Arthur James Worth 1929 — 2017

Arthur James Worth

Art slipped away in the early morning on December 20, 2017.  He was born in Victoria, BC on February 23, 1929.  He was predeceased by his youngest son, Jim Worth.  He leaves behind his loving wife Julianne, his children Gary Worth (Kathy), Carolyn Sinclair (Alex), Wayne Worth (Lexi), Viki Hamber, daughter-in-law Trish Worth, also eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  He also leaves his sisters Leona Peterson and Valerie King and his step children, Karen, Stephen and Gregg.  A special thank you to Cindy for all her help and support.  Art had a very good life and his passion was baseball.  He started his baseball career in Victoria, playing minor league ball then signed with the Spokane Indians of the WBL and then on to play semi-pro in North Battleford and Edmonton.  For many years he played for the Victoria Transport Workers at the old Royal Athletic Park.  Art was inducted in Victoria Hall of Fame and the B.C. Hall of Fame. Art worked for the VMD for many years until they closed.   After moving to Kamloops, Art worked as an electrical supervisor for Canex working on the dams in Montana and in the interior at the Mica Dam.  Art loved his baseball, golf and fishing in his younger years.  He will be greatly missed.  A celebration of Art’s life will be held at a later date.

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8 Tributes

  1. L and J Coneybeare
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear of Arts passing.
    Deepest sympathy,
    Lynn and Jim Coneybeare

  2. Viki Hamber
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    It’s never an easy time to lose someone we love but Christmas time seems to be the hardest. I hope dad has gone to a better place than he has been for the past two years. I miss you dad. I am so sorry Julie. I wish I was closer to be there for you.

  3. Debbie Lawlor
    Posted December 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Sorry for your loss Worth family. Your Dad is playing ball with Jimmy now.

  4. Raelene Curry
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    My thoughts and deepest condolences go out to my family and all who knew my Great Uncle. You will be dearly missed by all. Rest in Paradise Uncle Art. I will miss your visits. Love you ❤️

  5. Jean Blakey
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    Julie and family.
    so sorry to hear of your loss. Art will be missed

    George and Jean Blakey

  6. John Yankoski
    Posted December 30, 2017 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Julie and family. I was saddened to hear of Arts passing. He was a friend and mentor and I will miss him. “…touch them all Big Daddy…”
    John Yankoski

  7. funeral2
    Posted January 2, 2018 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    We wish to send our deepest condolences for Art Worth

    We go back a long way. Art was my hero in baseball

    John and Eunice Catterall

  8. Jim Bondesen
    Posted January 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    My sincere condolences go out to all the Worth family at this time. I met Art in 1967 as a 14 year old friend of Wayne’s at his Gordon Head house.I was invited for dinners more than once and am forever grateful. Thankyou Art and Worth family.
    Rest in peace Mr. Worth.
    James(Jim) Bondesen
    Ret. Electrician loc#230

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