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James (Jim) Wallace Dorby

June 7, 1962 - July 8, 2018


James Wallace Dorby

7 June 1962 – 8 July 2018

Born on June 7, 1962 in Edmonton, Albert

We are saddened by the unexpected passing of James.

He will be missed by family and friends, Chillis Dorby (Mother), Ken Dorby (Brother), all of his cousins, nieces and nephews

James was always there when you needed assistance.

James (Jim) was an avid hunter who travelled throughout BC with his friends and family, he also enjoyed walking and became a member of the local walking clubs. He has been a long term member of the Royal Canadian Legion from his days with the Bay Street Armory.

By James’ request there will be no service.

Thanks to HW Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre for their caring and compassion.

Donation may be made to a charity of your choice in James’ memory.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Garry Hansen
Relation: Friend and fellow soldier.

Sad to hear this news and will remember Jim fondly from our comradeship during our days in the 5th together and at events thereafter. My condolences to all his family including his brothers in arms.

From: Kevin Grant
Relation: Friend

Rest in Peace my old Army, fishing and hunting buddy, you will be missed.

From: scott haberlin
Relation: Worked with Jim at Konica Minolta

Shocked and saddened by Jim’s passing, my condolences to his family.

From: Joe Niziol
Relation: Co worker

So sad to hear of Jims passing, he was a great person, with a wonderful sense of humor. I worked with Jim for many years with Pitney Bowes. He will be missed.

From: Pamela Haliday
Relation: Friend

A better man there wasn’t than Jim. He was always there when you needed him. There was nothing he wouldn’t do for a friend. I will miss him immensely. My condolences to his family on their loss.

From: Darren Gilby
Relation: We socialized through the game of darts

Spent many hours socializing and playing darts with Jim. He had a very unique sense of humour. I’m very sad to hear of his passing. I wasn’t aware he was ill. RIP Jim. I’m sorry we won’t get to share any more of those good times we’ve had on random occasions in the past

From: Debbie Grant
Relation: He was friends with my husband Kevin Grant, brother in law Peter Grant and Mark Halliday. They were all in the reseves together.

Jimmy had been a part of our lives since he was 17 and joined the reserves. He was an incredibly gentle giant who always treated others with respect. Although we hadn’t seen him for years we always heard about him through Mark and we felt he was part of our family. We will miss him.

From: Louise Klaassen
Relation: We both walk with Volkssport in Victoria.

Dear Mrs. Dorby, Ken and family: It was such a shock to hear of Jim’s passing. As you know, he was an active walker and I met him through Volkssport in Victoria. With his long legs he was usually many strides ahead of most of us and to keep up with him I had to practically jog! I last spoke with him at the Saturday walk just before he died and he seemed fine and cheerful and looking forward to the day. I am passing on heartfelt condolences over your loss. Jim’s passing is a loss to our walking community as well.

From: Dan Korolyk
Relation: fellow soldier and friend

So sad to hear,he was a good guy,and fun to be around.

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