Former Comox mayor called ‘stalwart member of the community’

Former Comox mayor, dentist and community volunteer Jim Brass passed away during the weekend.

Former Comox mayor, dentist and community volunteer Jim Brass passed away during the weekend.

Brass was mayor of the Town from 2002 to 2008. Current mayor Paul Ives described him as “a mentor” and admired his leadership style.

“He always strived to build a consensus (on council),” recalled Ives who said, despite many spilt votes on council initially, Brass encouraged councillors to work together.

“(Former councillor) Ray Crossley even bought him a referee jersey, but we got the message.”

Ives said Brass was instrumental in working with the City of Courtenay to help bring the skateboard park to fruition. He also worked to create the gymnastics facility, and infrastructure for the town.

“He saw the benefit of working with all levels of government,” Ives noted, adding Brass worked with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and made headway with the military community for payment in lieu of taxes.

Ives said Brass was a “stalwart member of the community” and was the president of Comox Valley Marine Search and Rescue, along with operating a dental practice and was involved with the College of Dental Surgeons.

“He always really enjoyed life, was into boating and owned a hobby farm. He was always a family man,” Ives said.

“As someone who practises law full time, I saw how he could manage being mayor, a dentist and still enjoy life.”


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