Robert James "Jim" Westwood
Passed away at the Victoria General Hospital in Victoria B.C. on
Monday September 14, 2015 at the age of 69 years, Robert James "Jim"
Westwood of Victoria B.C., formerly of Souris & Glenboro MB.
Jim was born in Ottawa, Ontario on April 17, 1946. His dad William
James Westwood (Bill) met his Mom, Margaret Irene Lowrie in Brighton,
England during WWII. They married and she came to Canada as a War
Bride. His dad was career military and when Jim was six the family
moved from Ottawa to Chilliwack, BC, then back to Petewawa, Ontario
and then to Montreal. Jim joined the military when he was 18 and
trained as a medic. He did two tours in Germany where his two sons
John & Glenn were born.
Following Germany he was signed to the First Canadian Field Ambulance
in Ontario and following that was moved to Winnipeg and Gypsumville.
He completed his Health Care Administration at the University of
Saskatchewan and was hired for the Executive Director position of
Glenboro Hospital. He was there for over 20 years and brought Baldur,
Glenboro, Treherne and Wawanesa under one umbrella.
Following regionalization Jim became Vice President of Support
Services for the Southwest Regional Health & retired in 2000. He then
worked for Holiday Retirement at Riverheights Terrace in Brandon,
Primrose Chateau in Saskatoon, Prince George Chateau in Prince George
and The Victorian at McKenzie in Victoria as building manager. He
retired from that position in 2010, however, they pulled him back into
the fold and for the past five years he has travelled across Canada
filling in for Managers on leave or ill and for training Managers.
Jim is survived by his wife, Shelley (nee Brindley), sons John and wife
Candice and their sons Koen (10) and Taj (18 months) of Tofino, BC and
Glenn and his children Konner (18) and Berlin (16) of Burnaby, BC;
stepsons Adam Ross and his children Alexa (8) and Jaxen (5) of Red
Deer and Liam Ross and wife Heather of Brandon; brothers Danny (Lynn)
White Rock, BC and George (Carol) Burlington, Ontario; sister Mary
Westwood-Hunting of Burlington, Ontario and sister-in-law Val of
Oakville, Ontario; mother-in-law Joyce Brindley of Glenboro; sister
and brother-in-law Arlie and Moray Jamieson of Glenboro, former wife
Jacqueline Chamberland (Mark Garand) of Ucluelet B.C. and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Bill & Margaret Westwood, brother
John Westwood and brother-in-law Henry Hunting.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Victorian at McKenzie, 4000
Douglas Street, Victoria B.C., on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:00
A Celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday, September 22,
2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro MB with Sharon
Hamilton officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in
the Glenboro Cemetery.
Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Jim's memory
to the John Tosh Memorial Fund, Box 219 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0 or to a
charity of choice.
On line condolences can be made by visiting www.willmorchapel.com.
Jamieson's Funeral Services of Glenboro in care of arrangements.