by Jul 10, 2023|
WN: Jim Wilson and I were hired at the same time in January 1980. Jim was an amazingly caring man.
An excellent tribute was pulled together by Erik Johnson of M2W2. The full reflection, including many testimonials, is here. They are well worth the read.
My two pieces sent to family are: Jim Wilson: A Reflection; Jim Wilson: A Story. I cannot speak more highly of him! His son sent me a copy of the superb eulogy he gave at Jim’s memorial, June 25, 2023: Eulogy for RJ Wilson-by Don Wilson.
You may also click on Jim’s Obituary.
[pullquote]An Angel has walked among us and reflected for us the face of God.–Gerry Ayotte, former Director of Chaplaincy, Pacific Region[/pullquote]On June 19, 2023, Jim Wilson, a former M2W2 employee, passed away. We at M2W2 offer our condolences to Marci, Jim’s wife of over 60 years, as well as his family and loved ones. Jim was 83 years old. We will remember him for his kindness and compassion.
For over two decades, beginning in 1980, Jim worked for us as a volunteer coordinator. Through the years, he coordinated mentoring programs and visited people incarcerated at several prisons including Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women (BCCW), Fraser Valley Institution for Women (FVI), Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village (formerly Elbow Lake), Matsqui, and Mission Minimum (formerly known as Ferndale). He retired from M2W2 in the early 2000s only to return in the spring of 2007 in a part-time role.
We’re thankful for Jim. We’re inspired by him, and the way he devoted his career to helping people in prison. He brought encouragement and belonging to so many.
For much more, please click on: A Tribute to Jim Wilson