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the mountains; he had a deep appreciation for nature. He was at his generous
best taking people out in his boat and sharing with them his love of the
coast, exploring the Broughton Archipelago, Echo Bay, Telegraph Cove and
the abundant wildlife and rich cultural heritage of the area. He and Marianne,
along with old friends, built a cabin getaway on Galiano Island called
Fiddlesticks. He and Marianne also built a cabin at Mt. Cain, a North Island
ski hill with incredible powder, glorious views and a strong sense of community.
Skiing down its open bowls and through its cedar trees, Jeff was
In the end, even Jeff’s great love of life could not keep at bay the lung
cancer, and then the brain tumours, he developed. After a long fight, the
doctors ran out of treatment options. He was in pain and there was little
quality of life left. He had perhaps a few more months to live, filled with
suffering. He made the brave decision to go with doctor-assisted dying, taking
back control and a measure of dignity. He died on September 15, 2017
in his Sointula home, with his wife and son beside him, surrounded, as he
was in life, by love.
The Honourable James William Jardine
Jim left behind two intertwined families: his first wife Heather and their
two beautiful daughters, Julie and Erin; his current wife of many years Nola
and their two sons, Drew and Ian; as well as his four beloved granddaughters,
Tessa, Sofie, Sadie and Hollie. He also left behind the rest of us, a multitude
of extended family and friends. And for most of us he left a huge void
in our lives: Jim was a huge personality.
Many people skate, glide or walk through life, but Jim marched through
life, mowing down any obstacle in his path—and we mean that in a good
way. He loved life, he loved people, he adored his family and he loved to
Jim was born on September 2, 1947 and was a lifelong Vancouverite. He
attended John Oliver High School and then Simon Fraser University,
obtaining a degree in history.