James WEBB

James WEBB

WEBB, Jim (James) Douglas. Jim passed away peacefully on April 2, 2012 at the age of 80. He was at home, which was his wish, surrounded by the love of his family with his wife of over 60 years by his side. His spirit won the battle with cancer but his body could not. He will be forever loved and missed by his wife Nora, daughters Wendy, Laurie (Mike), Sue (Scott), daughter-in-law Karen, niece Trudy and his grandchildren Katie (Adam), Jesse, Dylan (Shannon), Jordy (Debbie), Brodie (Kandis), Taylor (Elora) and 7 great grandchildren. He also leaves his brother Jack, nieces, nephews and cousins, his cat Joey and too many friends to count. Sadly, Jim was predeceased by his only son Doug, infant great granddaughter Emersyn, brother Reg, son-in-law Cary and his parents Ernest and Florence. Jim loved and treasured his family who were always foremost in his mind. He was as proud of them as they were of him. Jim’s other great loves included flying, fishing, golfing, boating, RV’ing, photography and especially people. Jim was born in Edmonton, raised in Langley and eventually settled in Abbotsford in 1963. Following his retirement from Trans Mountain Pipeline (now Kinder Morgan), Jim and Nora travelled extensively throughout the world and established lasting friendships wherever they went. They were Snowbirds, but their special place was in Oroville on Osoyoos Lake where the family vacationed for many years. Jim had a particular passion for flying. He was a lifetime member of the Abbotsford Flying Club and served as a director of the Abbotsford Air Show for many years. Jim was a jack, and master, of all trades. He could fix anything. He was a man of many words and loved to tell stories and share laughter. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on April 14, 2012 at the Abbotsford Flying Club 30540 Approach Drive, at 2:00 p.m. He will be honored with a flyby tribute by his buddies. Jim’s family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Worthington Pavilion and will be forever grateful to Dr. Neil Hilliard and Lynn Curry of the Hospice Palliative Care Team for making it possible for Jim to come home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Abbotsford Hospice Society, Canuck Place or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. Fly high, Dad; your sense of humor, ready laugh and determined spirit will be forever in our hearts.


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