Robert Blake James
December 17, 1940 - November 05, 2008
Bob James passed away on November 5, 2008 in the presence of his family following a brief and courageous fight against lung cancer.
Bob was born in Elk Point, Alberta and at the age of 10, moved to the Cowichan Valley where he has resided since then.
He is predeceased by his father, Robert Turney (1977) and sister, Juanita Manns (2000).
Bob is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Jane and his two daughters, Carolyn (Luke Boas) and Alison (Wes Starck) and grandchildren Chelsea James, Blake and Brody McDonald.
In addition, he is survived by his mother, Pauline James, six sisters and brothers; Elnora (Paul) Mulholland, Dick (Jean) James, Sheila (Roy Hutchinson), Ken James, Jim (Dee) James and Laurie Meyers plus many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives.
Bob lived for his “girls” and in the early years coached his daughters’ softball teams, announced at their 4-H horse shows, drove the horse trailer for many other 4-H members and spent many hours at the skating rink.
His grandchildren were his pride and joy.
His favorite saying was that “if he had known they were so much fun, he would have had them first”!
We know differently!
Bob was a dedicated Lion who truly believed in the ideals of Lionism and in serving his community.
Following his retirement from the CVRD in 2002, he took on the management of the Duncan Lions’ Housing complex while still carrying on with many other charitable activities.
He could be found at any event that involved Lions and has served as Club President and Zone Chairman.
He earned many awards as a Lion including the prestigious Judge Brian Stevenson Award.
Bob has also been an active member of Horse Council BC, serving as a Zone Director for Vancouver Island for many years.
In 2007, he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to BC’s equestrian community.
Providence Farm and the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association were also the recipient of Bob’s many volunteer hours.
As a founding member of CTRA, Bob always took an interest in volunteering for maintenance and fundraising events.
After selling the family farm in 2001, Bob got his “tractor fix” by helping with haying and other farming tasks at Providence.
This past summer, while waging his battle against cancer, Bob volunteered for the Indigenous Games, announced for the Cowichan Exhibition’s last horse show and volunteered at the Avalon Horse Trials.
All activities that he loved.
He gave much to his family and to his community and we shall truly miss him.
A Memorial Service celebrating Bob’s life will be held at the Christian Reformed Church, 930 Trunk Road, Duncan on Friday, November 14, 2008 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, Bob requested that donations be made to the Cowichan Therapeutic Riding Association’s Elizabeth West Endowment Fund, c/o 1843 Tzouhalem Road, Duncan, BC V9L 5L6.
Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hwwallacecbc.com
“You touched many lives and left us much too soon”.
Harold Edward Tattam
August 29, 1921 - December 31, 2008
Passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday December 31, 2008.
Born in Hanna, Alberta on August 29, 1921.
Predeceased by his parents Harry and Ella, sister Shirley and brother Jack.
Lovingly remembered by his family, wife of 64 years Betty; son David (Janice); daughter Margaret (Garry) Phillips; grandchildren; Nicole (Andrew), Brian (Nadeem), Daniel (Jen), Justin (Margaret), Nathan (Paula); great grandchildren Avery, Jackson, Walker; brother Ralph (Addie), Maureen and as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Harold and Betty moved to the Cowichan Valley in 1958 and started Damar Farm in Glenora.
He belonged to the Vancouver Island Holstein and the Dairymans Associations.
Harold had a great sense humor, love for his family and was certainly a people person.
He will be missed by all who knew him.
Betty and the family wish to thank Drs. Sanders, Ikemura and Nielson, the nurses of the 2nd and 3rd south wings of the Cowichan District Hospital, the staff at Cairnsmore place and the home support workers and Trish Craig for all their care and compassion during Harold’s illness.
A Celebration of Harold’s life will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, 486 Jubilee ST., Duncan BC on Friday January 9, 2009 at 1:00 p.m.
The Canon Dale Houston officiating.
Followed by a reception in the Church Hall.
Flowers gratefully declined.
If so desired, memorial remembrances may be made in the form of a donation to the Cowichan District Hospital Foundation, 4-466 Trans Canada Highway, Duncan BC V9L 3R6.
Martin David Denis
July 26, 1951 - November 06, 2001
Funeral arrangements by
Nicholls Funeral Home
After a lengthy illness at the Penetanguishene Hospital on Tuesday November 6, 2001 in his 51st year.
Martin Deans of Penetanguishene, dear father of Sean and his wife Evelyn, Christopher and his wife Tara, and Shannon Bilodeau and her husband Daniel, all of Alberta.
Loving grandfather of Christine, Dylan, Charlotte, and Jamie.
Son of the late Raymond and Norah Denis.
Cherished brother of Frances Grant of Midland, Joseph and his wife Shirley of Midland, Lorraine of B.C., Paul of Penetanguishene, Mark and his wife Julia of Calgary, and the late Raymond.
Fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews.
Resting at the Nicholls Funeral Home, 330 Midland Avenue, Midland on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.
Complete funeral service will be held in the chapel on Friday November 9th at 2 p.m.
Cremation to follow.
Memorial donations to the Huronia Hospital Foundation-Penetanguishene Hospital Palliative Care Unit would be greatly appreciated.