JAMES, John Richard
John Richard James died Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 in Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Devoted husband, beloved father and dear friend, John enriched the lives of many with his warmth, generosity and love. He is survived by his widow Gerri, daughters Cath and Suzanne, son David, stepchildren Megan, Dave and Tara and grandchildren Ashley, Shaun, Charmaine, Ethan and Kaia. Born in Brigend, Wales, John served in the British Army for several years before owning his own mechanical businesses in Wales and Canada. John’s hobbies included reading, spending time in the sun, refurbishing cars, boating, scuba diving, competitive shooting, travelling and visiting with “Salty”. He was a loving, kind man with a warm sense of humour who sincerely enjoyed helping others. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John’s name to the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or to the charity of one’s choice. A celebration of John’s life for friends and family will occur at a later date.
“Have a safe trip home, Taffy”