James Joseph EAKINS

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October 20, 1921 - November 28, 2012

It has been a Wonderful Journey that lasted until the passing of our Deeply Loved Husband, Father and Papa, Jim Eakins, who passed peacefully on November 28th, at Travellers Lodge.
Jim leaves to mourn his wife of 63 years, Joan, 5 children, Marty (Barb), Steve (Cheryl), Paul, Nancy (Mike), Kelly, 6 grandchildren Darby (Scott), Sean, Danica, Lauren, Alden and wee Jessie.
Jim served for 4 years as a Flying Officer with the R.C.A.F. during WW2, a Graduate in Dentistry from the University of Oregon in 1950, he practised his Profession for 45 years in Nanaimo. He was a member of the Original Building Committee for the Nanaimo
General Hospital and was instrumental in developing the Dental Department at the Hospital, Jim was a member of Rotary International for many years, a keen member of the Nanaimo Golf Club, Probus and the Coffee Club.
Our Sincere Thanks and Gratitude to the Wonderful, Caring Staff at Travellers Lodge where Kindness and Love comforted Jim in his 'Home away from Home'. No words can express our profound appreciation. A Private Family Celebration was held earlier. A Tea later to Celebrate Jim's Life will be held just as Golf Season Opens.

'Travel your Path, In Your Own Way, At Your own Pace'
Donations would be welcome to the New Building Fund at Travellers Lodge, or a Charity of your choice.

This obituary was originally published in the Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star (Nanaimo, BC).
Published online on Dec. 5, 2012 courtesy of Nanaimo Daily News and Harbour City Star.
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