James Robert McBride 1948 — 2018

James Robert McBride

             James Robert McBride passed away Thursday June 7 at the Royal Inland Hospital.  He leaves behind his wife of 47 years Celia (nee Byrne) and his son Kenneth Sean.  He was  predeceased by his son James Cameron “Jay” McBride and his father Robert “Bert” McBride. He also leaves behind his mother Gladys, his brothers Glenn (Joan), Ron (Carol), Dean (Carla), his sisters, Maureen McKinney (Larry) and Karen Horner (Robert).  He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews of whom he was so proud.

Celebration of Life for Jim will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at                            1pm in the Kamloops Funeral Home 285 Fortune Dr.

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14 Tributes

  1. Cheryl Geissler
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    Dear Cea,
    I was so saddened to hear about Jim’s passing. Just know that my understanding thoughts and prayers are with you, and may you know that I am holding you close in my heart.


  2. Bonnie
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    My sister and myself have very fond memories of the McBride family. Lots of summer where spent with the family at the dairy farm in Langley. As a group of young children growing up it was always fun spending time with our cousins.
    Jim I know over the last numerous years your health has not been good. We feel very fortunate to have had you as a cousin and a friend.
    Bonnie and Cheryl (Cook)

  3. Agnese Saat
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Cea and family,
    I had the privilege of working with Jim in the last few years before he retired from the TNRD. His knowledge of local government as unparalleled as were his acquaintances. Above all he was always a professional and always a gentlemen. My condolences on his passing.
    Agnese Saat

  4. Victoria Weller
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Dear Cea & Family,
    My condolences for your loss. I was fortunate in that I worked with Jim at the TNRD for many years until his retirement. Jim was always helpful and knowledgeable, and always friendly. I particularly appreciated his advice and sense of humour. It’s a very sad time indeed.
    Victoria (Vicci) Weller

  5. Victoria Weller
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Dear Cea & Family
    I wish to express my condolences on the loss of Jim. I was fortunate in that I worked with Jim for many years until his retirement. Jim was always friendly and helpful. I particularly liked his sense of humour. This is a very sad event in deed.
    Victoria (Vicci) Weller

  6. Shirley Karasz
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Cea and Ken, please accept our condolences. Jim was my boss for many years when he was Municipal Clerk in Maple Ridge (from 1980 until he moved to the TNRD) Our little department was always there for each other in good times and sad times and Jim was a great mentor. Shirley and Joe Karasz.

  7. David Stewart
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Cea and family , please accept our condolences . We are unable to attend on Friday however you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    Dave & Diane Stewart

  8. Margaret Hennessey
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Cea and family, our sincere condolences on the passing of such a lovely man. Jim was so helpful to me when I came to Canada in 1980 and I worked along side him at Maple Ridge City Hall. He would explain what certain Canadian terms meant when I would look puzzled and always with a great smile and sense of humour. Our thoughts are with you all. Margaret and Gerry Hennessey

  9. Jeannie
    Posted June 14, 2018 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Cea & Kenny
    May the love of family and friends carry you through your grief. Jim was a kind and thoughtful person and we will miss him.
    Love Auntie Jeannie, Uncle Joe & Auntie Mickey, Joey and Cheryl.

  10. Judi Vanderbyl
    Posted June 15, 2018 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Dear Cea and family, May your happy memories of Jim provide you with some comfort during this terribly difficult time. There is no way to lessen the sorrow of losing someone so precious to you. But please remember that others care very much and wish you strength and comfort at this sad time…..love always cousin Judi and family

  11. Richard & Lyn Wells
    Posted June 15, 2018 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Lyn & I are very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim had a wonderful combination of abilities. He was efficient and knew protocols and the right way to handle the most complicated situations with discretion & diplomacy and yet he never lost any of his “neighbour next door” friendliness and kindness. It was a pleasure to work with Jim for all those years in Maple Ridge.
    Our love to Cea and family, Richard & Lyn (Wells)

  12. Bob Finley
    Posted June 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Dear Cea, Ken and Family; Your family and the community lost a good man. Jim was not only a respected colleague but a man I was proud to call my friend. His love for his family, humble personality, work ethic and exceptional knowledge of all matters related to local government were just a few of Jim’s endearing qualities. The world is in dire need of more men like Jim and we can all be thankful that we were able to share some of his limited time on earth … All of my respect and condolences … Former colleague and friend Bob Finley

  13. Bobbie Harrison
    Posted June 21, 2018 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Cea and Kenny, I am so sorry to hear that Jim has passed, you will miss him dearly. Jim was such an intelligent, kind person that knew someone everywhere. I don’t know how many conversations over the years where we found mutual friends from port Mcneill to Langley. He’s was a very fine gentleman and is gone way too young.

  14. Liz Cornwell
    Posted June 25, 2018 at 6:05 am | Permalink

    Cea and Ken my greatest condolences. I worked with Jim at the T NRD and I have always remembered what a kind gentle man Jim was. He had the greatest integrity and we all looked up to him. I was saddened to hear of Jim’s passing and I hope that your memories of him will comfort you. I am grateful that I knew Jim

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