Jim Ayearst

Born in Quebec, then moved to work and retire in Beautiful BC, Jim peacefully passed away in early April with the sunshine on his face and a few loved ones at his side. Jim fought a long battle with cancer and finally won the right to eternally ride his Moto Guzzi (no pain & no rain) with all his brothers, John, Morley and David. Jim’s remaining brothers Bill, Lou and Ron will miss their weekly chats as well as (cousins) Janet and Glen. Jim left, Betty, “The Love of his Life” together for 29 years, enjoying so much music and magic mixed with RVing & bike adventures. Jim will be so missed by daughter Leah, sons, Adam & Ryan, grandsons Alex and Hendrix plus nieces and nephews. Following a decade of drumming in an Eastern Rock Band, Jim worked in road building and running BIG machines (Drag Line in Ft. McMurray), building BC logging roads plus local trucking. Everyone knew Jim as a great guy with a witty sense of humor, an inner spirit plus a positive Will to never quit.

Wonderful support from all our kind, caring neighbours plus heartfelt thanks to CDH Staff - Dr. W.J. Pewarchuk, Dr. V. Masuda, Dr. A. Wilhelm, Dr. Jean-Marie Wilson, Kim and her special Chemo nurses plus Barb in ICU. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society greatly appreciated.


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Jim Ayearst

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Ron Conway

30 April 2021

Our deepest sympathy to Betty and Family over the loss of Jim.
Although we only made contact with Jim, a year or so ago, there were numerous phone calls and messages back and forth updating our time growing up and work careers. Truly appreciate Jim accepting me into the fold, and will always have fond memories of our brief time communicating by Phone and Social Media. Although we had plans to meet, we were never able to do so, but will always cherish the memories of the short time we did share.

Ron and Sandra Conway

Lyall Davis

26 April 2021

Hi. I'm the son of one of Jim's best friends, Lynn Davis. I only met Jim once or twice, and one of those times was when he helped me with a film I was producing at the time. He ended up performing in the short. Here is the link to the film:

shows up after the 3 minute mark in the film along with his brother, Dave, who was also there to help out. They really, really made the film one of my most favorite moments of my life and I will never forget it. Thanks Jim!

Janet Clarke

26 April 2021

Jimmy is one of the Best Humans I have ever met! His sense of humour was the best. I loved to cut his hair and listen to his stories, he certainly had great hair even the “ chemo curls” ! I will miss him dearly❤️ My heart goes out to you Betty you fought a very tough fight every step of the way sticking right by his side. My condolences to you and the rest of your family!

Love you Always

Gary & Mary Droege

26 April 2021

Mary and I are saddened to hear of Jim's passing but will fondly hold dear many memories of the good times we had with both Betty and Jim over the many years of our friendship. We know how much Jim enjoyed life, motorcycles, and being a great husband and companion to his friend and family.

Ali Lewis

17 April 2021

Betty, Leah, Adam and Ryan,

Sending my love and support after hearing of the passing of Jim. I will be eternally grateful for Jim and Betty's visit that week of the Shawville Fair which gave us a chance to get to eachother. Jim was so supportive after my mother died. He such is a wonderful man with a beautiful spirit.

Love, Ali Lewis

Wayne Bamford

16 April 2021

My deepest condolences to family and friends. I first met Jim in about 1981 working with him and his brothers Morley and Dave when they moved to the Island. We remained good friends from that point on sharing our love for music and motorcycles. Jim will be remembered for his sense of humour and his great stories. One of the things I admired most about Jim was he never had a bad word to say about anyone and seemed to live by the adage that if you couldn't say something nice then say nothing at all. I will miss him greatly and deeply regret that we didn't get that last ride in together.

Joan Wilson

16 April 2021

I went to Onslow Intermediate School, Quyon, Quebec, with both Jimmy and David. I remember them both as sensitive, caring boys, with big hearts. One year Jimmy got my name for a Christmas present and gave me a beautiful tiny chrystal Bambi. He was concerned that it was not good enough, I thought it was lovely.
When I wrote lyrics and played the recording at school, David was encouraging, and kind; even though the record was sung by a not so good crooner.
My sincere condolences to all Jimmy's family. I remember Jimmy and David fondly as very special.

cynthia lapierre

15 April 2021

My sympathy to his family..i met jimmy when he came home to quyon to visit his good friend laurie stafford..he was a likeable person and had the best sense of in peace jimmy

Alvin and Debbie Johnston

15 April 2021

Our condolances to all. Alvin knew all the boys .