Professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Northern British Columbia, passed away peacefully after a year-long battle with cancer in Prince George, BC on Friday, February 20, 2015. Jim had turned 63 this past December.
Jim will be sorely missed by his wife Brenda Guernsey, son Gary McDonald, daughter Jennifer Coleman, son-in-law Heath Coleman, his beloved grandchildren Danton, Ethen, Cedar, April, and Celeste, his brothers Barrett (Joan), Brian (Renee), sister Joan Baudic (Jim), his many nieces and nephews and extended family. Jim will be no less missed by all of his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and extended family at Kitsumkalum, BC. Deeply missed also by Cassie and all the dogs he’s loved before.
A Celebration of life for Dr. James (Jim) McDonald will be held at Kitsumkalum Community Hall on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm (doors open at 12:00 pm). Internment will take place at Kitsumkalum Cemetery. An Honoring Banquet will be held at the Kitsumkalum Community Hall starting at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:00 pm).
On Friday, March 6, 2015 The University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, BC will be celebrating Jim at the University Atrium from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a light reception. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made towards a bursary to be set up in the name of Dr. James McDonald. Details will be posted on the UNBC Department of Anthropology website.