Oct 8, 1943 – Jan 1, 2018
Born in Toronto, Jim died peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital on New Year’s Day.
Predeceased by his parents George Kilborne Elliott & Mary Elizabeth Matthews, Toronto ON.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years Pamela Westhaver, son Richard (Coquitlam), daughter Liz (Elizabeth) (Prince George), sister Jane Tromanhauser and family (Ontario), and members of his extended family from Prince George.
Jim applied himself with diligence during his 30 years of employment with CNRail (Vancouver,
Kamloops, Prince George). Following his retirement as District Marketing Officer, BC North District, he served as an independent transportation consultant before achieving his goal of “breaking the glass ceiling” and looked forward to each day at his “real job” as Circulation Clerk at the Prince George Public Library.
He loved “messing about in boats” – driving taxi boat in Honey Harbour ON; building cedar strip
canoes for paddling the rivers & lakes of Northern BC & Yukon; sailing ‘Gus’ his beloved 17′ Buzzards Bay daysailer across Georgia Strait from Vancouver; piloting a canal boat in England; captaining a houseboat on the Shuswap Lakes; and cruising local waters in ‘Elansa’ his 25′ Albin motor cruiser.
Latterly Jim spent many happy hours on his scooter making daily inspections around Chemainus.
He was a member of the Maple Bay Yacht Club, Canadian Power Squadron, and Albineers of BC. Jim enjoyed cooking and was always looking for new recipes to create; bannock & beans over the campfire on canoe trips was a favorite. He is remembered for his humour, wit, charm, and willingness to help. He will be missed by his many friends, neighbours, and associates.
There will be an informal gathering of friends at home, Jan. 27, 2018 at 2 pm.
Please no flowers. Donations may be made to the BC Lung Association in Jim’s memory.