James Wilfred WARNER

June 26, 1950 – April 6, 2012

Jim passed away suddenly of a heart attack at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC, where he resided.

Jim was predeceased by his father, Wilfred Warner; mother, Edith Orchard (Warner); stepfather, Charles Orchard; and brother, Robert Warner.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Mary of 37 years; son, Aaron; daughter, Alena (Carl); brother, Vic Warner (Linda) and stepsister, Jean Edmondson. He is also survived by many friends and extended family members throughout Canada.

Jim was born in Miami, Manitoba and moved to BC as an infant with his parents and two brothers. Jim completed his schooling in Chilliwack and then joined the military in 1970. He served in Victoria where he met and married Mary.

He received his degree from Royal Military College in 1984 and retired as an EME captain in 1994. After extensive moves with the military, the family retired to Victoria.

Jim’s love of music served him well in the military and in retirement where he played Oboe in the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra and the 5th regimental band. Jim’s other hobbies were motorcycles which he repaired and rode, building controlled planes, remodeling houses and fishing. He also enjoyed helping family and friends with his extensive knowledge of just about everything. He will be missed!

Services were previously held in Victoria, BC on April 14, 2012 at Our Lady of Rosary Church.

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