September 15, 1947 – November 18, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Jim passed away peacefully at the age of 66 years, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by Anne and his children: Rhiannon (Craig), Jason, Jo, Adam (Jen) and Nathan;
sister: Toti (Peter Lewis) and brothers: Brian (Wanda) and Terry; nephews: Jake (Jennifer) and Thor Lewis; grandchildren: Robyn and Ryan; great grandchildren: Lily and Kingston and great niece MacKenzie. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous friends.
He was predeceased by his parents: Isabel and Peter Draginda and brother: Milton.
Many thanks to Dr. Jarema and Dr. Barton and the staff on 9Y Mel Miller Hospice, for their wonderful care.
At Jim’s request there will be no formal funeral service, as he wanted to encourage his friends and family to celebrate their lives and not to mourn his death.