James Fredrick Williams
March 15, 1932 – July 22, 2012
Jim Williams passed away on July 22, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Jim was born and raised in Vanderhoof. After leaving school he moved to Revelstoke to work for the C.P.R. where he met Dolly. They were married in 1951 and had four children in Revelstoke before moving back to Vanderhoof to farm in 1961. Two more children arrived in Vanderhoof making the family complete. The family’s final move was to Ladysmith in 1971 where Jim spent the next 40 years commercial fishing. He was a regular sight in town as he walked to the dock, or around town doing his business, and he was always quick to tell a story or a joke.
Jim leaves to mourn his wife of 61 years, Dolly, and children Fred (Milena) George, Susan (Don), Raymond (Lynne), Henry (Dorraine), Jean (Mike), his 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, as well as his brothers Ross and Henry.
The family would like to thank the ambulance staff, and the staff at Nanaimo hospital for the kind and caring way they dealt with Dad. Their compassion at this difficult time was immensely appreciated.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday August 2, 2012 from 1-4 at the Eagle’s Hall, Ladysmith, B.C. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favourite children’s charity.