On December 5, 2014 after a brief illness, Jim passed away peacefully surrounded by the thoughts and prayers of family and friends. Jim is survived by his wife Tammi, his sons Tyler and Travis, mom Marjorie, sister Cathy Scott (Martin, sons Miles and Graeme), sister in law Jodi Trovao (Tony, sons Connor and Ethan) and father in law George van Wilde Rode (Lynn). Sadly predeceased by his father Roy. A special thank you to Julie Loverin for her invaluable friendship and support. Thank you to the staff at KGH as well as Hospice House for the compassionate care Jim received. There will be no service by request; a get-together will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Jim’s memory to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6 or BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V4.
‘Jim is preparing the route for the next cycling adventure. This time he will meet you at the top, bozo’s.’