James Leonard Ibbs

August 21, 1925 – July 25,2014

After a long and happy life our much loved Dad, Grandpa, Great Grandpa, Uncle and Friend passed away peacefully July 25th at the Campbell River and District Hospital.

Predeceased by Marion his wife of 35 years and both his parents, Fredrick Leonard Ibbs and Elsie Irene Crago [nee Walker].

Survived by his three children Cheryl [Brian], Penny [John], Len [Erika], sister Marjorie and family , five grandchildren Karen, Chad [Natalie], Jodie [Trevor], Nairn,Todd [Leanne], eight great grandchildren Ocean,Tait, Brodie, Colton, John, Cael, Alice, and Payton. He took such great pride and enjoyment with all of them. He passed on his love of nature,reading books and his gentle manner.

He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. His love of the outdoors showed in his choice of careers especially the 25 years working for the Ministry of Forest, as a government scaler.

He will be sorely missed by his family, coffee buddies, scaler lunch mates and numerous friends. His strength and love from his family carried him through the last few months of his life struggling with cancer.

When last seen, his spirit was at the helm of a sailboat heading towards that final sunset, the seas were calm, the wind at his back, sails full of love, heart aglow and calling back to his family and friends “Fare thee well”

Many thanks to the doctors and nurses on the third floor of the Campbell River Hospital, for all their help and support.

Donations can be made to either Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Please join the family for a celebration of his life at Maritime Heritage Centre (Rotary Hall) anytime between 1 and 4 o’clock on Thursday, August 21st.

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