Nov 1, 1955 - Nov 16, 2012
Jim sadly passed away following a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. Jim is survived by his sons, Chris and Brendan, fiance Debbie Brandon, siblings Bob Laird (Irene), Joanne Laird (Andrew Dunkerton), Kathryn Quon, Leslie MacFarlane-Varga (Don) John MacFarlane, Marian J. MacFarlane-Smith (Terry), Donna Turenne (Donald) plus many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Diane, Bud and Marlene Laird, grandparents Mal and Jo McMillan, grandparents David and Annie Laird. Jim was a brilliant prospector and an awesome dad who enjoyed outdoor life to the fullest. Special thanks to Dr. A. Early, Dr. J. Lea, Dr E Kroll, Dr E Tam and Dr. J Yang, Joanne Oben, the staff at 4East at Lion's Gate Hospital, staff in ICU at VGH and the Transplant Team.
In lieu of flowers donations to Lion's Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Service Sat. Nov.24 11 am at Devlins Funeral Home, 579 Seaview Rd, Gibsons, burial to follow at Seaview Cemetery at Hwy 101 & Roberts Creek Road, Celebration of Life at 1pm Cedar's Inn Convention Center, 895 Gibsons Way. Bring your best stories to share.