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JAMES (JIM) BUCHANAN ARGUE
Born: Mar 22, 1920
Date of Passing: Jan 10, 2010Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JAMES (JIM) BUCHANAN ARGUE It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of James (Jim) B. Argue of Summerland, BC on January 10, 2010 at the age of 89. Surrounded by the love of his entire family, James (Jim) was guided to heaven with angels at his side, after experiencing complications from a recent surgery. Survived by his loving family, two sons, Richard (Dawn) of Sherwood Park, AB and James Brent (Terri) of Edmonton, AB; he also leaves five grandchildren, Chelsea, Scott, and Cameron and James (Melissa) Argue and Jacqueline (Chris) Cairns; three great-grandchildren, Cole and Emry Cairns and James Bradley Argue. Sadly predeceased by his first wife, Jean Dobson, mother of Richard and James and second wife, Ruth Fuller Argue. Also predeceased by his two sisters Nora Setter of Penticton, BC, Marion McGillivray of Toronto, ON and sisters-in-law, Molly and Dorothy Dobson of Winnipeg, MB. Jim was born in the family farmhouse in Elgin, Manitoba March 22, 1920 and received his basic education in the Elgin school house. He worked on the farm after finishing high school until he enlisted in the R.C.A.F. at the outbreak of the Second World War where he became a flight instructor. After the end of the war and over 2000 flying hours without a scratch on a wing tip, Flight Lieutenant Argue transferred to the Class E Reserves but was never called to service again. He went on to graduate from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1948. It was in 1949 that he married Jean Dobson of Winnipeg. Jim had joined Great West Life Assurance Company in Winnipeg in 1948 in the Mortgage and Real Estate Division where he spent his entire career until retiring in Vancouver in 1985. Throughout his tenure with GWL he met and maintained so many lifelong, great friendships. When his beloved Jean passed away in 1987, he relocated to Summerland to be closer to his sister which is when he met Ruth Fuller whom he married in 1989. In his retirement years he finally found the time to devote to golf and travel. Jim also spent years volunteering in his community with the Summerland Air Cadets and the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs of Summerland. He was a member of Masonic Lodge since the mid 1950s and was an active member of St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Summerland. He was a gentle, caring man who above all, loved his family and was loyal to the end to his friends. His passing has left a void in our hearts. Interments to follow in the spring at Ocean View Cemetery in Vancouver, BC and Millarville, AB for his eternal rest with Jean and Ruth which was his desire.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 22, 2010
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