James William (Jim) Burden, a long time resident of Salmon Arm, passed away unexpectedly on the 5th of November 2015 at the age of 84. Jim is mourned by his wife of 61 years, Hazel Norene, his son and daughter-in-law, Dan and Catherine, and his two grandchildren, Alexander and Liz. Jim was predeceased by his daughter Carol in 2014. Born 25 May 1931 in Chilliwack, Jim was the youngest of 12 children. In 1954, Jim and Norene were married in Abbotsford, and then moved to Prince George, where he worked his trade installing heating systems and then for the City of Prince George. They returned to the coast to be closer to family and Jim accepted a position as Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Langley. In 1968, they moved to Salmon Arm and Jim worked at Salmon Arm Sheet Metal and then at Drew’s Sawmill until his retirement. Jim was an avid pilot and he and Norene were active members of the Salmon Arm Flying Club for many years. He loved fishing and spent many happy days with Norene on their favorite lakes. Jim was a very social person, and will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Salmon Arm community. No service by request. Flowers gratefully declined.