May 23, 1951 ~ April 7, 2012
It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Jim in Nanaimo. Born in New Westminster, Jim began his schooling on James Island which he later completed in Victoria. It was there at the age of 17 that he began his lengthy radio career, one which took him through much of Western Canada. Returning to Vancouver Island, Jim was a well-known voice for many years throughout the eighties and nineties at CHUB radio here in Nanaimo.
Jim developed a passion for music at an early age and soon became an accomplished musician. He was a founding member of the highly popular band Chevy Ray & The Fins and after leaving them continued to play and carry out DJ duties all through the region up to the time of his passing.
Active in many areas within the community, Jim was outgoing and good natured, with an always ready quick wit and there to help out whenever called upon. Although ever looking for the humorous side of situations, he never was afraid to speak out against any type of injustice seen in society.
Respected for his integrity, the community will suffer from his loss and be greatly missed by his many friends and colleagues.
At his request, no formal service will be held, but a gathering of friends to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date.