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CRUICKSHANK, The Right Reverend James David,
B.A., L.Th., D. Rel., D.D.
June 10, 1936 - December 30, 2015
Loved and cherished by all who knew him, the Rt. Rev. Jim Cruickshank died peacefully with family by his side. Survived by his son Jason (Pauline), daughter Anna, grandchildren Meika, Chloe, Sam, Maggie, and Jonah, brothers Gordon and Bill, sister Pat, former wife and dear friend Susanne. Jim was ordained deacon in 1962 and priest in 1963 in the Diocese of Cariboo. From 1962 to 1965, Jim served as Curate and Vicar of the Upper Fraser Mission (All Saints, McBride with Valemount). In 1965, he became the founding Director of Sorrento Centre and was instrumental in its development through 1973. He then moved to Vancouver School of Theology serving first as Director of Continuing Education and later as Vice Principal and Professor of Pastoral Theology. In 1983 he was appointed Dean and Rector of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. Jim was elected as the 7th Bishop of Cariboo in 1992. In his retirement he served as an Honorary Assistant St. Mary, Kerrisdale, continued to teach at VST, and in his last years was a faithful parishioner at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver. Jim was a generous pastor, educator, father, and friend. He believed that hospitality and spirituality are one and has offered both to many. Funeral to be held Saturday, January 16 at 3 p.m. at Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard St., Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sorrento Centre (sorrento-centre.bc.ca) or Vancouver School of Theology (vst.edu) are gratefully appreciated.
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