JAMES HENRY EAST

EAST, JAMES HENRY

In loving memory of Jim East, who passed away on the morning of January 1, 2016 at the age of 62. He was the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit and incessantly dedicated to his family and the pursuit of knowledge. Few people have had as much variety in their life and creers and sought to master so many diverse disciplines: journeyman carpenter; equipment operator; locksmith; boat/sailing captain; pilot; truck driver. He taught his family practical life skills, to live a good life on our own terms without compromise and that there is no limit to what we can achieve when we set our mind to something. He taught this by his example and reinforced it by the belief and pride he expressed towards all that we did and had become. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 44 years, Sandy, and their children: Rick and his sons Andre, Jarod and Noah; Brandy and her son Mack; his sisters Kathleen and Lori; and in-laws, Barbara and Ritchie McRae. He was predeceased by his parents Allan and Claire East, sister Diana and her husband Bill Simpson.

A celebration of life will be held in Grande Prairie in May 2016. Godspeed on your way home. You will be

greatly missed, fondly remembered and always loved.