April 9, 1921 – December 29, 2007
Jim was born and raised in Cumberland, B.C. where he attended and graduated from school. He had many fond memories of growing up near Chinatown, the mineworkers and especially the Chinese and their fireworks. Throughout Jim’s life he had a passion for the sea, fishing and most of all boat building. He built a total of ten boats, five sailboats and five motorboats. His favorite boat was a 26-foot Thunderbird Sailboat. In Jim’s working career he went from a floor sweeper in Cumberland Drugs to a Pharmacist and a part owner of Courtenay Drugs, which closed in 1988.
Jim carried on his father’s tradition in the Masons Lodge where he was a lifetime member and an active member of the Comox Valley Amateur Radio Club.
In later years Jim stayed at his home on the beach that his father and mother built in 1921. He looked forward to his Saturday morning educational sessions with the Ham Radio Group at the A & W.
Jim was a walking history lesson for the Comox Valley and we will miss his quick wit and memories of his life.
A tea in his honor will be held on Saturday, January 12th, 2008 between 2 pm and 4 pm at the Best Western Westerley Hotel, Courtenay.. In lieu of flowers donations in the name of James Dick be made to the United Way.