Jim passed away peacefully at Mount Cartier Court in Revelstoke the morning of July 22, 2020 after a two-year battle with dementia. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Mount Cartier Court Extended Care Foundation, c/o Bag 5000, Revelstoke, B.C., V0E 2S0 or the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Provincial Office, #300-828
West 8 th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V5Z 1E2
Jim was born in Duncan, B.C. on July 31, 1941; the youngest of two sons born to Bess (Elizabeth) F. Lines (nee Dwyer) and George A. Lines. He spent his early years in Duncan, moving with his family to Creston, B.C. in 1947 where he enjoyed the leisurely pace of the small-town atmosphere. In 1952 the family moved to Revelstoke where Jim continued to reside until his death at age 78.
As a teenager, Jim loved cars and was an avid dancer. He joined the Army cadets where he excelled, setting a high standard for his fellow recruits. Jim spent several summers at Cadet Camp in Vernon. After graduating from High School, he became a Stockman for the Ministry of Transportation and Highways in 1963 where he worked until the Ministry privatized its operations in 1988. Jim continued to work as a Warehouseman for the assigned road contractors in Revelstoke from that point until his retirement.
On May 16, 1970 at the age of 28, Jim married Alice-Faye Lines (nee Embree). They recently celebrated their 50 th wedding anniversary at Mount Cartier Court where they both resided at the time.
Jim was predeceased by his father in 1984, and his mother in 1998. He is survived by his wife, Alice-Faye, and his brother Bob (Diane) Lines. He is also missed by his many nieces and nephews, Bill, Jim, Gary, Debbie, Dianne, Michelle, Ken, Jayne, Leanne, Alan, and their families.
A small private Celebration of Life gathering will take place at Brandon Bowers Funeral Chapel on Friday, July 31, 2020. This day would have been Jim’s 79 th birthday. A private family interment will take place at a later date at Mountain View Cemetery in Revelstoke.
The family would like to express its’ deepest thanks and gratitude to the many wonderful staff and caregivers at Mount Cartier Court and Revelstoke Queen Victoria Hospital, as well as Dr. Kate McCarroll and Dr. Cam Molder for caring for Jim during his illness.
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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.