James Fletcher of Quesnel, B.C. passed away on May 9, 2008 at the Kamloops hospital.
A tea will be held on Sunday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 562 Elm St.
Jim requested no service and wanted his ashes to be spread on Tyee Lake.
He was born in Qu’Appelle, Sask. on October 24, 1939 and his family moved to Moosmim, Sask. Jim travelled to Port Alberni where he met Marion Super and they married in 1962. They had one daughter Lorna Marie.
Jim and his wife decided to move to Moosmin and stayed their for six years. After living in Sask., they wanted to come back to B.C. They didn’t know exactly where, so they loaded their car and started a journey. On this journey they were driving through Quesnel and Jim decided to look for work and ended up working at the Plywood Plant. He worked their for approx. 10 years and then decided he needed a change and went into construction which took him away from home at times. He helped to build the two pulp mills, Pizza Hut, KFC, Bank of Commerce, the spiral overpass by the bottle depot, Maple Drive School Maple Park Mall and many others, some of which were out of town.
Jim and his wife lived in the Quesnel area for 40 years. In 1983 he built a beautiful house for him and his wife on Dale Lake Road. He was a very hard worker and everyone that knew him or worked with him knew that if they needed a hand, Jim would be there.
Jim is survived by his wife Marion, daughter Lorna (Ron) Hitchcock, grandchildren Crystal, Michael, Brian, Buddy and Danny, brothers; Lorne Fletcher, Robert Fletcher (Marj), Jack Fletcher (Sharon), stepbrother Donavan Fletcher (Marie), sisters: Margaret (Ernie) Bigalow, stepsister Marilyn (Nick) Bos, stepmother; Gloria Fletcher and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was predeceased by his parents Russell and Pearl Fletcher, brother Willy, nephews Timmy and Dean, niece Diane and sister-in-law Shirley.