James JENKINS

JENKINS, James Alfred

March 9, 1919 – November 23, 2015

With much love we announce the passing of James Alfred Jenkins our beloved father and Opa. He is survived by (8) eight children Elizabeth, Catharina, Cecile, Jim, Yvonne, Bruce, Anita and Paul also (24) twenty four grandchildren and (32) great grandchildren. He served in the Canadian Army Medical Corp in WWII. It was during his service where he met his beloved wife, our dear mother, Wilhelmina. She also served as a nurse during the war. They married in Holland in 1946 and temporarily resided in War Veteran cabins at what is now known as Queen Elizabeth Park. They settled in Richmond where he worked as a milk delivery door-to-door salesman for Dairyland for over (30) thirty years. He became a honourable and involved member of the Gloria Dei Chorale as a tenor. He was involved with fund raising for the choir and was given the nick-name “Cardboard Jimmy”. He will be eternally present in our lives, with his extremely strong morals, values, faith, commitment and love for his family. A memorial service will be held at Fleetwood CRC 9165 – 160th Street, Surrey, BC on Saturday December 5th, 2015 at 2.00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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