James Bruce Paisley
21 August , 1931 – 7 June , 2019
Jim Paisley passed away at Langley Lodge on Friday, June 7, 2019 at the age of 87 years.
James Bruce Paisley was born August 21, 1931 in Grandview, Manitoba. Jim was the son of George and Isabella Paisley(nee Dingwall) and is predeceased by brothers Earl and Dale and sister, Betty Storey. He received his education at Tamarisk School. Jim met Eleanor Erven while she was studying to become a Registered Nurse in Dauphin, Manitoba. Jim and Eleanor were married on July 6, 1957 and farmed near Grandview, Manitoba.
Jim is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Eleanor and his 3 children; Brenda (Darrell), Bob (Margie) and Dave (Teresa) His surviving grandchildren are Tracy, Stephen and Meagan. Jim was predeceased by his youngest granddaughter, Melaina, in 2018.
Jim, spent many hours hunting and square dancing. In his younger days he loved to fly his airplane, play baseball and enjoyed travelling with his sons to hockey games. Jim loved animals, playing cards and living in the country. Jim was an active member of the Masons Lodge for many years.
After retirement in 2010, Jim and Eleanor moved into the town of Grandview, Manitoba where they lived for seven years. They later relocated to Langley, BC to live closer to their children.
Jim had a great sense of humour and many friends. He said he had a good life with no regrets. He will be missed by all his loving family.
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James Bruce Paisley
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22 June 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this time .
Blessings Jean and Bill Burgess
20 June 2019
Thinking of you all at this time! One of my foundiest memories is of Jim and my dad playing ball together at the Tamarisk picnic. After a hard fought semi final game, Jim’s team had advanced to the finals. It was a very warm day and to cool off we all went down to the creek at your Grandma’s for a swim. Your dad in his tightie whities swam over to the big Culvert that went under the road and climbed up in it and stood with his arms and legs spread eagle like as if holding up the culvert. He let out a huge Tarzan like roar, with that wonderful laugh and smile of his. They lost later that day in the finals, a very passionate match. I’ll never forget their determination to win against a much stronger opponent and the joy they shared having played together, losing with pride and dignity. It was one of the last times i saw my dad play competitively.
All my love to Eleanor, Brenda, Bob, Dave and all the families.
18 June 2019
Elenor, Bob, Brenda and David and families. Sorry to here about Jim My heart goes out to you all. I have tons of great memories from times spent at the farm and traveling to Hockey and Ball games and tournaments in the van. Many of these were life's firsts, driving vehicles, farm equipment, hunting and shooting.
Get Bob to tell the story of the scar on his foot and how the hole was explained to his Dad and Mom.
Cherish those around you, share your hugs, your tears and all of life's moments. Thinking of Jim and you all, Warren