Whitbeck, James Ray “Jim”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOctober 8, 1934 – October 9, 2014
at the age of 80 years


  1. Jim was an amazing example of what a good man is. He lived live to the fullest and and loved and cared for his family. What a wonderful person the world has lost. My sincerest condolences.
    Steve Horton

  2. I know it’s a little late now, but I want to express my sincere condolences for the loss of Jim.
    He was a fine man with a personality like a magnet.
    He made many friends on the Forestry Forum and he loved to talk about his Wood-Mizer LT-10.
    Again, My sincere condolences.
    Chuck White
    Russell, NY

  3. My condolences to you and your family. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim through his passion for wood milling. I enjoyed our interactions and conversations very much. I was sad to see him go but grateful for our short but authentic friendship. Really wonderful person may you inspire from heaven Jim. Thankyou. Sincerely Sheila

  4. Our condolences to Jim’s family. He was a wonderful member of the Forestry Forum and will be missed. His positive outlook even in difficult times inspired many.

  5. I am very sorry for your loss. I always liked talking to Jim at work, We shared the same interests in photography and he taught me a lot. I really enjoyed seeing his photos that he had enlarged especially of the landscapes and flowers.He had a good eye for this. I am going to miss his Good Spirit and easy going character that he had.

  6. My dad loved hiking and photography. Denise, Greg and the rest of the family with miss their dad and grandfather very much. We are sorry he did not get to meet his great grandchild, which he would have enjoyed. Our love goes to our mom. Our thanks go to all the people who have helped our mother through this difficult time.

  7. Dear Traudi, Our heartfelt sympathy on your husband, Jim’s, passing. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

  8. Traudie-we were so saddened to hear that Jim had passed away and we want you to know that we are thinking about you. Jim was one of the kindest and most generous people we knew, as well as a good friend and work partner. Our garden grows heaps of garlic, thanks to Jim and we will miss him dearly.

  9. Traudi,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Jim was a good friend to me and an inspiration. During the time I spent with him in August he never complained, he continued to be upbeat and was determined to make the most of his last days. I was very happy that I got to spend that time with him and to finally meet you. I will always miss Jim.


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