It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of James Allan Gardner on January 12, 2020 in West Kelowna, BC at the age of 85.
Jim was born in Vancouver, he grew up in West Vancouver until moving to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, graduating in 1958. He practiced for brief time in West Vancouver before changing to Pharmaceutical Sales, then moving into a career in Medical Equipment Sales, where he prospered until his retirement in 1989. While attending College he met the love of his life, Dawn Meacock, they were married in 1957 in West Vancouver. Shortly thereafter they were blessed with a daughter, Karen. They lived in West Vancouver, Calgary, Alberta, Oakville, Ontario and finally retired in Peachland, B.C. in 1989. They lived in Peachland for 23 years until 2012 when they moved to West Kelowna.
Jim loved sports, coaching football in West Vancouver and Calgary, golfing, playing baseball and volleyball and of course Fly Fishing.
Jim was predeceased by his Father, James Yoemans Gardner and his Mother, Ethel May (Hughes) Gardner and his Sister, Lois Jean Crowder. Jim is survived by his Wife Dawn, Daughter Karen and Granddaughters; Michiala and Taylor.
As a family we would like to thank the staff of The Village of Smith Creek and a most special thanks to the Webber Unit Staff whose care, love, compassion and kindness cannot be described in words. We thank you from the bottom of our Hearts.
Jim’s big beautiful smile will be missed by all.
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