James Markland Yeomans

21 February, 195624 October, 2021

James Markland Yeomans, of Lone Butte, British Columbia, passed away on Sunday October 24, 2021, in his 65th year, after his battle with cancer.

Jim was born February 21, 1956 in Banff, Alberta and was the 3rd of 6 children. Growing up, he was a natural athlete who loved skiing and a talented musician who loved playing the trumpet.

He served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years and was stationed on the HMCS Provider among other ships, where he had the opportunity to see much of the world! Jim was stationed in several locations including Esquimalt in the west, and Halifax in the east.

After his retirement, he relocated to the BC interior and spent time in Canoe, Scotch Creek and 100 Mile House, where he worked in construction. In 2019, her married Vera Wijnant and moved to the country where they raised goats, sheep, chickens and rabbits, and where they planned to live happily ever after. Jim loved the outdoors and thrived in the country lifestyle.

Loving husband of Vera (Wijnant), newly-weds of two years. Son of Helen and Newt Yeomans of Kelowna. Brother and brother-in-law of Gordon and Zai, Gail and Jim, Bob and Brenda, Ron and Sophie and Nancy and Shannon. He will be missed by his many nieces, nephews and great nephews, extended family members and his many friends.

Predeceased by his first wife, Sylvia (McManamna).

A Celebration of Life is being planned for 2022.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Devina Putri

6 November 2021

Having a great time with Grandpa.

Devina Putri

6 November 2021

We’re glad that our paths had crossed, more importantly that Cahaya and Nia got to know the caring and loving Grandpa Jim.
We are forever grateful for the moments we get to cherish and remember. Thank you for being part of our little family Grandpa Jim xxx.

Much Much Love,
Albert, Devina, Cahaya and Nia

Diane Wilson

5 November 2021

I met Jim through my dear friend Vera. He was a kind, loving man and was willing to give anyone a hand. I enjoyed his company and conversations. His smile would light up the room. I am honored to have had his presence in my life. Rest in peace my friend you are deeply missed 💔

May and Keith Tobin

2 November 2021

Jim was a friend, a family a brother to us. Very caring, loving, respectful, trustworthy honest. He takes care of my house when I am not around. Winter of 2020, I accidentally locked myself out the house, because I forgot my keys inside my commercial building, it was very cold and I can’t go to the house or the building and I was in panic, I realized I gave a duplicate of a keys to Jim since 2018, so I called him and I told him my situation, considering he lives a bit far away from me, but he came with Vera within minutes to let me in to my house house. Bro, wherever you are, I hope you are ok and not suffering anymore. Until we meet again. We love you and MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. You will be miss but not forgotten ✝️🙏🏻 May and Keith Tobin

Paul Lafleur

1 November 2021

Jim, you were such a wonderful, selfless caregiver to Aunt Sylvia for the duration of her illnesses, placing her needs above all else. Additionally, your generosity to other members of the Family was unsurpassed. Your actions will always be remembered, as will the positive influence you had on others which will continue to live on. You lived a rich and meaningful life and those who knew you are better off for the experience. RIP, Jim, you will be sorely missed by many...

Paul Lafleur & Vanessa Prentice-Lafleur

Gail Gainer

30 October 2021

One of my fondest memories of my brother Jim comes from years ago when we lived together in an old house in Calgary. He drove to work every morning in his beat up old Ford Cortina. There were no cup holders or travel mugs in those days. Jim would zoom off steering with his left hand and holding a full mug of coffee and shifting gears with his right hand. No one else would have made it to the end of the block without spilling that coffee but Jim drove all over town and made it look easy.

Cindy Milliron

30 October 2021

I didn’t know Jim well, I got to know him some when he was stationed near Victoria when he’d visit with my mom and dad. He and Sylvia stayed in my parents house for a couple years while they travelled the country. He was fun to be around. I’m sorry he didn’t have more years with Vera and am thankful he had a new live in his life. You’ll be missed Jim

Rizza Pimienta

29 October 2021

Years ago, I moved to 100 Mile and met Jim (and Sylvia) thru work and through the years, i got to be really close to both of them. I always referred to them as my "Canadian parents." They always made sure that I was ok,they would bring me lunch at work, share recipes, invite me over for dinner, bring me birthday presents and Christmas gifts and all the stuff that parents do for their daughter. I saw how devasated Jim was when Sylvia passed away so I was so happy when he met Vera. I saw him smile again and get excited with life again. When I found out about his diagnosis, I cried and then I distanced myself because I got scared. I got scared that i was also going to lose him, just like Sylvia.Days before I found out about Jim's passing, I had a dream about Sylvia, she was asking me to check on Jim. I didn't get a chance to call him right away. I was going to call him after work then I got the terrible news. I will always regret not making that phone call, not being able to talk to Jim one last time,not being able to tell him how much he (and Sylvia) meant to me. We love you and we will miss you Jim! And I promise to love Vera as much as I loved you and Sylvia❤️

Nancy Wandler

28 October 2021

Jim was married to Sylvia for 34 years. They had a lot of laughter and love. Here is the last photo I have of them, about one month before she passed away.

I am so grateful that he found Vera and had so much love and joy again.

Nancy Wandler

28 October 2021

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