JAMES RUSSELL FENWICK
Lieu de naissance : Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date de naissance : 21 avril 1919
Lieu de décès : Kamloops, Colombie Britannique, Canada
Date de décès : 13 octobre 2012
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad.
He is survived by his son Jim (Judy) of Kamloops, daughter Elaine of Calgary, brother Grant (Wilma) and sister Phyllis of Victoria, his seven grandchildren Jamie (Yvette), Kevin, Shawn (Avril), Krista, Amanda, Brenda and Kerri; eight great grandchildren Jay, Dylan, Rylin, Ryken, Stiles, Traetyn, Kayden and Blake, also numerous nieces and nephews and his extended family the Bruce's.
He was predeceased by his father (Charles), wife (Mary), granddaughter (Michelle), mother (Whipple), companion (Flo), brother (George) and nephew (Wayne).
Dad was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and went to work in 1938 for the C.P.R. He enlisted in 1939 and served in the army as a Medic until the end of World War II. While overseas, he met and married his wife Mary Gilbert in Scotland in 1943. At the end of the War they returned to Moose Jaw where dad returned to work with the CPR. Their two children were also born in Moose Jaw. The family moved to Victoria in 1958 and then to Port Alice in 1962. After his wife Mary passed away, dad moved to Campbell River and then eventually to Victoria after he met Flo. In 2002 after Flo passed away, dad moved to Kamloops to be with his son Jim and his family.
Dad was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and held many different positions at both the Branch and Zone level. He also managed the bar and was quite proud of the proceeds he brought in to support the clubs. In Port Alice he was the bar manager for the Golf Club and ran many successful tournaments and events. He also worked at the Pulp Mill in Port Alice. When dad moved to Kamloops he became a member of the Moose Lodge 1552. He made many friends there and was fondly known as "pops", "dad" or "gramps".
Dad loved his sports and you could find him in front of a TV whenever a game was on. For several years, you could find him in the bleachers at the annual KIBIT tournament. He also was a "die hard" Saskatchewan Roughrider fan and over the years was able to attend an annual home game in Regina.
Dad was special to so many people and will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank everyone for their love and support, but especially Margorie Fenwick who always had a room in her home and held a special place in his heart. Special thanks also for the care provided to dad from the Doctors, Nurses & Care staff at RIH 7 North, the Nurses and Care staff at Ponderosa Lodge and Dr. Anders, Dr. Ing and Tammy.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Cottonwood Senior Centre, Willow Room on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 at 2:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion "Poppy Fund" or the Moose Lodge 1552 "Charities".