JAMES (JIM) THOMAS TIERNEY

Tierney, James (Jim) Thomas

Age 74 Born Cumberland, B.C.

November 9, 1939

James died November 23, 2013 in the Palliative Care unit of NRGH with his family close-at-hand. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Angelo (Angie) and Elizabeth (Toni) Cormons. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathleen (Kathy); sons, Jamie (Denise), Chad (Julie); much-adored grandchildren: Myles, Melissa, Calvin and Ambrose Tierney, all of Nanaimo.

Jim’s passing followed a brief but stubborn battle with cancer. The family would like to acknowledge the excellent and compassionate care that Jim received, from the ambulance paramedics, while in emergency, and on the fourth floor of NRGH. A special thank you to the nurses, doctors and volunteers in Palliative Care. Jim was fortunate to have as his own physician, Dr. Brian Calvin, and the family wishes to thank Brian for his long-term care and friendship of Jim.

In Jim’s earlier days, he was an avid sportsman, excelling in a wide variety of sports – especially Soccer, Fastball and Lacrosse. For many years, Jim also enjoyed hunting and freshwater fishing. He had many fond memories of time spent at Horne Lake. Jim’s working life was spent mainly in the forest industry and he enjoyed working in many remote locations on the Coast. In later life, he enjoyed socializing with many good friends at the “Well.”

There will be no service or flowers at the request of Jim. If anyone wishes to make a donation in his memory, please choose NRGH, Palliative Care Unit, 1200 Dufferin Crescent, Nanaimo, B.C.

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telfordn@shaw.ca


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