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James Mavor O'Brien

January 7, 1932 ~ February 5, 2021 (age 89)


On Friday, February 5, 2021, James “Jim” Mavor O’Brien loving Father, Granddad, Uncle and friend passed away with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. Jim was 89 years old and spent his final days at the Mt. Ida Mews long term care facility in Salmon Arm, BC.

Jim was born on January 7, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to James Cowe O’Brien and Rachel (Ethel) Mavor O’Brien – nee Daun.  He was the youngest of 3 children and grew up in the West End of Winnipeg.  He married Mary (Myra) Smith in 1959 and moved to the North End of Winnipeg, until 2013 when he moved to Salmon Arm, BC to be close to family.

Jim had a strong Scottish heritage and a love for collecting stamps, curling and scotch.  He played bagpipes for the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada and the Winnipeg Khartum Shrine Pipes and Drums.  Jim retired in 1992 after 31 years of service with Air Canada where he worked in their payroll department.

Dad will be loving remembered by his son, Robert O’Brien (Margaret) and his two grandchildren Caitlyn and Duncan along with many nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Myra of 54 years; parents, John and Rachel; siblings, Violet (Smith) and Marjorie (Christian).

There will be no service at this time, cremation has taken place in Salmon Arm, BC.  He will be interred at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in Winnipeg, MB.  The interment, graveside service and a celebration of life will be held once restrictions have been lifted.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at the Mount Ida Mews long term care facility in Salmon Arm, BC for their care, compassion and loving support.

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