April 4, 1920 – December 30, 2016

It is with heavy hearts we are announcing the loss of a wonderful father and grandfather. James Sutton at the age of 96.

James was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan on April 4, 1920 to parents Herbert and May Sutton. He is predeceased by his wife Julie Sutton (née Seriani), son Norman Sutton, son-in-law Frank Crabbe, granddaughter Dawn Sparks, brother Charlie Sutton and sister Audrey Fee.

James leaves behind his loving daughter Sharann Crabbe, granddaughter Tracy Cramer (Randy Schwartz), Cory Crabbe (Leslie Crabbe), Shane Sparks, great-grandchildren David, Kye, Mayben, Amara, Tarynn, Ottis, Shae and Faithe as well as many nieces and nephews.

James had a real passion for the outdoors so his choice of occupation reinforced that adoration. He joined the Navy, was in the logging and fishing industry, then went to work for Black Ball ferries and finally the BC ferries until he retired after many years of service.

James was an avid fisherman and hunter. He spent many evenings in his beloved boat fishing or walking at the waterfront. In his younger years he enjoyed camping and hunting with friends and family. James spent a huge amount of time with his grandchildren teaching them everything he could. He was a loving, caring and generous man. James made his mark in life and everyone who knew him had a story to tell about him. He touched our lives in such a way that he will always be with us.

We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village for the loving care he received, making James feel as though he was among family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the breast cancer society. Celebration of life will be held on the 29th of January at the Cavalotti Lodge beginning at 1 pm.

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