Jim Vanin

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jim Vanin on September 3rd, 2012.


Jim peacefully passed away at home in Cranbrook BC at the age of 68 with his wife Nora at his side. He was pre-deceased by mother Nellie (1999), father Fred (2003), baby brother Steve (1942), brother Donald (2003) and sister Marjorie (2011). He is survived by his wife Nora, children Shawnee (Pete), Russell (Anne) and Dan. Brother Peter, sisters Mary-Ann and Valerie, six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him.


In earlier years Jim was known to many as a traveler and outdoor adventurer; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with family and friends. All who loved him will miss Jim’s strength and Great Spirit.


Interment of his ashes will be held in the spring of 2013 at the Hills Cemetery.