen. Jim was one of eight children. Jim attended school until the age of 16. He worked for different farmers and in his spare time would enjoy skating on the canals. Jim immigrated to Canada in 1957 via a Holland America Ship to New York, bus to Ontario, then resided in BC. Jim married Ria Hoekstra on September 9, 1960. When Jim wasn’t working on the farm he enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden, fishing on the occasional weekend and watching hockey and soccer. He is survived by his loving wife Ria, his eight children, Wendy (John), Floria, Silvia (Murray), Casey, Rowena (Jeff), Bernadene (Rob), Jim (Kelly), and Richard, 18 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his son Dwight. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Bethel Reformed Church, 3260 Gladwin Road, 4:00pm.
Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643