June 5, 1928 – January 6, 2019
James “Jim” DeGuglielmo, left us on January 6th 2019 leaving a hole in our hearts that can never be filled. He was a kind and generous spirit. His infectious smile and beautiful twinkling brown eyes will be cherished forever.
Jim was married to June Miller for forty -three years, and is survived by nine children; Kathy (Howie Ridge) Brock, James (Kim Weir) DeGuglielmo, Susan (James Wallace) Delaval, David DeGuglielmo, Mark (Janet) DeGuglielmo, Carmen (Stephan Piernitzki) Carter, Jennifer Hayes, Heidi DeGuglielmo, Christopher (Angie Bailie) DeGuglielmo, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Jim was Pre-deceased by siblings, Pat, Tony, Fred(Shorty), and Josephine (Jo). Parents, Vincent and Maria. June (wife).
Jim’s parents immigrated to Nelson from Italy in 1917, where he was born, raised and lived his entire life. He was the youngest of five children.
During the Second World War, being too young to enlist, Jim’s first job was with Boeing Aircraft in Nelson, where he made airplane components. Not too long after that he started working for Hoods Bakery. He often joked, “That job was supposed to be temporary.” He became a master baker and was renowned for his exquisite wedding cakes. This “temporary job” lasted forty-four years.
Jim had a tremendous love for the outdoors, and a big passion for fishing and hunting. He was also a prolific gardener and a great cook! He shared these passions generously and thoughtfully with his children and then with his grandchildren. Jim was blessed with a quick sense of humor. He was a great father and patient teacher.
Dad, you are truly loved and will be forever missed.
A Funeral service will be held at The Cathedral of Mary Immaculate 813 Ward St. Nelson BC at 11 am on Saturday, January 19, 2019, followed by a funeral procession to the Nelson Cemetery.
Following the internment, the family invites everyone to join them for tea and refreshments at the church reception.
In lieu of Flowers please consider a donation to the Kootaney Lake Hospital Foundation.
If you wish to post condolences online please go to – www. thompsonfs.ca/obituaries/
Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.