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James Arthur Bass

September 20, 2006

August 9, 1953-September 20, 2006

Born and raised in Terrace, BC, Jim moved to Parksville, BC when he was in grade 11 where he met his sweetheart Cheryle. His first bout with cancer in his early 20’s taught him to live life to the fullest, without complaint, and that is the way he left us while trying to beat cancer again. He shared his father’s great love of the woods and spent much of his life boating, fishing, camping and working in the bush. His work took him throughout the province, but mostly along Vancouver Island, the Midcoast and Squamish.

He will be missed and always loved by his wife Cheryle, daughters Tara (Sig) McKone and Jennifer Bass (Tim Langille), beloved grandchildren Montana & Rocky James McKone, parents Phil & Peggy Bass, sisters Susan (Pat) Casey and Patti (Ron) Malcolm, and brother Bryan (Tanya) Bass, all the Holmes family, in-laws, nieces and nephews and many friends and colleagues.

We will be holding a celebration of his life at our home in Squamish, BC at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 7, 2006. Family & friends are welcome to attend.

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