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George James

January 12, 1955 - January 13, 2020


It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that the family of George James announces his sudden passing on January 13, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

George leaves to mourn his death his son Thomas; and grandchildren Adriana and Dawson. George is survived by his mother Elsie; brother Charlie; and sisters Betty (Ron) and Judy (Don Sr.) along with many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews. He was predeceased by his father Thomas.

George was born in Vegreville Alberta on January 12, 1955 and was raised in Edmonton Alberta. He worked at Syncrude operating heavy Equipment and lived in Fort McMurray for 8 years. He took his family to the Shuswap for a couple of years before settling in Surrey.

George’s love of sports, especially watching his son play hockey and his love of music; he never missed a Shuswap Roots and Blues Festival which were a few of his passions.

George worked as a painter for most of his life and had many friends in the trade.

The family would like to send a huge thank you to the staff on the ICU floor at Surrey Memorial Hospital for all the care George received while he was there.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA would be appreciated.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.


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From: Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre

Bakerview Community Crematorium & Celebration Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Gina
Relation: Through Brother Charlie

I only knew you through your brother, but I am so sorry that your years were tragically cut short. It seems so unfair, especially after the serious accident that you so valiantly and amazingly fought to come back not long ago ..

May God hold you..

Sending Deepest Sympathies to Son Thomas, Mom Elsie, Grandbabies, and all the family and friends

From: Aunt Betty and uncle Ron
Relation: Brother

Hi Thomas
So sorry for the loss of your dad.
I wish I could have been there for you both.
He will be missed.
Love always.

From: Patricia Coone
Relation: Niece

Cousin Thomas,
We send our condolences, love, and prayers of comfort to you as you remember the great things about your dad. We have lost 2 loved ones last year and know the void that it leaves but the memories of precious times overshadow that as if they are still with you.
I have many great memories of my Uncle George and the peace and happiness being in his presence. He really did love the blues music and I remember there were times he loved to belt out in song and giggle afterward. He had an infectious laugh and joy in his face that no-one could be sad at those times.
Times of sorrow will come at the strangest of times and in many seasons but embrace them as these are times of love that you shared with him. You will see him again as God keeps His promises and has never failed us.
Sending much love and encouragement to you in these few weeks and months of piecing things back together.
Love, COusin Patricia and Family.

From: Ryan Thiessen
Relation: Nephew

I am so sorry for your loss! Uncle George will be very dearly missed. Know that he loved you, and that we are all here for you in this sad time. Lots of love and prayers your way,
Your cousin Ryan

From: Christine Harrison
Relation: Neice

Hi Thomas,

May fond memories of your father bring you comfort during this difficult time. My heart and prayers go out to you.

“A person that departs from the earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on”

From: Charlie James
Relation: Brother

Thomas I am so sorry for your loss, it is a heavy heart that we all share with you for the loss of George. He was loved by you and he loved you and that is a great gift that you both shared.

From: Kelly Andrew
Relation: Cousin


I send my love and condolences to you and your family.

I have many fond memories and always enjoyed the times we spent together at Grandma’s house, whether we were boating on the lake, playing street hockey, golfing (or at least trying to), or simply just lounging around.

I hope you’re holding up – just remember that your dad was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

I am here if you need anything.

With love,

From: Sunni
Relation: Dear friend

There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think of you George! You gave me so much insight of how to handle things out of my control. Your passing so suddenly stunted me, but I hear word words ringing in my heart. You left …. but I will always hold you close ❤️❤️❤️

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