Piggott, James “Jim” Edward

November 30, 1930 – August 31, 2022
at the age of 91 years:     

Graveside service is planned for September 10 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Ida Cemetery with a gathering to celebrate his life at Ann’s home after.

Well Salmon Arm, we lost one of the good o’l boys in the wee hours of August 31st, 2022, in his own home where he wanted to be. “Papa” Jim Piggott was a quiet man and had but one gear, bo low.  He never seemed to be in a hurry for anything except to get to the coffee group, there was always time for coffee and a scratch ticket at the Matchbox.

Jim was born in Maryfield, Saskatchewan to Ivy and James Piggott, little brother to Howard and Doug. The family farm was located near Ebor, Manitoba where Jim learned to do most everything farming related.  He even taught himself how to play guitar to occupy his down time.

He met Patricia (nee Castle) at one of the country dances, soon after they married and started a family of their own.  Brother Howard offered him a job in Salmon Arm and in 1964 the family packed up and settled here.  Jim, Pat and the children Bill (Cindy), Wes, Ann (Peter) Laitinen and Howard (Brenda) embraced Salmon Arm and are still active in the community today.

Papa Jim was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He had a great sense of humor and loved music.

The family wishes to thank the community care team.

Graveside service is planned for September 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Ida Cemetery with a gathering to celebrate his life at Ann’s home after.


  1. I will miss you Jim. I send my best thoughts to all Jim’s family — especially Howard and Brenda. Thank you for letting me visit and companion this kind, good-hearted man. If more men were as humane and patient (and funny) as James Piggot, the world would be a better place.

  2. Bill, Wes, Ann, Howard and your families

    Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of Uncle Jim. I hadn’t seen him in a lot of years but always exchanged Christmas cards even after Auntie Pat was gone. I remember him as a soft spoken man and when I last saw him he made a point of showing me an engine that he still used that had once belonged to my Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Your cousin Marrieann

  3. Sincere condolences to family and friends.Whenever in BC it was a treat to see and talk to Mr Piggott (Papa). And when possible play crokinole.
    Rest in Peace. You fought your best.

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