JAMES KENT BUMSTEAD

BUMSTEAD, JAMES Kent

James Kent was born January 21, 1925 in Edmonton AB. On July 20, 2007 Jim passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Savior. Predeceased by his son Sydney Bruce in 1964. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary; his children Linda, Norman (Lynette) and grandchildren, James Daniel, Owen, Emily and Marnina, also his sisters Wilma Stagg, Jessie Bumstead, Marge Salsbury and Aunt Phyllis. Raised on a farm in the Edson area he moved to the Island in late 40’s, met mom and after they married, lived in Chemainus. Dad drove for 33 years at MacMillan Blodel, Chemainus Sawmill Division. When the mill closed he continued his career at Paulcan Chemainus until retirement in 1989. Dad’s sense of humor served him well all his life and in his many years as a volunteer at Camp Imadene. After his retirement he had more time to spend in his garden, travel with mom and tinker in his shop. Suffering a debilitating stroke 3 years ago, dad faced his recovery with courage and determination, an example to us all. With grateful thanks to Dr. Manhas, Bonnie at Crofton Physio, the staff of Chemainus Healthcare Center and Cochin Lodge. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2007 at 10:00 am at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, 2347 Cedar Road, Cedar, BC with a Memorial Service following at 1:30 p.m. at the Brae Road Gospel Chapel, 321 Brae Road, Duncan, BC. Online condolences may be offered at www.sandsfuneral.com

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