James Hinman (Jim) Hare

Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at the Penticton Regional Hospital at the age of 93. Survived by sons Dave (Donna) of Whitby Ontario and Al (Lynne) and Chris (Ava) of Summerland, foster son Lloyd (Glennys) Beaule and daughter Allison of Calgary and grandchildren Adam (Tara) and great granddaughter Penney, Kristen (Kyle Howarth) and Dana all of Oshawa, Ontario. Predeceased by wife Pauline in 2010 and sister Helen Reynolds. Dad enlisted into active service during WWII with the 16LLA Battery 3Canadian LAA Regiment RCA and sailed to the UK in 1941. While serving in England he met our mother Pauline before heading to duty in France and Holland. Upon returning to Canada, Pauline and Jim were married in 1946 and started raising their family. In 1963, Dad purchased a small insurance agency from Olive Petley which he renamed Petley-Hare Limited and is run today by his son David along with his grandchildren, Kristen and Adam. Dad was very active within the community serving as President of the forerunner to the Insurance Brokers Association of Durham Region as well as the District Commissioner of Scouting. As an avid sailor he instructed Canada Power and Sail Squadron courses and served as Commodore of the former Oshawa Yacht Club. Both he and Pauline were also very involved with youth programs and fostered many children throughout the 60’s and 70’s, some of who remain family today. In 1989 Dad retired and moved to Penticton to be closer to sons Alan and Chris who had moved to the Okanagan Valley in early 1970’s He also brought along his beloved sailboat ‘Jasina’ that he sailed until 2 years ago.. During his years in Penticton, Dad was an active member of the Penticton Rotary Club, the Tuneagers, the Apex Ski Club and is a past Commodore of the Penticton Yacht Club. Dad will be sadly missed by his special friend Ms. Patti Rowe as well as the entire Rowe family who have shown Dad overwhelming kindness and friendship over the past 4 years. “Dad, Gramps, and Great Grandpa” was fortunate to have enjoyed good health, family and many friends right up until the end. He indeed had a long life, well lived. He will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 10:30 a.m. – St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 361 Wade Avenue West, Penticton, BC. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.everdenrust.com