After diagnosis with ALS in 2014, Jim lost his ability to do the physical things that he did before, but that did not change the person he was on the inside. During his life, Jim was always surrounded by so many people and everyone who met him loved him. He was always selfless, in the way he showed interest in how everyone else was doing and what was happening in their lives. Gardening was something Carol (Jim’s wife) and Jim enjoyed doing together. He had such admiration for the beauty in flowers and gardening. Jim was always smelling every rose he came upon. Many family vacations were taken to the Okanagan with his wife, children and grandchildren. His family remembers him as always the first one in the water and the one who stayed the longest. For Christmas, Carol had memory bears made out of special articles of Jim’s clothing for each of Jim’s children and grandchildren so everyone had their own special keepsake to keep close, when a loved one becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure.