James Lee (Jim) Pettyjohn

PETTYJOHN, James Lee (Jim) – July 8, 1931 – June 26, 2014

Jim passed away peacefully with his family at his side on June 26, 2014, at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital in Victoria, B.C.

Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years, Etiola, sons Dwayne (Brenda Moroz-Pettyjohn), Nevin (Theresa Mackay) and Doran (Angie) along with six grandchildren Darah, Victoria, Jordan, Bryn, Dayne and Tess; siblings Gordon (Marlene), June Bell (Jack), Art (Ida), Keith (Carol), Raymond (AnnRenne), Doreen Dueck (Tom) and Roy (Rose); sister-in-law Lynn Carpenter, brothers-in-law Bunnie Godin (Lona) and Aldore Godin; and Diane Durda (Dick); along with many nieces and nephews.

Jim was born in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, on July 8, 1931. Ten years later, Jim and his family moved to Trail. He started working with Canada Post in 1956 where he was Trail’s Post Master from 1973 until his retirement in 1986. In 2007 Jim and Etiola moved to Victoria to be closer to family.

His greatest love was his family and friends; he took great pride in creating many wood projects in his workshop for them. He was very proud of his rose garden in Trail. In his retirement Jim enjoyed golfing, camping, playing cards and visiting his friends and relatives. He loved to dance with his wife Etiola.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11 am at the Central Saanich Senior Citizens Association Centre for Active Living in Brentwood Bay (Victoria), 1229 Clark Road. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in memory of Jim to the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, 2166 Mt. Newton X Road, Sannichton, B.C., V8M 2B2.


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