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John James

July 4, 1936 - December 25, 2010


JAMES: John – It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of John on December 25, 2010. Born in Redruth, County of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, on July 4, 1936. John immigrated to Canada as a “Fairbridge Boy” and thereafter grew up in the Cowichan Valley at Fairbridge Farm where he learned many trades and a lifetime willingness to work hard.
He is predeceased by his daughter Kelly Ann (2004) and survived by his daughter Janice (Duffy), 3 grandchildren, Hali, Jodi and Donny as well as 3 great grandchildren.
John’s working life as a young man began at the Youbou Mill, after that he became a trucker and drove for Hearsey Transport for many years, them for G.S. Doman and finally for Centurion Lumber right up until his retirement. Everyone knew John and his truck as the “Big Purple Truck”. He kept it shiny and spotless.
John was a hard working, kind hearted, generous man, with a strong will and determined view of right and wrong. He believed in, and lived, a life of honesty, fairness and hard work. He will be sadly missed by his family and fondly remembered by his friends.
An open house gathering will be held at the Elk’s Lodge, Kenneth St., Duncan BC on Saturday January 15, 2011 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


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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: Fjola Roberts
Relation: He has been a friend for 30 years.

I would like to send condolences to Johns family. He was a great friend to me and I will miss talking to him.

From: Laurie Douglas
Relation: long time family friend

Sending out my thoughts to the family on the sudden passing of John. Many a time I have poured and shared a coffee and visit with John in my waitressing days, at the Haidaway and most recently at Bonnie Martins in Chemainus. He was also a very good friend to my mother. He was a great man and I will miss him!

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