1919 ~ 2004
Jim passed away peacefully at Fischer Place, 100 Mile House, B.C. Dec. 23, 2004. He was born in Chatham, Ont. and was enlisted in the Canadian Navy from 1941 to 1945. Prior to this, he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, but after the war chose to work at Ontario Steel Products for the next 24 years. During this time he was very involved in minor hockey. His love of the sport allowed him an opportunity to train and work with young people. During the summer months, he spent time working in minor baseball, fishing and camping. In 1964, a family vacation brought the Moore family to this area and in 1966 Jim moved his family west to 100 Mile House. He was employed by Bridge Creek Estate for 14 years. During these years and working with close friends, Ernie and John, he was privileged to lay the foundations for a larger town. Besides getting minor hockey started, he was an active Lions member who made the two original hand carved ‘Welcome’ signs for 100 Mile House. Jim built the Traveller Trailer Court and helped operate it for two years. In 1972, Jim and family were invited to live and be part of the Emissary community. Fishing at Nimpo Lake with his son Terry and close friends was one of his greatest joys. For over twenty years Jim was the local weatherman who reported data to Environment Canada. For many years Jim hosted a party at the Lodge, where many friends gathered and shared in an evening of friendship and love. It provided him with the opportunity to serve his wide variety of homemade wines. Survived by: his loving wife Grace; sisters Dorothy deWinton, Loveland, Col.; Marilyn Hillman, Chatham, Ont.; daughters Colleen, Kathy (Wayne), son Tim (Janice); grandchildren Ted (Janet), Tracy, Sarah, Laura, Liam, Jamie and two great grandchildren; Gillian and Allison. Predeceased by son Terry and daughter-in-law Roberta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fischer Place, P.O. Bag 399, 100 Mile House, B.C., V0K 2E0.