Trevor James (Jim) Powell
September 1, 1928 ~ April 10, 2011
It is with mixed emotions that the family of Trevor James (Jim) Powell announces that he has been taken home to be with his Lord and Savior. Jim passed away very peacefully while surrounded by his loving family on Sunday April 10, 2011 at the age of 82 years.
Jim’s earthly presence will be sorely missed by Dorothy, his beloved wife of 52 years and each of his 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Besides his loving wife, Jim is also survived by his 3 daughters, Sandra (Craig) Desormeaux of Lister, Louise (Dan) Moberg of Canyon, Sharon (Shane) Johnston of Erickson and his 4 sons Terry (Shelly) of Calgary, and Tim (Judy), Les (Carol) and Darryl (Laurie) all of Arrow Creek. He is also survived by two sisters, Kathleen Cook and Helen Davies both of Lethbridge and two brothers, Clarence Powell and Willard (Bill) Powell, both of Calgary.
Jim was predeceased by his mother Edith Fanny (nee Horwood) in October 1937 when he was a child, his father James Henry Powell in January 1965, his sister Mildred Perry in April 2008 and his sister Marjorie Hudson in November 2009.
Jim was born on September 1, 1928 on the Powell family farm in the Battersea district south of the village of Iron Springs, Alberta. He was the fourth of seven children of James and Edith Powell who hailed originally from Monmouthshire, Wales and Bristol, England respectively.
Jim married his lifelong companion and soul mate, Dorothy Pahl of Bow Island, Alberta on September 6, 1958 in Lethbridge, Alberta and worked hard throughout his life to provide a comfortable living for his beloved family.
Jim’s extensive career included numerous jobs in the farming, dairy, lumber, commercial fishing and shipping industries in Vancouver, BC and Bow Island, Wetaskawin and Lethbridge, Alberta prior to his coming to the Creston area in 1965/66. In Creston Jim again worked in the dairy and lumber industry and built a home for his young family on a tract of land in West Arrow Creek in 1969. From this base, Jim ran a custom sawmill operation and also built up a successful weaner pig operation.
Most of Jim’s sons and daughters have remained in the Creston area where they continue to raise wonderful families of their own. All will greatly miss the gentle guidance of their loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. “Our lifelong hero…a good man.”
A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday April 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church with Pastor Carl Sawler officiating.
Interment took place prior to the service at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Erickson, BC.