James IBBS

IBBS, James Leonard
August 21, 1925 - July 25, 2014
After a long and happy life our much loved Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Uncle and Friend passed away peacefully July 25, 2014 at the Campbell River and District Hospital. Predeceased by Marion his wife of 35 years and both his parents, Fredrick Leonard Ibbs and Elsie Irene Crago (nee Walker). Survived by his three children Cheryl (Brian), Penny (John), Len (Erika), sister Marjorie and family, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. He took such great pride and enjoyment with all of them. He served in the Royal Canadian Navy in WWII. His love of the outdoors showed in his choice of careers especially the 25 years working for the Ministry of Forest, as a government scaler. He will be sorely missed by all. His strength and love from his family carried him through the last few months of his life struggling with cancer. When last seen, his spirit was at the helm of a sailboat heading toward that final sunset, the seas were calm, the wind at his back, sails full of love, heart aglow and calling back to his family and friends "Fare thee well". Donations can be made to either Canadian Cancer Society or charity of choice. Please join the family for a Celebration of his Life at Maritime Heritage Centre (Rotary Hall) anytime between 1 and 4 o'clock on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Aug. 9, 2014