JAMES PHILIP VIGNA
Born In: Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Born: October 25th, 1916
Passed on: December 29th, 2012
James Philip Vigna passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 29th, 2012 at the age of 96. Jim was born on October 25, 1916 in Kamloops to Matteo and Carolina Vigna.
He will be missed by his devoted wife of 62 years, Marguerite; his sister, Mary Larkin of White Rock; his children, Yvette (Jerilynn), James (Sandra), Leanne (Ken), Frank (Brenda); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In his early working life he trained thoroughbred race horses in Toronto and Portland but he is best known for the many years in business with his brother Louis at Lansdowne Service Station.
Being retired for 35 years Jim enjoyed many vacations in Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico and the USA during his "bonus time".
Gardening was a favourite hobby; his tomatoes were legendary. He also enjoyed Camp 45 on Little Shuswap and Saturday breakfasts with Larry and Frieda.
Special thanks to the staff at Ponderosa Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Heart and Stroke Fund.
A Celebration of Life will be held for James on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. downstairs at the Colombo Lodge.