I first met Jim through my father Marvin Southcott, also a designer. In the 1970's I knew him as the father of Dominique, Dawn, Claude and Chris...not having met the other siblings at the time. In the 1980's his work with the Mt Baker Theatre was crucial to its success, I remember him distinctly as he graciously greeted supporters at the Theatre. When with TransformerCAD we filmed a CAE/CADD video for the Synthesis software product in the Zervas Architect offices across from the Library, he was a friend of Hiroshi Takaki, and Claude was one of our programmers for about 2 years. He and Jacqueline appeared several years at the Muzzy's famous "Garden Party." Jim and Jaqueline's family are creative, entrepreneurial, beautiful people that enrich the world around them... a wonderful legacy. In my experience Jim was ever the calm quietly smiling man, ready to quip a quick joke, or seriousy consider a point of view. My kindest regards to his wife and children.