James Joseph (Jim) Bede passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke B.C. on September 19, 2014, at the age of 77 years. Prayers will be recited at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Revelstoke, BC, on Friday September 26, 2014, at 7 pm Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Aaron de Dios officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, Revelstoke, B.C. Pallbearers will be Chris Delorme, Randy Henyecz, Andrew Todd Henyecz, Gilbert Bede, Paul Bede and Troy Henyecz.
Jim was born on June 23, 1937, in Revelstoke where he resided all of his life. Jim worked as a Brakeman/Conductor for the CPR for 45 years without taking a single sick day off. As well he achieved a perfect safety record with the CPR.
He enjoyed gardening and spent many hours tending to his vegetables and flowers of which he was very proud.
He will be deeply missed by his sister Gizella Henyecz and numerous nieces and nephews.
Thank you for all the wonderful care and compassion received from Doctor Leslie and Hospital Staff at Queen Victoria Hospital.
Jim is survived by his sister Gizella Henyecz of Revelstoke as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to Jim’s family by viewing his obituary at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.