James Misztal, Chilliwack BC, passed away suddenly on Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Chilliwack General Hospital. Jim’s professional career spanned many years in the Engineering – Forestry industry. His career entailed much travel throughout North America. Jim’s first passion was his fly-fishing, next came his espalier trees, gardening, mason bees and woodworking. Jim was known by many people and by his professional peers, as a brilliant, thoughtful and kind individual whose handshake could build empires.
He was a man of honesty and conviction, a dedicated worker who carried well the weight of his responsibilities and believed in the integrity of the laws of man and God.
Jim was a humanitarian who never wished anything in return for helping those many individuals who called upon him for his assistance. He loved to teach, and taught many fishing seminars, wrote books, built fishing rods, landing nets, prams, tied flies and worked on custom cars. Jim unselfishly shared his knowledge with others for most of his life time. This is the first time in Jim’s long-tenured relationship with his wife, that he has left her side.
Jim, a loving and compassionate husband, is survived by, E. Johnstone “EJ”, his wife of 44 years. Jim will be greatly missed by EJ, his friends, professional peers, fishing companions and those whose lives he has touched with his wisdom, grace, generosity and humanity.
If so desired, memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Jim’s name would be appreciated.
Online condolences can be left at www.WoodlawnFH-MtCheam.com