Raymond (GARY) Jameson

Raymond (GARY) Jameson

1935 – 2015

Age 79

It is with sad hearts we announce the sudden passing of Gary Jameson at his home in Taghum B.C.

Gary was born August 7, 1935 in Sylvan Lake Alberta, the oldest of two sons born to Earl and Hazel Jameson. Gary’s younger brother Gordon passed on before him in 2013. Gary had two children, a daughter Kim, and a son, Rocky.

Gary grew up on the family homestead in Ricinus Alberta, where he spent much of his time helping out with the horses and guiding for his fathers guiding outfit.

Later on Gary worked in the oil patches of Alberta. In 1969 he moved his wife Georgina and his two children to Taghum, B.C. to pursue work in Nelson with the Canadian Pacific Railway in the diesel shops. Gary also worked in house construction and was a house painter up until his retirement.

Gary was a talented fiddle player and enjoyed playing music with his father and bother as well as many other local musicians. He left behind many fond memories for those who knew him. He was a very kind and happy man, who was known as the fiddle player in the local country band called “The Foggy Mountain Rangers”.

Gary spent his later years enjoying gardening and took pride in planting the seeds he collected from the previous years harvest. He would play his fiddle daily for his own enjoyment at home or for friends and family. Family was most important to him and loved to spend time with his children and playing with his grandchildren. He enjoyed the company of his dogs and took great care to make sure they were comfortable. Often taking the dogs for a swim down by the river during the summer months.

He is survived by his former wife Georgina Jameson, his two children a daughter Kim, and a son, Rocky, His two granddaughters Miranda and Taylor ( daughters of Rocky and Tamara Jameson) Nephews Douglas and James Jameson.

Rocky’s longtime partner Sonia Coates and her daughter Hannah held a special place in his heart as well.

He will be sadly missed and he will always be fondly remembered.

Cremation took place in Nelson on June 26 2015

A Memorial service will be held at Taghum hall on Saturday, Aug 8 2015 from 12pm until 4pm.

Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca

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