James Ross (Jim) McAvoy May 13, 1934 - February 21, 2013. With great sadness we announce the passing of Jim McAvoy on February 21, 2013. Jim led an extraordinary life, including circumnavigating the world on HMCS Haida and transiting the Northwest Passage on Ice-Breaker, HMCS Labrador, all before the age of 21! Jim spent 30 outstanding years working in the Labour Movement as an IBEW Representative, including serving as Business Manager of IBEW, Local 230 and as IBEW International Executive Council Representative for Canada. Jim served as President on many Councils including the Vancouver Island Building Trades and he was a member of the BC Labour Board for 12 years. Jim is survived by his loving companion of 14 years, Paulette Senger; Daughters, Patricia, Cary Lee and Jackie; Grand Children, Chandra, Amanda, Erica, Byron, Lee Ross and Jamie; 2 Great Grand Children; and many close friends including, Bob Moore and Laird Cronk. At Jim's request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the MS Society of Canada, BC and Yukon Division, 1501-4330 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H 4G7
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 2, 2013