May 18, 1943 Glasgow, Scotland – December 11, 2013 Trail, British Columbia
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our dearest Papa on December 11, 2013. Jim came to Trail, with his family, at the age of fourteen. In 1962 he joined the Canadian Army where he served as a medic. He returned to Trail in March 1964 to marry Glenda. They travelled to many places; his daughters were both born in Germany. The family returned to the Kootenays in 1972, where they lived and worked ever since. Jim retired from the Ministry of Health, as an Audiometric Technician, after 23 years. Jim had a special way with older folks and children. He had a kind heart and was generous to a fault.
In his retirement he looked after his three grandchildren until school age. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, and hitting the casinos. His many talents included painting, music and dancing. Jim will be sadly missed but never forgotten by his loving family.
Jim is survived by his wife Glenda, of 49 years, two daughters; Maggie (Elliot) Roach and Rhonda (Mike) Barisoff, three grandchildren; Carli (David) Volpatti, Mason Roach, Misha Barisoff and great-grandson Benjamin Volpatti.
Jim also leaves behind his brother Bob (Chris) Paterson, his sisters; Isabelle (Mel), Irene (Gerry), and May. He was predeceased by his parents Margaret and James Paterson and his brother Joseph.
Jim will also be missed and remembered by his mother-in-law Bernice Swanson, sisters-in-law Charlene (David) Davidow, Leslie (Rick) Morris and brother-in-law Murray (Gaylene) Walsh and many special nieces and nephews and their children. Jim adored all the little ones.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:00 am at Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ (Carberry’s Chapel). Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca