End of an era in Warfield

"November 30 marks the end of an era for our friend, Jim Nelson, former mayor and councillor of the Village of Warfield."

November 30 marks the end of an era for our friend, Jim Nelson, former mayor and councillor of the Village of Warfield.

A true gentleman who served his community to the highest degree.

There may be some of you who do not know what Jim has accomplished in his life here in the Village.

Jim spent 36 years in the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department and 17 years as Fire Chief. He was also the past president and founder of the Warfield Credit Union, now known as the Kootenay Savings Credit Union, as well as serving as president of the Trail and District United Way.

Jim was instrumental in forming a national association of the” Canadian Volunteer Fire Services “and served as a president there.

Of course, there is always a woman behind the man,  but in this case, I will say, the  lady, beside the man, Jane Nelson who has supported her husband in every way.

Jim, along with Jane have never forgotten to thank the Volunteers who support the Village of Warfield.

Our friend, Jim is a true gentleman, modest and respected by many.

It is an honor to have both Jim and Jane Nelson as friends of our family.

After over 60 years of service to the Village of Warfield and to the Volunteer Fire Department, he turned in his key and left with out fanfare, quietly.

Deborah ShergoldJohn CrozieWarfield

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