James Evered Prime age 83 passed away on September 26th, 2013 at Duncan BC. Jim was predeceased by his wife Mary in January 2013. He was born on May 18th, 1930 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to May and James Prime. At the age of one year his family moved to Hamilton ON and then onto Surrey BC when he was six.
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Jim married Mary Faith Hemming in 1952 in Vancouver. They were happily married for 60 years. In 1963 the family moved to the Kootenays settling in Rossland. After retirement Mary and Jim moved to the Lower Mainland, Ladysmith and finally Duncan.
Mary and Jim spent many a happy days sailing on the Arrow Lakes and the Gulf Islands. They enjoyed sailing so much they even did the circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in June and July of 1980. Jim did volunteer work with the Canadian Power Squadron in Castlegar. He was also a long time Ham Radio operator as VE7BDD with time spent with the original Civil Defense. Jim also enjoyed his time as a leader with the Boy Scouts of Canada in Rossland.
In his life Jim's greatest joy was his four children - Kathy, Tom, Vince and Glenda (Bagg); 17 Grandchildren and 13 Great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Crofton with family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
British Columbia Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
1212 West Broadway
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V2
Published in Cowichan Valley Citizen from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2013