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.