It is with tremendous heartache that we announce the death of Thomas Ross James. Tom died suddenly in a tragic accident near Saskatoon, SK on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at the age of 57. He was born in Regina, SK on March 10, 1958 to parents Jean and Thomas James.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife Julie James and her children: Richard Dubé, André (Jackie) Dubé, and Kasandra (Rob) Gaetz, his mother Jean James (Ken Douglas), sister Jo-Anne (Dan) Daniels, brother Kim (Dawn) James, his nephew and nieces: Trevor, Jillian, and Kayla, and his grandchildren: Thomas James, Rainey, Payten, Brody, Jorja, Hailey, Alanna, and Adam. He was predeceased by his father Thomas Walter James and his son Thomas Trevor Joseph James.
Tom graduated from Sparwood Secondary and went on to receive his Red Seal as a Heavy Duty Technician. For 36 years he was employed with Fording River Coal and Teck Resources where he worked as a Heavy Duty Mechanic, and also accepted various roles in Senior Management.
Tom was an outdoor enthusiast who loved camping, hunting and snowmobiling throughout the Elk Valley and South Country. He also looked forward to his hunting trips to Saskatchewan. Family and friends meant everything to Tom; he was always happiest surrounded by people …. sharing good times around the campfire at the lake, or up at the snow mobile cabin in the Alexander area.
Tom lived each day to the fullest! He loved deeply, and appreciated everyone in his life. Tom will be lovingly remembered for his genuine smile, his compassionate heart, and his gentle spirit.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.