We are deeply saddened by the passing of our father Cecil Wilbert James in Campbell River BC on November 2, 2015 at the age of 77.
He will be greatly missed by daughters Christol James (Glenn Barker) of Campbell River BC, Cheryl James (Darren Greve) of Calgary AB, Cindy Gallen (Brian) of Stratford ON, Carol Carruthers (Don) of Calgary AB and Corinne Patterson (Todd) of Cloverdale BC. Grandfather of Amy, Patrick, Shelby, Mitchell, Desmond, Lindsay, Jamie, Graydon, Hayley, Rachel and Brendan and great-grandfather to Gavin, Ashli, Olivia, Abigail, Macayla and Zackary. He also leaves his life partner Deborah James of Salmon Arm BC. He is survived by sisters Eileen Shelp, Marie Stephen and Shirley Nixon all of Orillia ON, and brother Clifford of Niagara Falls ON.
Cec was born in Barrie ON January 5, 1938 to Harry James and Clarice Levick. He grew up in Orillia and developed his entrepreneurial spirit pursuing many business ventures in the building industry, waste management and business development. He married Connie Sutter in 1956 and they had 5 daughters together. In 1979 he left Orillia with his wife Deborah to put his mark on the west in communities like Cold Lake AB and Kamloops BC before settling on Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley in 1986 where he established himself as a well-respected businessman making deep connections.
At Cec’s request there will be no service. Donations to the SPCA in his name are gratefully accepted.