James Robinson

After a long and courageous battle with cancer, James (Jim) Murray Robinson passed away peacefully on August 11, 2004 in G.R. Baker Memorial Hospital.

Jim was born December 10, 1942 in Methley, Manitoba. At an early age Jim moved with his parents and two brothers to New Westminster, B.C. After finishing his schooling, he took employment with the Columbian Newspaper where he worked until its closing in 1991.

Jim semi-retired and became a devoted community volunteer.

Jim could be found at Moody Park most summers where he prepared the ball diamonds for play. Jim was the equipment manager for a number of BC championship softball teams. The shelves and walls at home are adorned with many trophies and plaques.

In the winter, Jim spent many hours in cold ice arenas keeping game statistics, time keeping or goal judging.

In 1997, Jim and his mom, Isabel, relocated to Quesnel where they could be closer to the loves of his life, nephew Patrick and niece Katherine Robinson.

Jim will be forever remembered by his family and friends as being a quiet, gentle and caring person who was always giving of himself while looking for nothing in return.

Jim is survived by his mother Isabel, father Dave, brother Victor (Maddy) and their children, Richard (Marsha), Vancouver, Patrick (Shirleyann), Katherine (Jesse) Quesnel and brother Larry (Beth) of Trail and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service officiated by friend Norm Bottterill was held at the Quesnel Cemetery on Monday, August 16, 2004.

For those wishing, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society, 232 Front St., Quesnel, BC V2J 2K3.

Clayton’s Funeral Home was entrusted with funeral arrangements.


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