James Richard Muckle
January 30, 1930 ~ December 6, 2014
Jim aged 84 passed away in St. Joseph’s Hospital with his family by his side. Jim was pre-deceased by his mother Morna and father William, his first wife Marilyn, sister Margaret and brother John. Jim is survived by Joyce his partner and best friend of over 30 years. He is also survived by his son Lloyd (Debbie) and son Neil (Jackie) and granddaughter Arielle (Brandon) as well as Joyce’s daughter Cindy (grandchildren Carlie, Daniel, and Kaitlin) and son George (Alison) (grandchildren George Jr., Patrick, Christopher, and Wilson plus 3 great grandchildren), and Jim’s numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. A big clan who will all miss him dearly.
Jim was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital and was a life long resident of the Comox Valley. He was a lover of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, skiing and hunting. Jim was involved in numerous occupations including commercial fishing, logging, and owner/manager of Fraser Moving Company. After ‘retiring” Jim built a house and became actively involved in the fish packing business. He was also an avid history buff and belonged to the History Club. After meeting Joyce in 1984, Jim shared a love of a whole new host of activities such as square dancing, bowling, cards, R.V.ing down south and cruise ship adventures. Jim was on the Executive Committee at the Evergreen Senior’s Centre and was a great volunteer there as well. For over ten years he baked the best muffins ever, and was a jolly participant in cooking up hundreds of pancakes for their Pancake Breakfasts.
Jim is well loved by so many whose lives he touched with his quiet down to earth manner and dry sense of humour. The Celebration of Life for James Richard Muckle will be held in the Spring of 2015, date to be determined. If desired in memory of Jim, a donation may be made to his favourite charity, the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice.