It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Jim Conley at the age of 95, Sept. 15 2017.
He is survived by his daughter Terry, son Bill, daughter in law Jayne, two grandchildren, David and Robbie and a great granddaughter Jennifer.
He was predeceased by his wife Joyce in 2009, his son Rick in 1979 and his only sibling Jack, in 2013.
He was happily married to Joyce for 61 years and they were perfectly matched. They started with nothing and worked very hard to provide a good life for their children. We always came first.
The same year Joyce died he was blessed with a great granddaughter, Jennifer. He made a strong connection with her. He taught her to crawl, play catch and juggle.
He loved to read her stories.
He always thought he had lived in the best of times even though he fought in World War 11. He moved to Kelowna in 1971 and retired in 1985.
He had many good years golfing at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club. He loved to read and was a librarian to many people. His mind was sharp to the end.
We would like to extend a special thank you to his doctors, Dr Mackle and Dr. Purdon. Also to the staff at KGH that looked after Dad with so much compassion.
Jim lived at his home, which he loved, until the last four days. He went for breakfast at Milestones every Sat for over three years and never missed a one. They treated him well.
He was grateful to many, Rhonda, Pam, Sandy, his doctors, his pharmacists and many more. He made friends wherever he went.
He will be missed by many. He will be remembered for his great sense on humour, his generosity and his honesty and integrity.
He will be reunited with the love of his life Joyce and all that preceded him. Maybe Dad will start a library in heaven.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299
First Memorial Funeral Services