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James Erick Southall

April 13, 1925 - September 28, 2012


SOUTHALL, James Erick passed away on September 28th after health complications at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC. Jim was born in Winnipeg Manitoba on April 13th, 1925. Predeceased by his parents, six siblings, his first wife Norma and his son Brad; he is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Barry (Karen), Craig (Shirley), Step daughter Patricia (Doug), and step sons Bill, Don and Gord; Grandchildren Zoe, Dan, Megan, Eric, Duncan, Norma, Dorothy and Corrie and Great grandchildren Kayla, Sienna and Rylann.
Jim was a long time loyal member and past president of the Duncan Legion Branch #53. After meeting Norma in school while in Winnipeg he served in the Royal Navy in Halifax, then returned to Winnipeg where he worked for the CPR Railway. Jim then followed Norma and her family to Victoria where they married in 1946 and had their three boys. Jim worked on the docks in Victoria, for T. Eaton Company, and then the B.C. Liquor Control Board in Victoria and Duncan for 35 years, until retirement. After Norma passed away, Jim met and married Brenda McLeod in 1985. The two spent 27 years living in Duncan. Jim loved music and dancing, enjoyed performing, and had a great sense of humour and he filled his days with his love of building bird houses and oil painting.
He enjoyed a long life and will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. The family would like to extend a warm thank you to the ER staff at the Cowichan District Hospital in Duncan and to the ICU staff at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria for all of their care and compassion during his final days. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 5800 Church Road, Duncan, BC on Saturday October 13th 2012 at 12:00.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #53 or to the charity of your choice.


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Lana Robinson
Relation: Through the Legion

My deepest sympathies to Brenda and all who knew Jim and his warm wit and sense of humour….He will be missed.

From: mike coleman
Relation: friend

I very much liked Jim, an excellent citizen, and fondly remember his representing the Legion on our trip to sister city Montmagny, Quebec. As I will be unable to attend the service October 13 (the same day as my mother’s interment service on Pender Island), I am sending my sincere condolences to the family online.

From: RJ and Lana
Relation: know son

Craig and Family, RJ and I wish to send our condolences.

From: Wendy Patterson (Painter)
Relation: Through the Legion Br. 53

I met Jim through the Legion and really enjoyed his company. Always remember his drink of scotch with water. He was a wonderful man and will be sorely missed at the Legion. One less veteran to give a kiss to.

From: Debbie Iverson (Shaw)
Relation: Uncle

Brenda, Craig, Barry & Family

I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. I still have such good memories as a child when I would spend my summers with the family. I remember and loved his paintings he did and glad to hear he still had a hobby of painting! He will be sadly missed. I will be thinking of you all this Sat. as I will not be able to make the service.
My love to you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 13, 2012
Beginning at 12:00pm

St Peter''s Anglican Church
5800 Church Rd
Duncan, BC Canada

5800 Church Rd
Duncan, BC Canada

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