RIPLEY, James Edward. Born Aug 24, 1921 in Arcola Sk. A man who gave generously of himself for 90 years to everyone he met. Full of love, joy, compassion, kindness and a zest for life, to whom family was the greatest gift of all.
James grew up in Saskatchewan where he developed a love of planes. The family move to Sherridan Mb where he met and married the love of his life – Irene – after his duty in the Armed Forces. When the mine closed they moved to Dryden Ont to be close to family, where they stayed until 1965 when they moved to Vancouver. After Irene passed, James moved to Vernon where he was actively involved with Schubert Center and Square Dancing. James was the master of many trades but his greatest enjoyments in life, after his family, were music, dancing, travel and volunteering.
While his passing leaves a void in the lives of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters and friends, he enriched our lives showing us how to truly live, love and care for others.
James golden heart stopped beating on January 10th, 2012 when he went to join family and friends who had gone before him. A Memorial Service with be held in Kelowna in the Spring. In lieu of flowers please honor Dad with donations to the “Heart and Stroke Foundation’ or “Cancer Research”. A very special Thank You to the doctors, nurses & care staff at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Worthington for the kindness and care they gave to Dad.