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Irvine, James John

April 18, 1945 – July 15, 2012

Jim passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox on July 15, 2012. He was predeceased by his father Hugh Irvine and mother Katheren Valerie Irvine (nee Cameron). Jim is survived by his wife Rhonda Irvine (nee Ross), sons, Todd Irvine and Jeffrey Irvine both of Courtenay, BC, daughters, Kelly Irvine and Carrie-Anne McPhee (Kory Klassen) all of Victoria, BC, grandchildren Ja’nice Irvine (Victoria), Jordyn Irvine (Courtenay), Aiden Irvine (Courtenay) and Riley Irvine (Crofton, BC). Jim had no brothers or sisters but married into a large family and got more than he bargained for! (Ross Family).

In 1980s and 1990s Jim played for a slow-pitch team called the “Nailbangers” and was a member of the Port McNeill Legion Branch 281. His first job as a boy in Cumberland, BC was delivery boy for Anchterlonie’s bakery. He was also a faller for over 30 years on North Island, first in Sayward then in Nimpkish Lake for Canadian Forest Products.

In his leisure time, Jim enjoyed slow pitch, camping, fishing, hunting, track shooting and walking. Dad was a hard worker; quiet (strong and silent type!); devoted father and husband, loyal, handsome and always had a moustache. He had a great sense of humour, never complained and was easy going. After over a year of battling brain cancer dad passed away peacefully on Sunday July 15, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox BC.

A celebration of life to be held Saturday, July 28th at 1:00pm at the Cumberland Legion, 2770 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC.

In Jim’s memory, donations to the B.C. Cancer Foundation ( would be appreciated.

Arrangements entrusted to Comox Valley Funeral Home, Courtenay, 250-334-0707.

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