Posted: February 4th, 2023

KEATING, JAMES ARTHUR “JIM”April 21, 1927 January 30, 2023 Jim Keating passed away, with family at his side Jan 30, 2023, just shy of his 96th birthday.Jim was born in Medicine Hat and married his high school sweetheart Joyce. He attended Ryerson University, enjoyed a successful career as a watchmaker. The young family travelled to New York and enjoyed 11 wonderful years on Long Island. Upon returning to Calgary, Jim started the very successful Keating Jeweller’s. Joyce and Jim shared 67 wonderful years and worked hard raising their family and running the store but always made time to make friends and enjoy new adventures. On retirement they divided their time between their “little tin home” in Mesa and in Kelowna. In recent years, Sandpointe and Sandalwood Retirement Resort became home, where they made many life-time friends.Jim is lovingly remembered by sons Ross (Joan), John (Lynn), Brian (Dee); daughter Nancy (Bill); 3 grandchildren, Allison (Shawn) Wylie and Kendra (Joel) Robinson, Laura (David) Elske and 4 great grandchildren Oliver & Everly (Wylie), Emerson & Valerie (Elske). He was predeceased by his loving wife Joyce and grandson Steven.Jim loved life, his family and his friends. He lived his life in moderation, always positive, and always with a smile! We will treasure our time together with Jim. Thank you for being an inspiration and amazing role model of a life well and truly lived. The family will gather privately to share memories and remembrances at a later date.Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.comArrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna, BC. 250-762-2299

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