Jan. 24th, 1933 – Oct. 10th, 2013
James William Lothian went on to a better place after a short illness. He is predeceased by parents; James and Ada Lothian and sister Anne Lothian. He is survived and will be missed by his wife Bernadette, sons; James (Mew) of Black Creek and Anthony of William’s Lake, B.C., daughters; Mary (Darin) Koleman of Jasper, Catherine (Bob) of Black Creek – Beacham, Dorothy (Jan) of Langley – Van Tunen, Bernadette La Fleur – (predeceased by husband Ryan) and Elizabeth (Duane) Janssen of Merville, also 32 grandchildren and 26 nieces and nephews.
Jim was a member of the KOFC. He worked as an electrician by trade and began his career in Edmonton and worked on several large industrial plants. He was an active member of the IBEW. At the time he retired in 1996 he was employed by Island Copper in Port Hardy.
Jim had a lifelong love of baseball. He began playing at a young age and went on to coach several teams to record breaking wins. His love of sports included hockey and football and he played many, many backyard games with his children and neighbourhood kids. In his later years he enjoyed many games from his armchair on the TV.
Jim was a dedicated husband and family man. Who was never late for a meal and could always be relied on to get a job done. He always had time to play a game of cards, throw a baseball, or help with a math problem. This commitment extended beyond his family. He was always quick to help anyone in need. Jim was a lifelong Catholic who not only practiced his faith but lived it with devotion. He enjoyed being an active participant in Parish life.
A Mass of Christian Burial took place at Christ the King Catholic Church on October 15, 2013 with a burial at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.