James Wilson Moffat

19 July , 193528 November , 2018


Jim was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and moved to B.C. in 1967 with his wife Joan and their children. Educated in Winnipeg, Jim worked with Westcoast Transmission as an Electrical Instrument Technician for 27 years. He leaves, in deep sorrow, his wife of 63 years, Joan; his daughters Laureen and Carol (Mike); his son Brad (Paula); and his six heartbroken grandchildren Carly (Mike) and Alexis (Taylor), Kenrick and Kelsey, Kaleb and Hailey (Gordon).

Jim was, first and foremost, a committed and loving family man who was securely grounded in reality. He was a loyal friend and a respected colleague. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed skiing, cycling, curling, and travel. After retiring, Jim was honoured to be a volunteer driver for the Freemasons’ Cancer Van Program for several years. His brilliant, ever present wit was unique and enjoyed by all who loved him. He will be sadly missed by many extended family members and long-time dear friends.

Jim had an extremely positive attitude, particularly during his long struggle with mesothelioma. We will miss his wisdom and subtle guidance in our daily lives. A special thanks to all the doctors, nurses, care aids, and volunteers that supported Jim over the last several years.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Mary and John Moffat, his brother Jack (Marg), and his sister Doreen Bryan (Les).

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Kamloops Hospice or the RIH Cancer Clinic.

There will be a celebration of Jim’s life in the New Year.


James Wilson Moffat

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Jane Waters

12 December 2018

Dear Joan, Carol, Laureen, Brad and families,

Our little homes on Blueberry Bay seem so long ago and far away. Memories do start to fade but it only takes one look at Jim’s smiling face, and the memory of his laughter, to bring back those wonderful years.

As a child, I always admired the joy in your home, and the wonderful love and happiness you all shared. I cannot recall ever seeing Jim without a smile on his face, especially when he was with beautiful Joan and his family.

Keeping you all in my prayers.
My deepest condolences,

(Carol) Jane Waters
ps. After 52 years, my mom finally admitted I really was named after Carol,...or at least, she borrowed the name from Joan!

Doug Cline

11 December 2018

I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My strongest memory of our times together are traveling through the snow in a red and white Westcoast Transmission GMC (always faster than a Chevy) going to or coming from a compressor station. The hospitality I received from Jim and Joan at their house and the occasional sleep over, are things I will never forget. I will miss him.

Laura&Laurent Teissier

11 December 2018

Dear Joan and family

We're very sad about the news that Jim has passed away.
Our sincere condolences for you all in this difficult time.
We only have great memories about Jim. He was such a wonderful man, always full of enrergy and cheerful with a lot of humor!
We wish you all lots off strength to deal with this great loss!

lots of love from Holland from Laurent &Laura

David & Betty Anne McCallum

10 December 2018

I remember one company Christmas dinner when we stayed over in Kamloops over night and Jim and Joan invited us to have breakfast with them. We arrived the next day and Jim made an awesome egg omelet (or whatever) in the oven. Lovely breakfast and good company. Jim was always friendly and helpful to those around him. He will certainly be missed by many. Our condolences to Joan and the family. Love and prayers from Dave and Betty Anne McCallum

Fred & Bonnie March

7 December 2018

Dear Joan & Family,
Our entire family is hurting along with you and your's.

Jim was always loved and will continue to be in our minds forever.

On a lighter note Jim promised me (Fred) decades ago that if he passed on first I would get his left handed golf clubs and his tool belt. His charm and wit spell bound us.

Your loving friends always,
Fred, Bonnie & Family

Denise & Dan Douglas

6 December 2018

Dear Laureen, Joan and Family,
How sorry I was to read of your Dad's passing. Even though it has been years I still fondly remember his humour and teasing. Your family is so very close so I pray that you find comfort with one another and joy in sharing his memory.
Much Love
Denise and Dan

James Moffat

6 December 2018

My sincere condolences Joan, wishing you peace in the days ahead. When you are ready, let’s go in the studio and paint.

Thinking of you,
Maureen Light

Alain Cordonier

5 December 2018

Condolences to all your family on the passing of your dad, husband, and grandpa. I especially remember his smiling face on the ski hill. Alain Cordonier

Doug Kuntz

5 December 2018

I will never forget Jim's absolute joy in everything he did. He had a love of life that was beyond compare. Always smiling - and always mischievous!
There are only birdies and pars ahead Jim. And all the ice cream is filled with Rollo's!!
The very best to all the Moffats.

Edson & Betty Joyce

5 December 2018

Joan and Family,

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Having spent most of my working years on jobs with Jim has me and my family left with special lifetime memories.

Betty & Edson