Ross, Alister James (Jim)

24 Feb 1958 – 04 May 2024

Jim passed away at the age of 66 in Invermere, BC after a brief battle with an aggressive cancer.

Born in Bournemouth, UK, Jim came to Canada as an infant and spent his childhood growing up in Winnipeg, MB. He graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.Sc in Geological Engineering and moved to Calgary in the early 80’s to begin a 37-year oil and gas career in Geophysics. In 2006, Jim was given the opportunity for international postings – he and his wife Stacy ultimately lived in Australia, Egypt and Scotland before returning to Canada in 2019. Together, they enjoyed being immersed in local cultures and made many friends and connections around the world.

His greatest passions were year-round fishing and golf. He loved to cook and enjoyed growing his own food garden.

He will always be remembered by his wife of 18 years, Stacy Townson, brother Herb, sister-in-law Valerie and nieces, nephews and cousins on the Ross and Baldock sides of the family. Also remembering are parents-in-law Jim and Mary Townson, brothers-in-law Chris (Colette) and Andrew (Linda), sister-in-law Kate and the extended Townson and Willis families. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Bill and Norma (nee Baldock), his brother Barry and sister-in-law June.

As Jim was a private person, no formal services are planned. Family will gather privately to remember Jim and share memories at a later date.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be directed to the Canadian Cancer Society, Prostate Cancer Awareness, the Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada, or to other charities of your choice.

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