It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James David Hall. Born in Toronto Ontario on the 2nd of May, 1943, Jim was the eldest son of Vivian Percy (Pat) Hall and Helen Isobel Burns.
As a young man he moved from Ontario to B.C with his family and attended school in Terrace, graduating from Skeena High School in 1960. He worked for a time as a draftsman for Bob’s Welding, and Columbia Cellulose here in Terrace then moved back to Ontario where he became one of the top illustrators for the Ontario Ministry of Lands and Forests. He and his wife moved back to Terrace in the early 1980’s where Jim obtained employment in the publishing industry.
Jim was very active in the RCAC 747 Squadron where he became an Officer Cadet and worked as the camp-out co-ordinator. He also was a valued member of the Terrace Pipes and Drums Society where he learned to play both the bagpipes and the bass drum. He was one of the earliest members of the Local Black Powder Club and his knowledge of antique weapons was extensive.
He was a talented artist and musician and loved to spend time with his friends from the various Blue Grass bands in the area.
After a brief battle with cancer he passed away quietly at 0700 on 17th of October 2013.
Jim is survived by his wife Joanne and his son Michael, and brothers Don (Christine) and Pat (Laurie), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Pat and Helen and his sister Karen.
His family would like to express their very great appreciation for all of the consideration and assistance from the doctors and staff of Mills Memorial Hospital as well as the unending support from the local Cancer Society volunteers. And thanks to all of his many friends who helped in so many ways.
We will miss him terribly. He was our hero.