It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of James (Jim) Davidson Hay. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland to James and Janet Hay and raised in Esquimalt, BC. A graduate of the University of Victoria, Jim enjoyed a successful career in education at schools in Prince Rupert, Port Alberni, Faro Yukon, Jaffray, Fernie and Elkford, BC. Jim received the Star of Courage from the Governor General and the Carnegie Hero Medal for rescuing a child from the path of a train in 1968. Jim enjoyed 13 years of active retirement in Port Alberni with many hobbies, including participating yearly in the BC Seniors Games in table tennis. Jim died peacefully after a short, hard-fought battle with small cell cancer of the prostate. Jim is survived by Eveline, wife of 47 years, daughters Karen (Mike), Christine (Dean) and Jennifer and grand children Noah and Hayley. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Terry Fox Foundation.
Published in Alberni Valley Times from July 23 to July 24, 2013