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Born: Jul 04, 1938

Date of Passing: Mar 29, 2021

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July 4, 1938 - March 29, 2021

It is with broken hearts and much sadness that we announce on March 29, 2021, the sudden passing of James Leslie Woods beloved husband of Joan; loving father of Michael, James and Kimberly; grandpa of David, Ryan, Jordan, John and Richard; and great-grandfather to 15 great-grandchildren. Jim will be deeply missed by his siblings Faith, Allan (Terry) Norman, Hugh, brother-in-law John, sister-in-law Karin, and many nephews and nieces. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Les and Anne Woods (Cassidy); his brothers, Gerry and George; twin sister Jane; brother-in-law Al; and nephew Garth.
Jim was born July 4, 1938 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He loved mechanics and worked with Air Canada for over 30 years; he was well respected in his profession and loved his job. His job with Air Canada took him from Winnipeg to Toronto, ON to Vancouver, BC. In 1969, he married his wife Joan, and they were together for over 52 years. They loved each other deeply and Joan is so very blessed to have had this amazing man by her side. He loved his family and this love was extended to all who he met. Jim also loved his dogs Jasmine and Buddy and was known to some as the dog whisperer. Joan and Jim moved to Kelowna, BC in 2006 and that is where they were currently residing.
Jim loved the Lord and all who knew him evidenced this in his gentle, kind, loving spirit. Most who came in contact with him will tell you he made a big impact on their lives. He was always willing to listen and his welcoming smile made you feel at ease.
Jim, I will miss your daily kisses and never ending love you surrounded me with. My friend, soul mate, partner, my everything, my BELOVED. Though my heart is broken and aches I will fill the heartache and void with my never ending memories of you, my precious Jim, until we meet again in heaven. -Joan
Joan wishes to express heartfelt thanks for the tremendous outpouring of messages, caring, meals, and love received from family, friends and neighbours, and she especially thanks her great group of friends (too many to name) who are surrounding her and uplifting her and the family during this very difficult time. She is also very thankful for her grandsons David and Jordan who are able to be at her side.
A celebration of Jim's amazing life will be held in Winnipeg later this year, with the date to follow, as well as a small gathering of close friends and family will celebrate Jim in Kelowna, also at a later date this year (both will depend on gathering guidelines and restrictions).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Kelowna SPCA,

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 10, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Jim was in our wedding party when Terry and I were wed June 13, 1959 Jim and I grew up together in Winnipeg on Alexander and Nora Street Joan Jim will rest in peace Tom & Terry Miller - Posted by: Tom & Terry Miller (Friend) on: Apr 10, 2021

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