Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC


James Raymond FADER

May 11, 1961January 10, 2020

James (Jim) Fader Friday, 10 Jan 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Jan 10th at the age of 58 after a brief illness. A strong family man that loved adventures, fishing, camping, working on cars and stock car racing, Jim will be remembered for his great sense of humour by many and will be missed at Merritt Centennial Hockey games.

Jim was born and grew up in Windsor, Nova Scotia. In 1981 he moved to B.C. following his brother, and in 2006 to Merritt, B.C. where he worked at Murray GM and then to Alpha Design where he had become parts manager.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Heather, his son Brock (Rebecca), daughter Melissa (Aaron) Boone, grandchildren: Danika, Jaxon, Olivia and Addison. He was predeceased by his parents Raymond and Maggie Fader and sister Sandra.

He is also survived by his sisters Rae (Louis) Doucette, Maryanne (Jack) Morine, Lillian, Geraldine, Dorothy (Ron) Clarke, Pat, Christine and his brother Bill (Susanne), plus many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank everyone for all their support during this very difficult time and will announce a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Should any friends desire, donations may be made to the Nicola Valley Hospital Health Center.


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


James Raymond FADER

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Denis Penner

January 17, 2020

I worked with Jim for several years I n a gm parts department. One year he won a master managers award . Along with award a beautiful framed print of a parts person serving a customer was àlso included. Being a three man operation ,Jim orderd two more and told us, we deserved it just as much as himself. That's the kind of person he was. One of the funniest people I have ever met. Loved to hear his stories of back him in Windsor. Heather to you and the family, our deepest condolences

Donna Harrington

January 16, 2020

Jim and Heather are my next door neighbors. I was so sad to hear that he was ill and that he had passed. There will be many memories of over the fence and driveway discussions. My heart goes out to Heather and to the kids and grand kids. Man those little people loved their grampa. It was so neat to watch them hanging with him. Rest peacefully friend. Fly with the eagles!!

Caryl Moffat

January 13, 2020

I 1st met Jim & Heather at a Centennials game, myself and Joe had became billet family and we happen to have reserved seats beside them. Got some great stories from them both about their experiences billeting and the whole hockey operation. Jim had some interesting stories about growing up back east and his numerous trips back home! Will miss him! Deepest sympathy to Heather and their children and their families