James “Jimmy” Ginter

November 25, 1950 - March 15, 2023

In Loving Memory

James “Jimmy” Ginter

We would like to wish our dear friend, Jimmy Ginter, a fond farewell into the big coffee shop in the sky His positive, happy, friendly, outlook on life was infectious to all who were blessed to know him.

He was legendary in the downtown core of Kamloops where he frequented the coffee shops and made many, many friends.

Jim was not a material guy but would give you the shirt off his back even if he didn’t have an extra. He loved to read books – mostly on wrestlers, politicians, celebrities, and buxom blondes. His fave celebrity crushes were James Dean and Anna Nicole Smith.

He could talk your ear off and was well-educated on many subjects. He loved the history of B.C. and those who built it. He would have many tales to recant about the good ole days and the colourful life he lived in Surrey, Whalley, Chase, and finally Kamloops.

He had a special place in the hearts of Sheila E, James, Leslie, Ralph, and especially the late Shannon Burrell as well as all his friends at Garden Manor. He will be laid to rest at Hillside Cemetery. 

Until we meet again dear Jim

The following poem was written for Jim by his close friend James.


A man who stole our hearts away

Crossed the veil the other day

You’ve often seen, or driven by

This ole towns special guy.

If you took the time to stop

To chat with him at the coffee shop

You’d appreciate the simpler things

Like time with Jim and the joy that brings

As I sit to write you our goodbyes

I get lost in the twinkle of your eyes

I hear your voice say “Oh, don’t cry”

I’m home at last on the other side

On high, you’ve joined Shannon there,

Dancing in her flowing hair



Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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