January 28, 1942 – July 5, 2014

The family is deeply saddened to announce that, after a 3 year battle with leukemia, Jim passed away at Nanaimo General Hospital at 6:30 am Saturday, July 5, 2014 with his wife Pauline at his side. He was 72 years of age.

Jim was born and raised in Nanaimo. He met Pauline in Grade 8 and by Grade 9 they were a steady couple. They married in 1964 and had two children. As well as a genuine love for each other, they were best friends. They loved doing things together: skiing, golfing, fishing, traveling, going south in the winter, cooking, and entertaining in their home. Left to mourn his passing are his wife of 50 years, Pauline; daughter, Kelly Douglas; son, Jim (Naomi) Foglietta Jr.; brothers, Jack (Faye) Foglietta, Larry (Elaine) Foglietta and Brian McLaren.

During Jim’s earlier years he was very active in team sports. Soccer was his favourite game but he also played quarterback for the Nanaimo Redmen Football Team, softball, rugby, and was a member of the Nanaimo Judo Club. Jim was an avid fisherman, duck hunter and active member of the Nanaimo Fish & Game Club.

Jim was employed at Harmac’s No. 3 Woodroom during the 60’s when he decided to pursue a career in Industrial Relations. 1973 brought a job offer from Eurocan Pulp and Paper for a position in their Personnel Department and the family moved to Kitimat BC. In 1976, he joined Canadian Forest Products Howe Sound Pulp Division on the Sunshine Coast to become Manager of Human Resources. They remained living at Gibsons Landing after retirement, but in 2008 decided to return to Vancouver Island taking residence in Parksville, BC. to be nearer to family and long-time friends, many from as far back as the elementary school days.

Jim will be missed by all who knew and loved him for his laughter and funny entertaining stories.

A Celebration of Life will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Yates Funeral Chapel, 1000 Allsbrook Road, Parksville, BC, where he is interred. In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Jim by making a donation in his memory to BC/Yukon Branch of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, 1682 West 7th Avenue, Suite #310, Vancouver, BC V6J 4S6.

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