May 26, 1947 – October 8, 2019
With great sadness we announce that Jim slipped away from us in the early hours this fall.
Family was everything to Jim and he was fortunate to have had 2 families and 2 faithful canine friends in his lifetime.
The Byrne family: Partner Barbara, daughter Jennifer (married to Bruce Breen), son James (married to Melanie) and favourite cousin Cathy (married to John Shakespeare).
The Soutar family: Partner Jean, daughter Jo (married to Tim Stanton) and daughter Sam.
The Canines: Jack (2003 -2014) and Rocky (still going strong)
The families gave Jim 7 bright and beautiful grandchildren: Bella, Elise, Maia, Jordon, Josie, Kate and Camryn, and 3 faithful grand-dogs, Ted, Chili and Charlie.
Although born on the mainland, Jim was a Vancouver Islander to the core — growing up in Port Alberni and retiring in Comox.
He began his accounting career with MacMillan Bloedel as a payroll clerk in the Port Alberni logging region and retired as a divisional accountant in the North Island logging region – spending many years counting logs and boom chains.
Private family arrangements. Please join us in remembering him in pictures and leaving us a note at: jim-byrne.forevermissed.com
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