James Francis Cody

In Memorial

CODY, James Francis “Jim”
Born on April 19, 1962 and passed away suddenly on February 9, 2013. He was predeceased by his Father Myles Cody in 2007 and his Mother Helen Cody in 2002. Jim is survived by his Sister Donna (Jim) van Veen, Maple Ridge; brother Dan (Leanne), Maple Ridge; nieces Keloran and Chelan; Nephews Jody, Jeremy, Nolan, Brennan, and Dawson.
Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel 11765-224th Street Maple Ridge. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Mental Health Association would be appreciated (www.cmha.ca). Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.gardenhill.ca .
Jim was a loving brother, son, grandson, uncle & friend to all. He loved his family and was the primary care person for his Dad before he passed away. Jim loved the outdoors, hiking, climbing, cycling, astronomy, gardening, hockey, and anything to do with the natural world. He left us many amazing photo vistas of his climbs high above the mountain treeline. He was an avid reader and loved the library. He volunteered many hours and would offer help to any who needed it.
Jim was a ray of sunshine wherever he went, with a heart of gold and a generous spirit. He never let the darkness smother his light. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

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  1. So sad. Only knew him for a short time but came to like him & his interesting stories. He will be missed.

  2. Jim was a very passionate guy that genuinely cared for others. He was a good listener and gave great hugs. He loved getting as close to the stars and the universe as possible; which is a big reason he enjoyed camping and hiking to the highest peaks to pitch his tent and be one with the world. Jim was with my sister Debra for a very long time (since they were teenagers) before they ended up parting ways. Jim loved good old rock ‘n’ roll music CCR, Guess Who, Doors, Lynyrd Skynard and those types of songs that had a deeper meaning. Music made Jim happy and a song that especially comes to mind is “Freebird”.
    Thinking of you & sending you love… as you explore a place that is even closer to the universe. Love, Carmen xo

  3. The sweetest smile and loving heart
    It’s far two soon for us to part
    Memories are twirling within my head
    The tears I’ve cried lay on my bed
    What can I say what can I do
    But to trust in God to watch over you.
    I thank you cous for all the laughter we have shared.

  4. Colleen Cody-Rupp

    Cousin Jim, now you are at peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today as you are laid to rest. Cousin Bev, thank you sharing your beautiful poem; I’m sure it echoes the thoughts and feelings of many of us who are not so eloquent.
    Love, Colleen

  5. Jim was part of our family for many, many years when he was with my daughter, Debra, we had many good times along the way and he was a very unique guy, an original with a huge heart as big as the great outdoors he revelled in. I remember the beautiful panoramas of the mountaintops that most of us would never reach or see…but he did! He had a great love of his family and friends and was a very sensitive guy, he truly cared! It was a pleasure to have spent time with Jim and I hope he has found peace, at last! I’ll always remember his boyish face, his curls, but most of all, his great hugs and smile, when Jim hugged you, you knew it, he meant it! He’ll be missed but let’s savor the good memories and what he meant to all who knew him. He always had a light from within, it’s probably one of those new stars out there, may it never burn out, just shine, shine, shine! He and his parents would be very proud of the meaningful and loving Memorial held in Jim’s memory by Donna, Dan and family, rest in peace, Jim.

  6. The families of Donna and Jim van Veen and Dan & Leanne Cody wish to thank all those who were kind enough to express their condolences on the Garden Hill site. Your heartfelt thoughts and reflections on Jim’s life make it easier for all of us to go forward after his passing. The service on Monday was perfect in every way. We thank all those who attended and hope they will carry Jim’s memory with them for a long time.

  7. Donna, Jim and family. Our condolences and thoughts are with you. So hard to say good bye. Keep close with your family and friends to help you heal. Much Live to all
    G and D

  8. Remembering Jim with his loveable smile, heart of gold and most of all his bear hugs that were strong and genuine to get from Jim. It was such a pleasure to have spent the time with Jim and to be captivated as he told me stories of his hikes and pictures and treasures he brought back from the rugged wild forest. I admired Jim and thought ” WOW “. a Mountain Man. I called him the Mountain Man. Lots of Good memories, had fun good times spent with ya Jim will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace ” Mountain Man ” my dear friend.
    My condolences to Jim’s family.
    Anne Duex

  9. My condolence to the family. Feels as though I have known Jim for longer than I have. It feels as though I have lost a family member. You could not ask for a more genuine person. Jim you will be missed

    Zailani and family

  10. Deepest sympathy to all of the family….it is never easy saying good-bye to those we love but it is obvious James was well loved and appreciated for who he was. Memories of him and his special qualities will be remembered forever.


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