After a valiant battle against cancer, Jim Potter Sr. surrendered on Sunday, January 14th, 2007 and so began the great journey. Jim was born on March 12th, 1935 in St. Boniface, Manitoba and was raised in Thunderbay, Ontario. As a young man he worked for Shaw’s Bakery. He ventured west to Chilliwack with his family in 1977 and worked for the CN railway. In fulfillment of a dream he opened the coffee shop Robins Donuts and enjoyed the company of customers and employees.
In better days dad loved fishing, camping, hunting, snowmobiling and being with his family. As time passed he also enjoyed bowling, bingo, and fun trips to the casino. He became a gentle and courageous caregiver to his wife of 37 years until her passing with alzheimers disease in 1995. His special friend Barb Corbett gratefully enriched his life in later years.
His wife Doris, brothers Bobby, Wayne and sister Valerie predeceased him and no doubt there has been a great reunion!
He will be dearly missed by his son, Jim (Darcy) Potter, daughter Clara (Rick) Boulanger, grandchildren Josh, Jesilyn, Brook, Brielle, and Justin; brothers Chuck (Lee) Amor, Ronnie (Darlene); sisters Eleanor (Don), Nancy, and Barbara.
We would like to thank all the family in Thunderbay who lovingly supported dad through his treatment as well as the wonderful nursing and support staff on Unit #3 at Chilliwack General Hospital. In his final days dad was blessed to have compassionate care in Cascade Lodge and the love of his family and friends.
If dad could, he would bid you all a fond and final, “Too da le do!”