James Arthur (Jim)
December 12, 1922 – January 23, 2011
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of Jim Baker after a short battle with cancer.
Jim was born in Henribourg, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital, Comox, BC. He is survived by his loving wife, Yvonne of 59 years, daughter Diane Gage (Chris) of Comox, sister Marjorie Boyd of Comox, many nieces and nephews and two very close friends for 51 years, Jeep and Ina deHaan. He is predeceased by his mother, father, brother and two sisters.
Jim served in the RCAF from 1941 – 1945 with the No. 6 group in Yorkshire, England, 1659 Conversion Unit and 431 Iroquois Squadron.
Jim attended Camosun College and graduated with a certificate in Business Administration. He then joined the Government Agency Branch of the BC Ministry of Finance and was promoted to Government Agent in 1966, a career he was proud of and took very seriously. During his working years he served in Nanaimo, Vernon, Smithers, Courtenay, Lillooet then finally back to Courtenay where he retired in 1983.
During his life he was a member of the Canadian Legion, Lions Club, Toastmasters and was also involved with Minor Hockey in Smithers.
Once retired he and his wife spent the winters in California and Arizona. He enjoyed sport fishing, particularly fly fishing and reading. A loyal man, he leaves behind a family forever grateful for all his caring, love and support.
The family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care and kindness Jim received from the nursing staff on Third Floor and Dr. T. Daws and Dr. A. Clark.
No service by request. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Comox Valley Hospice Society.