Grahn, James Arthur

December 23, 1948 – December 5, 2021
at the age of 72 years

Funeral services to take place on December 18 at 1:00PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salmon Arm, BC

James Arthur Grahn passed away peacefully at his home in Blind Bay, BC on December 5, 2021 at 11:45AM at the age of 72 years.  He was born in Camrose, AB on December 23, 1948. 

He leaves to mourn his loving wife of 50 years Barbara Grahn, his daughters Kristin Thompson, Julie Petersen (Seth), Rachel Stelnicki (Nathan) and Katherine as well as his nine grandchildren, Nicholas, Emily, Leila, Olivia, Claire, Greyson, Jon, Wesley, and Mabel.  He is predeceased by his son Timothy Grahn, infant twin grandchildren, Aaron and Noelle, his brother Terry and both his parents, Arthur and Ida Grahn. 

James was a loving husband, father and grandfather who spent his life providing for and loving his family.  He was instrumental in making sure his family got to see many parts of Canada and the United States and beyond.  Camping, hiking, biking, birding, cruising, golfing, and endless drives in the countryside were some of his favourite things to do.  He was a self-taught residential builder and developer, real estate salesman and RCMP officer.  James was a kind and fun loving person who always enjoyed visiting with friends, family and even strangers.  He spent many hours chatting with strangers at the Costco food court.  He loved to travel and was able to see much of the world. 

He now has travelled to his final resting spot and is in the arms of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  May he rest in peace.

Funeral services to take place on December 18 at 1:00PM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Salmon Arm, BC.  Internment to be in rural Alberta at a later date.


  1. Sorry to hear of the passing of a friend and co-worker. Jim was a friend while we were in the RCMP together stationed at Surrey and later on I worked for him in Real Estate at Nu-Land Realty. Always enjoyed his sense of humor and candor. Sad to have one of the good guys pass. Best wishes to Barbara and family

  2. A great man of whom we have many fond memories. We know you and your family will find great solice in the Lord’s plan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Dear Barb and family
    Our hearts go out to you all at the loss of my dear cousin James.
    May you find some peace with all the wonderful memories from the last fifty years
    Love to you all
    Butch and Jeanne

  4. A great and good man. I feel grief for his parting and send prayers for Barbara and family.

  5. Jim was my best friend in training. He was across from my pit in the dormitory.
    He was our best man an our wedding in 1971.
    I tried in vain to make contact at our Troops 50th anniversary.
    So many good memories.
    I’m so very sad at his passing!
    My deepest condolences to Barb, children and grandchildren,
    Rest In Peace my Friend,

  6. We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. I have fond memories of a very kind and friendly Jim.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your family.

  7. Such a kind and gentle man who together with his sweet wife raised a wonderful family. My heart grieves for each one of you, he will be sorely missed. Love and hugs♥️

  8. Will there be a webcast?

  9. Barb and family: My heart is so sad and broken for you. What a shocking bit of news; and such a devastating year for your family. My deepest sympathy to you.

  10. Sending my condolences to Barbara and family. Always enjoyed talking with him about family trees and where the searching might lead. Keeping you all in my thoughts.

  11. Deepest sympathy. Jim and I were troop mates remember him well

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