Merritt Funeral Chapel

2113 Granite Avenue, Merritt, BC



September 11, 1945April 21, 2020

Jim Mountford

Mr. James Mountford passed away suddenly in Merritt BC on April 21st, 2020 at 74 years of age. He is lovingly remembered by his wife Pearl, son Gordon (Jodie), and daughter Tanya. He will be sadly missed by his 4 granddaughters, his grandson, numerous nieces and nephews, as well as extended family members. He was predeceased by his mother, father and sister. Jim spent his working career in mining which took him to many parts of the world. He was known for his great sense of humour and was always there to help family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


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



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Faye Neuman

May 21, 2020

Farewell to a wonderful friend and colleague. Taken too soon. Together with Rick in the happy fishing grounds. From the family of Rick Neuman; Faye, Nicole and Traci.

Wilmer & Penny Byron

May 8, 2020

To Pearl and your family, we send our deepest sympathy in the loss of you husband, father & grandfather. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. We first met you in 1971 when we moved to Princeton and always remember the many laughs we shared with you. It was always nice to meet you here in Penticton if we happened to be in the same store at the same time. Jim will be remembered by many and may your memories of him keep him forever alive in your hearts. May you all have a Peace in your hearts.
Penny & Willie Byron

Tanya Mountford

May 1, 2020

Too many memories to list! Dad, you were always there to listen, or lend your shoulder. A hug from you could make some of the hurt disappear, and a smile from you could lift my heart. When you told me you were proud of me, you made my heart sing!
I am going to miss you so much! The fishing, stories, playing the guitar and listening to your own rendition of the lyrics making us all laugh. Your “two-finger” rule when mixing a drink, calling every cat I own Oscar. My best memory of you though will always be when you told me “I love you kid”.

Heather Bishop

April 29, 2020

Condolences to Pearl, and the Mountford family. Everyone will miss Jim's humor which he was very good at. I distinctly remember him in school pestering the girls, but we got even with him. RIP Jim.

Cameron Rankin

April 29, 2020

Our neighbour for 10 years the only
Person our dog ever bit while he was pushing my sister on a swing she was laughing and squealing and many other memories Rest In Peace Jim

Scott Mitchell

April 28, 2020

So saddened by the news, sending our love. Scott, Tanya and Max


April 27, 2020

I have many great memories with the Mountford family. My favorite memory of Jim is when his mom died. I used to go every morning and walk to school with Gord. One morning I went and the car was gone and no one was at home. A couple of days went by and still no one home. It snowed and I cleared my walk, and Gord was not home yet so I also cleared his walk. Finally the family returned home; I remember Jim asking me, "Did you shovel my walk?" I said, "Yes". He didn't say anything but hugged me. What a great man...he was loved by many and will be missed. RIP Jim till we meet again... Teunis

Lisa Chenier

April 27, 2020

So many loving memories of Uncle Jim. The goofy smile on his face when we would meet, digging in his garden, going fishing, dancing to the music Papa would play. Too many to list, but so many are happy memories. He will be dearly missed.

George Shehata

April 27, 2020

Jim was one of the most pleasant people I have met throughout my career. Always a pleasure to talk to with a kind demeanor and abundance of knowledge to share.
Despite knowing Jim for a relatively short time, he will be dearly missed. May the Lord bless his loved ones with abundant peace.

George Shehata

Paul McVey

April 27, 2020

Pearl, I was so saddened to hear of Jim's sudden passing. It brought back so many memories of Anne's passing, and how much support that you and Jim provided to me at that time. I wish that I could do more for you. Thinking of you and all of the family during these challenging times. Deepest sympathies from myself and Norma too. Jim will be missed by so many.

Paul McVey and family


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