WHITE, James Eadon (Jim) passed away quietly in his sleep March 6, 2007 after a long and courageous battle with heart and lung disease. He was predeceased by his father and mother, John and Martha White and a brother Jack. Jim was born in the family home in Quarterway on Jan. 17, 1933 and has resided in Nanaimo all his life. He leaves to mourn his passing his loving wife and best friend for over 51 years, Doreen (Dobinson), four daughters, Janice (Bill) Haistead of Campbell River, Jaclyn (Richard) Lightburn, Nanaimo, Joni (Robert) Cunningham, Chilliwack and Joy(Dominique) Guyot in Golden; seven grandchildren, Buddy(Alisha) Lightburn of Fort St. John, Gemma Halstead, Jaymi, Robbie and Eadon Cunningham,
Dylan and Aaron Guyot. and one great granddaughter, Cassidy Lightbum. He also is survived by a brother, William, “Bud” White, a brother-in-law, Jim (Marg) Dobinson, his aunt Wilma (Ken) Johnson of Campbell River, cousins Ken, George and Norman White and families.
Jim’s first job was at the Acme Motors on Commercial Street and from there he went to Calverly’s Shell Station in Harewood and ended up working at the Harmac Pulp Mill from which he retired after 42 years. Jim also had a small bike repair shop on Bruce Avenue and became known in the neighborhood as “Jim the Bike Man”.
In his youth he played most sports with golf being his favorite for he spent many hours playing and caddying on the old Nanaimo golf course. Jim also bowled for years and when he had to give that up he kept his interest in sports by following them on television. He and Doreen had many great trips in their R.V. until his health curtailed even that pleasure but he still enjoyed his life, his trips to the casino and never lost his sense of humor nor his love of family.
It was Jim’s wish that there be no service but his and the families thanks go to Dr. Andrew Baird who has taken such good care of him for so many years.