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James (Jim) Thomas Rees died March 6, 2018 in Victoria, BC. He was born in Regina, SK on May 1, 1938. Predeceased by his son David in 2010 and his brother Bill in 2017, Jim is survived by his wife Margaret and daughter Catherine (Ross).

Jim was a kind and gentle man who was devoted to his family and served the community. He was active in the Trail Association for Community Living (TACL), Rossland Retirees Curling Club, Harmony Choir and more.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the TACL https://taclkootenays.com or a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Lorraine and Robb MacHattie
    April 13, 2018

    Marg, we are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. We had been away, helping Libby with a new baby. When we returned we saw Jim’s obituary. He was such a lovely, hard working man. I admired the time he devoted to TACL and many benefited from his efforts. He was a help to us as we navigated the new world of “special needs”. We are sorry for your loss but take comfort in knowing Jim left the “special needs” world a much better place than he found it.

  • Barb and Doug Hall
    March 27, 2018

    Marg, Catherine and Ross
    Jim was he a great professional, he was always cheerful and optimistic and always had an encouraging word when things got tough. He was easy to talk to, a real gentleman.
    Barbara knew Jim and David from the Lab in Trail and saw that he was a caring and loving father.
    Our hearts go out to you. He was one of a kind. Gone too soon!

  • Heather, Joe, Abbey, Oliver, Oscar, Sudzu
    March 16, 2018

    Margaret, Catherine and Ross we are so sad that you lost such a wonderful part of your family (and ours). I recall how easy going and so filled with joy he was. He was also so down to earth and accepting of the whole famdamily – including my whole motley crew from Toronto. I have great memories of our big, loud family dinners in Victoria all together spilling half outside to fit us all. I aspire to reach the peace and wisdom he had achieved (from I surmise living well, being surrounded by love, and always being in integrity).

  • Sergio and Pat Freschj
    March 14, 2018

    Dear Margaret and family. Sergio and Pat Freschi send their deepest regards. Your husband Jim was well received by everyone who knew him.

  • Janet Cameron
    March 14, 2018

    I am so sorry to hear about Jims death. It seemed so sudden. I will remember Jim as an especially good person. Always pleasant and caring. Sending deep sympathy and my best to you and your family, Marg. Wish I could give you a hug! Love Janet

  • Christette Cromarty
    March 14, 2018

    Dear Mrs. Rees and family.

    Please accept our dearest condolences on the passing of Mr. Rees. Our family new Mr. Rees from when our children attended the Children’s Development Center in Warfield in the 1980s and again from the Trail Association for Community Living, as well as our volunteer duties with both CDC and TACL.

    Mr. Rees was a kind and gentle man who treated everyone with respect and grace. It was a privilege to get to know Mr. Rees. Mr. Rees insisted that we call him by his first name. We could never do that because Mr. Rees was such a respectful man, he deserved to be called Mr.

    May the memories that you have of Mr. Rees give you comfort during this very sad time.

    Sending our heartfelt condolences to all that had the great pleasure of knowing Mr. Rees.

    With deep sympathy and condolences,

    Rob, Christette, Tara Cromarty and family, Trail B.C.

  • Lorna Perri
    March 14, 2018

    We are so sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a great friendly neighbour and he will be missed!
    He will be remembered for his great smile and his hard work with the disabled in Trail.
    We are thinking of you and your family Margaret, and know you will keep your good memories of Jim close.
    Roland & Lorna Perri

  • Glenn and Ed Klit
    March 14, 2018

    Marg, Catherine and Ross,
    our thoughts and prayers are with you,
    Glenn and Ed Klit (Trail)

  • Bruce Fawcett
    March 14, 2018

    That’s so sad, Marg. Jim never really got to enjoy his new life in Victoria.
    He was such a decent man and I so appreciated singing with him in the Harmony Choir.

  • Sharon Harrison
    March 14, 2018

    Dear Margaret, Catherine and Ross:
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim.
    You have been in my thoughts lately as I remember my time with David. I have time to reflect on all the things I did with Ray as he recently passed away.
    My thoughts are with you in the difficult days ahead.
    Take care,
    Sharon Harrison and family.

  • Audrey Gerein
    March 13, 2018

    To Marg and Catherine,
    I was shocked to see Jim’s photo and notice of passing in the paper.
    How very sad-I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was wonderful man, always smiling, friendly and helpful.
    My connection with him was through the Harmony Choir.
    We always know that one day we will pass on, but sometimes it just seems too soon.
    May you have peace in your time of sadness.
    Audrey Gerein and Larry Doell

  • Anita and Ken Fricke
    March 13, 2018

    Marg, Catherine and Ross please accept our heartfelt condolences. Ken had the privilege of working with Jim for over twenty-five years. As a neighbour Jim was friendly and caring and always offered a wave as we drove by your house, he personally contributed so much to the Trail/Warfield community. We know he will be greatly missed.

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