With great sadness and a profound sense of loss, we report the passing of James Peter Tourond.
The son of Napoleon Pierre Tourond and Barbara Lucille Grainger he was born June 22nd, 1949 in Vanderhoof, B.C. He died September 17th, 2013 in Burns Lake, B.C.
Married in Houston, B.C. October 9th 1976, he was the beloved husband of Leah Catherine Smith, father of Loren James Tourond (Jenny) and Naomi Lee Hanson (Chad) and grandfather of Noah, Kaitlyn and Jake Hanson and Emily Tourond.
Jim was a long time resident of the Lakes District, growing up at Noralee B.C. and graduating from high school in Burns Lake.
He worked for the British Columbia Forest Service for seventeen years mostly at Houston, and was self employed for twenty five years as a big game guide and outfitter with Nanika Guiding Ltd.
His life was dedicated to providing for his family, supporting his community and giving the best service possible to his hunting clients. He will be remembered for his hospitality, good humour and enduring friendships. He was a generous compassionate man and will be forever missed by those he leaves behind.
A celebration of his life was held at the Trout Creek Hall on Francois Lake on October 5th. His family wish to thank all those that attended and helped to make this memorial a true celebration. Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the love and kindness shown by so many, too numerous to name.