James MUIR

MUIR – James

December 7, 1929 – February 7, 2016

Born at Inverkip, Scotland on December 7, 1929 and died peacefully in his sleep at home in Langley on February 7, 2016. Jim was a retired electrical inspector for the Municipality of Surrey, former scout master, community volunteer, Scottish country dancer, and member (Rtd) of The Delta Police Pipe Band. When he first arrived in Canada he worked for MacMillan Bloedel, a short stint as a guard at Okalla, Domtar and then for the Municipality of Surrey. Jim was a proud Scot and equally proud Canadian. After he was no longer able to play the pipes he took great pleasure in latter years as standard bearer carrying the Canadian flag as he marched with the pipe band in numerous parades both here and overseas. His proudest moment as a piper was when he played the pipes with The DPPB at the Edinburgh Tattoo while family members were in the audience. Jim was a merchant marine officer and while on a trip to Canada he met Sylvia Marston as she was coming to visit her sister in Winnipeg. Jim and Sylvia were married in 1953 and emigrated from U.K. in 1956. He lived in Vancouver on Harwood Street for 3 years and then in Surrey for 43 years and in 2005 moved to Langley to be closer to family. He is predeceased by his wife Sylvia (2003). Prayers and dedication and parade to take place at Gardens of Gethsemani Chapel 15800 – 32nd Avenue at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 26, 2016. Service and reception to follow at Cloverdale Legion Branch #6, 17567 57th Avenue, Cloverdale at 1:00 p.m. If you own a kilt we would love if you wore it and if you own bagpipes or a drum bring that along to the Legion and we will all celebrate Jim’s life in a true Scottish manner. If you wish to make a donation in his name it would be appreciated if it were to Alcoholics Anonymous, Intergroup Office, 20449 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC V3A 4B6. Please indicate that the donation is in Jim Muir’s name.


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