James (Jim) Alton Hellman passed away January 22, 2015 at the age of 68.
Born in Kimberley but a native son of Kootenay Lake (Rainbow Park Resort aka Mountain Shores), Jim moved to Prince Rupert as an electrician and then moved back to Creston and retirement for more than a decade. He loved the out-of-doors, wildlife and dogs. He was a sportsman who worked to improve habitat for wildlife, especially wild salmon. He enjoyed photography, woodwork, fishing, hunting, good stories and good friends. He was a man that knew the shape and form of anger, grief and adversity yet answered it with active generosity. He was a gentle man.
He is missed by friends and dearly loved by his sisters Beatrice Olorenshaw and Teresa Adams.
There is an open invitation to gather memories to share at an informal gathering of friends and a celebration of his life planned in the Creston area for mid May, 2015.