James G. Brewin

BREWIN, James G.

March 14th , 1950 – September 24th, 2009

On Thursday, September 24, 2009, James (Jim) G. Brewin of Courtenay, BC suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.

He is survived by his “Only Mate” Kimberly of twenty-two years and children Ben (Retired Police Service Dog), Kaylee (rescued sheltie), Reba (Klemtu feline) and numerous other adopted furry and feathered friends.

As well, he is survived by his brother Robert Brewin and his sister Janet (Kent) Preston. He will also be sadly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews,brothers and sisters in-law and many cherished friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents Alfred and Lillian Brewin.

Jim was a strong, proud, decisive and remarkable man; serving in the RCMP from 1971-1996, throughout BC, and Whitehorse and as a dog handler for 17 of those years.

He retired as a Corporal and then worked as a Constable of the Public Safety Office for the Kitasoo XaiXais Band in Klemtu, BC. Jim retired from Klemtu as the Chief of Police in 2008. He also worked as a Backcountry Ranger in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park.

Jim was active in the Coast Guard Auxilliary Search and Rescue, Blue Knights, and the Conservative Party.

Jim was an avid outdoorsman, loved boating and fishing, riding his motorcycle with Kim on behind. He was passionate about politics and cherished walks in his garden of Rhodos.

His heart was as big as the outdoors, as his family and friends always came first. His home was open to anyone, two legged and four legged.

Jim was very involved with the rescue of animals and a regular supporter of Big Heart Animal Rescue.

He was a great man with judgement to distinguish right and wrong; vision to see the truth; courage to act upon it; dedication to that which is good; integrity to stand by the good at any price. Jim will be missed immensely by many and his legacy and spirit will carry us forward.

Please join us for a Remembrance service, Friday, October 2, 2009 at 11:00 am at the Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road..

In lieu of flowers, Jim would appreciate donations made to Big Heart Rescue at www.bigheartrescue.com and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.