James Marshall Amos

Amos, James Marshall

Born June 13, 1921, passed away August 29, 2003 at age 82. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and greatgrandfather. He is survived by his

caring and loving wife of 59 years, Doreen. He is predeceased by his brothers Dave and Wilf, and will be greatly missed by his sister Sheila (Ivore), sons Larry (Bonnie), Denis (Sandy) and daughters Brenda (Earl), Bonnie (John). Grandchildren: Jim (Kerry), Jenine, Brooks (Bob), Shane (Jodi), Mark (Dena), Jamie, Joelle (Jeremy), Natalie (Iain), Simone (Brad), Marvin, Angelica, Jennifer, Samantha, Daniel (Kurt). Jim will also be missed by his greatgrandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Born in Victoria, Jim grew up in the Saanich and Westholme area starting his fulfilling career gaining employment as a machine operator, truck driver, and numerous contracting jobs. Jim married Doreen in April of 1944 where he built his first house and began to raise a family.

In 1957 Jim & Doreen moved to Saratoga Beach where he drove Lowbed for Courtenay Transport and finally driving his favorite Kenworth “Big Smoke”, for Mac & Blo. Before retiring in 1986 he was Fire Warden for Mac & Blo and Fire Chief for Oyster River Fire Dept. Jim loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and above all sharing his favorite tales. He loved spending time with family and friends. We will miss him very much.

A Truck Drivers Prayer

The Cummins is my motor

I shall not want.

It maketh me to lie down on cold mornings

to warmeth its pan

It leadeth me into large mud holes

It restoreth my soul;

Sometimes, it leadeth me into the paths, they call roads.

Yea! Tho I roar thru the valleys

I shall be pulled up the hills.

Thy rods and thy tappets comfort me

Thou breakest down in the presence of mine enemies.

Thou coverest mine head with oil

Thy radiator boilest over.

Surely thy noise and troubles shall follow me

all the days of my life.

And I shall be haunted by the

ghost of Cummins forever.


Jim Amos

Service to be held September 6, 2003 @ 1:00 pm, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 228 South Dogwood Street @ Pinecrest, Campbell River, BC.

Donations in lieu of flowers are to be sent to the C.R. Hospital Foundation or S.P.C.A.

The family would like to send a special thank you to all the doctors and nurses of the C.R. Hospital.

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