November 16th 1938 – April 19th 2011
Robert James Long, always known as Jim, was born in Endeavor, Saskatchewan and has resided in Terrace BC since 1965. For over 35 years Jim built his career in Terrace’s logging industry as a well-respected & highly regarded faller. Jim enjoyed many happy years building his life & family here in northern BC and was also known to play as hard as he worked in his younger years. Jim Long definitely loved to work – but ‘Jim-Bob- or ‘Prairie-chicken’ also loved a good party afterwards. Camping, hunting, and trips to the homeland with friends and family were also some of his favorite pastimes. Jim was a very proud family man whose work ethic was immeasurable and whose family will always be grateful for the long and hard days he worked to provide for them. A farmer at heart, Jim was also exceptional in the garden and we will be reminded of our loss this summer and fall as he always had plenty of extras from his gardens to share with others. Jim Long was a man who had a strong appreciation for the simpler things in life and who shared a special affinity with children and animals alike. ‘Papa Jim’ loved kids, and related or not, all the kids seemed to love Papa Jim. With a smile as genuine as his heart and who loved to make others laugh, Jim Long is sure to be missed by many.
Although Jim’s time seems too soon & our questions remain unanswered, we must remember that it is a lifetime – not a moment – that defines a man. A special spirit, he will be greatly missed.
Jim was predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Sharon (Scebenski) Long, his parents Bob & Grace Long, and younger brother Donald (Ivis) Long. ‘Dad’ will be missed by daughters Cam (Todd) Bellamy & Sherry (Shane) Swanson and son, Scott (Lisa) Long. ‘Papa Jim’ will be missed by his beloved grandchildren, Gage, Nicole, Megan, Rylan & Tristan. Also sadly missed by siblings: June Howe, Laura (Don) Wiley, George (Deanna) Long, Shirley (Alfred) Tuttosi & Lil (Harry) Karcha; as well as many nieces & nephews. Survived by Roxy Dempster and Mike (Ashley) VanderMeulen.
Jim’s family would like to thank everyone for their loving support during this most difficult time.