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CONLEY, Jim

CONLEY, Jim

CONLEY: JIM . 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 humor, 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. In lieu of flowers, memory donations may be made to the Kelowna Salvation Army in memory of Jim. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com
Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC 250-762-2299


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Condolence Messages
  • Sep 28, 2017
    Terry and Bill, very sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. I enjoyed all the visits with Jim over the years. He had countless interesting stories of life during the War years, which gave me an even deeper respect for him and his generation. I especially enjoyed sharing a sip of scotch with him and Zac after a moment of silence last year on Remembrance Day. He was sharp as a tack and never missed a beat with his sense of humor and he had an infectious laugh. I regret I never had a chance to visit him this past summer- but you took incredible care of him Terry and it's pretty amazing that he lived happily until his last few days in the home he loved. To a life well lived-he's with Joyce now.
    Ryan
  • Sep 27, 2017
    A privilege knowing him....Bill and Jayne,Terry,David,Rob and Jennifer, a missing piece from your family but know that he is smiling with your mom and Rick, love to you all, Reet and Dave.
  • Sep 26, 2017
    Terry, Bill and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed the visits we had with your Mom and Dad.
    Wally & Evelyn
  • Sep 25, 2017
    We were sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He was a great man and was friendly and had the best laugh. It's never easy to lose our loved one's, so hold onto the great memories you have and to the love and generosity he gave all of you. Like your mom we will miss seeing him at family events in years to come. Our thoughts are with you all. Love, Julie and Wayne
  • Sep 24, 2017
    Terry, your Dad was a bright spark and had so many interesting stories. I'm honoured to have known him. What a special guy! He will be with the best of the best! Our loss is heaven's gain. Shay
  • Sep 24, 2017
    Terry, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a ray of sunshine! Thank you for making it next door to moms celebration of life this summer, it was so special to have you both there. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of hugs. Cindy
  • Sep 23, 2017
    My condolences Bill, Jayne & family, and Terry. Sharon & family.
  • Sep 23, 2017
    Bill and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Gordon Ritchey
  • Sep 23, 2017
    We are saddened by loss of your dad. We have always looked forward to listening to his stories and quick wit. I will never forget his unique laugh. Rest in peace.
    Ted & Pat
  • Sep 22, 2017
    To Bill and family our deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad from to Tony and Darlene Folk
  • Sep 22, 2017
    Bill and Family,
    So sorry to hear about your Dad.
    Mike and Bernice Boutin
  • Sep 22, 2017
    Bill and family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
    Jo-Anne Grove
  • Sep 21, 2017
    To Bill and family, sorry to hear of your dad's passing, he was a great individual, we had some great golf games over the years as well as some great discussions. Take care, Bert Evans.
  • Sep 21, 2017
    Hi Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I always enjoyed talking to him at the bank. May he set up a beautiful library in heaven.
    Lin Moss, (CIBC)
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