Chief Warrant Officer James (Jim) William Carroll was born 30 March 1936 in Regina. He was raised and educated in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, before joining the militia in 1952.
Shortly there after, Jim started his 26 year regular army career in the Canadian Armed Forces. In 1955 he moved to Victoria with The Queens Own Rifles of Canada where he met his wife to be Roberta (Bobby). Jim’s career took him, and his family all across Canada from Victoria, to Gagetown and eventually back to Victoria in 1980 as Regimental Sergeant Major of the 3rd battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Retiring from the military in 1983, Jim started his second career with the Saanich Police Department as a dispatcher until 1996.
After fully retiring Jim became very instrumental and active with the Queens Own Rifle Association as treasurer, organizer of functions, or to just keep the members of the Association informed across Canada.
A true outdoors man Jim shared his passion of hunting and fishing with his boys. In the early years Jim enjoyed sharing his enjoyment for sports, by coaching teams in hockey and fastball. In recent years Jim’s passion for sports carried on as he enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in sports. Jim enjoyed the Sunday family dinners and dining out with wife Roberta and their close friends.
Jim passed away peacefully 28 March 2009, after a lengthy battle from lung failure.