Jim (James Blair) Westerman

Jim (James Blair) WESTERMAN

March 20, 1950 – February 10, 2008

Jim was a dedicated and loving husband and dad. He died unexpectedly February 10, 2008, a few hours before he and his wife Darlene (nee Lamperd) were to fly to Vancouver. Jim was looking forward to a week with his daughters, Meghan and Caitlin, and family friends. He was so proud of them all. He was thrilled with his new home on Old Remo, running the tractor, cleaning up the pond, and making plans.

Jim was born in Montreal, on March 20, 1950 to Ted (Edwin) and Olive

(Murray) Westerman. He spent his youth moving between Ontario, Quebec, PEI and Nova Scotia, considered home until settling in Terrace BC in 1985. He is survived by his sisters, Peggy (Margaret) Schneider (Larry) and Diane (Murray) Alls (Al), extended family, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews in Ontario and Nova Scotia, and so many wonderful friends.

Even more than fishing, Jim loved people, swapping stories and teasing. He was committed to making the world a better place: helping out at community events, volunteering on various community committees and numerous NDP campaigns because he believed in fairness and equity, always advocating for others. He loved working at Birchwood Residence where he felt so valued and respected by the “team” – his other family! He wanted the men and women he cared for to become well again.

Thanks to the Ambulance Service staff who did their best. Thanks to Edith and the staff at MacKay’s Funeral Home, Charlie Meek, friends Mark Forsythe, Benita, Doug, Les, Janet, brothers Dave and Don for making Jim‘s service meaningful.

Our deepest thanks to all of you who have cradled us in your arms: for your loving thoughts and beautiful gifts of flowers, food and help.

Your love sustains us.

Darlene, Meghan and Caitlin