Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC


James Murray Steenson

May 1, 1956September 30, 2019

On the afternoon of September 30, 2019 we lost our brother, uncle and friend Jamie Steenson. Newly retired to Kamloops, we'd hoped for many more adventures with our beloved Jamie.

Jamie was predeceased by his mother and father Helen Steenson (née Smith) and Gordon Steenson. He is survived by his siblings Tricia Steenson (Allan Fedorak), Rob Steenson (Sue) and Tom Steenson. He is also survived by his nieces, nephews and grand nephews Jaimie Fedorak (Colton), Katie Fedorak (Kyle), Natalie Fedorak and Heather Keeping (Tim and sons Henry and Charlie), Kim Steenson, Mark Steenson, Dan Steenson (Jillesa) and Mike Steenson.

James Murray Steenson was born in Vancouver on May 1, 1956. His early years were characterized by many moves throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. As a young man, Jamie decided on a banking career, starting with RBC in North Vancouver. During the 1980s, he worked for the Alberta Treasury Branch in Alberta and Saskatchewan, then happily returned to Vancouver where he spent the remainder of his career working for (Edelweiss) Prospera Credit Union, retiring in June 2018.

Jamie loved to travel! He and his best friend Audrey saw Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Alaska, the BC Interior with Rocky Mountain Rail Tours, Portugal, South of France, London, back East to check out the iconic buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright, and most recently with the Breakfast Club gang he explored New York City. Jamie embraced new people and new learning with intelligence and enthusiasm, especially anything to do with history or architecture.

Jamie throughout his life was a conduit for family connections – keeping in regular contact with all of us and making sure we knew of his love and interest.

We are grateful for the compassion and care given to Jamie by the paramedic crew, RIH emergency and the ICU team.

A family memorial will be held at a later date.


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Julie Stephens

October 4, 2019

Such sad news, sending my thoughts and prayers to Jamie’s family and friends.

He was such a lovely kind gentleman and while I never worked directly with him, we sat together for a time. We shared a love of Thornton’s Toffee which I would bring him back from England when I went.

He will be sadly missed.

Bette Sterling

October 4, 2019

I have so many great memories while working with Jamie. He was kind, caring and thoughtful and had a great sense of humour. My sincere condolences to the family.

Jayne Taylor

October 3, 2019

I was so sorry to hear the sad news about Jamie. I had the privilege of working with Jamie for over 15 years. He was a kind soul, a gentleman and a scholar. To Audrey and Jamie's family, my sincerest condolences.

Cheryl Christensen

October 3, 2019

I am saddened to hear the news about Jaime. I had the pleasure to know him through our days working in the Credit Union system. I have not met a kinder soul than he. My sincerest condolences for your loss.