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The family of former member and board member of the BCPA James “Jim” Leslie McWilliams of Surrey, BC, will be hosting a Celebration of Life in his memory on Sunday, April 16th from 2 to 4 pm at the Horizon Room adjacent to the Clayton Public House in Surrey. The address is 5640 188 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4N5 (near the border of Langley and Cloverdale on Highway 10). Friends and former fellow bandsmen are invited to attend.

If you plan to attend, please email his family at the following address: cmcwilli6@gmail.com

James “Jim” Leslie McWilliams

Jim was born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK. He had a brief career as a soldier in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps and a long career as a teacher in Moose Jaw. He was passionate about the highland bagpipe and Scottish culture, and for many years, he was the head instructor and Pipe Major of Moose Jaw’s White Hackle Pipe Band. After retiring from teaching, Jim moved to Surrey, BC. He enjoyed playing in the Delta Police Pipe Band and Vancouver Police Pipe Band, with the Celtic band, “Blackthorn,” and as part of his partner Joan’s “Tartan Pride” highland dance team.