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James T. Anthony

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James T. ANTHONY James T. Anthony went to bewith our Lord March 5, 2011. Jim was born in Chase River, B.C. (Vancouver Island) on January9, 1915 to William and Isabel Anthony (originally from Scotland). With his parents and two older sisters, Jean and Chrissie, Jim grew up in Nanaimo, B.C. As a young man he moved to Vancouver, B.C. where he met and fell in love with Marjorie V. Lear. They were married 62 years, before Marge's passing in 2002. In his younger days he delivered groceries via bicycle, was a cowboy rounding up wild horses in Dead Man Creek Valley (interior B.C.), joined the Canadian Army then switched to the Canadian Navy. He was aboard a mine sweeper in the Mediterranean and saw action at D-Day, Sicily, Italy, and North Africa. In 1952, with his wife, Marge, and two children, Gary and Trisha, the family moved to West Seattle. In 1958 the family became U.S. citizens. Jim was a meat cutter by trade and, eventually, the superintendant at West Seattle's Bar-S Serve-U Meats. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, Mariners, church choir, cartoons (especially Roadrunner), his Kauai timeshare and being with his family and friends. Jim was a wonderful husband, father and friend. He was always there when you needed him and never asked for anything in return. He will be greatly missed by his son Gary Anthony (Barbara), Bellevue; daughter Trisha Anthony, Enumclaw; granddaughters Lisa Shepard, Whidbey Island and Jennifer Anthony, West Seattle, great-granddaughter Emery King, and numerous nieces and nephews. We love you Dad / Pop / Poppa Grampi / G.G.(great grampi) Uncle Jim. A celebration of Jim's life will be held March 12 at 1:00 p.m. at Admiral Congregational Church, 4320 SW Hill St., Seattle. In lieu of flowers, a memorial gift may be designated to the .
Published in The Seattle Times on Mar. 9, 2011
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