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James Richard HURFORD

October 24, 2004

HURFORS, James Richard

Passed away peacefully at Nanaimo Seniors Village on October 24, 2004. He was born August 11, 1911 in Cumberland, B.C., growing up in Comox and living most of his life in Nanaimo and Lantzville Predeceased by parents, Richard and Elizabeth Hurford, pioneer settlers of the Comox Valley. Also his sisters: Dorothy and Alice (& brother-in-law Bill) MacDonald, sister-in-law Irene Hurford, and brother-in-law Clyde Lewis. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Mabel; daughters: Joan (Don) McVey- Greenwood, BC. Jill (Don) Godkin - Saltair, Janice (Blaine) Hardie - Duncan, Joyce Hurford - Bothell, Washington; six grandchildren - Fleming (Kam) Pedersen, Elizabeth (Bob) Berry, Rick (Anna) Godkin, Kevin (Sandra) Godkin, Darryl (Terri-Anne) Hardie, Duaine (Lorrie) Hardie and 12 great-grand children: Amanda, Kristen, Josie, Andrew, Adam, Jaymes, Nicole, Riley, Kerri, Breanna, Ethan, and Braeden. Also survived by siblings: Frank - Vancouver, George (Kathleen) - Qualicum Beach, Herbert (Evelyn) - Creston, and Elizabeth Lewis - Courtenay and numerous nephews and nieces; and other relatives in Canada & England. Teaching was his profession for 32 years, first at Cherry Creek then Nanaimo. He was a life member of Royal Canadian Legion Seaview Centennial Branch 257. Jim was also an honorary life member of Nanaimo Gladiolus and Dahlia Society and Nanaimo Horticulteral Society. Gardening was his favourite past time - specializing in dahlias and gladiolus. We wish to thank Dr. Westwood, Dr. Myronuk, and the staff of Nanaimo Seniors Village for the special care given James. Celebration of his life will be held at St. Philps By The Sea Church, 7113 Lantzville Rd, on Monday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. Reception following service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Royal Canadian Poppy Fund, Box 209, Lantzville, B.C. V0R 2H0

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