MUIR ~ James
Jim passed away peacefully on January 14th, 2008 at the age of 96. He was born in Scotland on May 1, 1911 and moved to England before World War II to train as a psychiatric nurse. It was there that he met his wife Edith, and he later returned with her to Scotland where they raised their three daughters. On retirement, Jim and Edith immigrated to Canada and Jim continued his psychiatric nursing for ten more years at Colony Farm. Jim loved music and was a longtime member of the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra where he played first violin. In Maple Ridge, he played trumpet for the Community Band. Jim’s other passion was golf, and he and Edith were both members of the Maple Ridge Golf Club. Jim lived life to the fullest, being an active member of the Haney Presbyterian Church, the Masons and the Legion, and taking up boating, curling, and bowling later in life. He also loved his weekly coffee sessions with the “Senators”. Predeceased by his wife Edith, he is survived by his daughters Christina (John), Loretta and Susan (Ken), many grandchildren, some great grand- children, and a great-great grandchild. We would like to thank the staff of Holyrood Manor and Dr. Grist for their care and respectful treatment of our father. He was a man of great integrity. A service will be held on Monday, January 21st at 1:00 pm at the Haney Presbyterian Church, 11858 – 216th Street, Maple Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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