O’Rourke Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Jim was an incredible individual. A true visionary, always solutions driven and a man committed to making a positive difference each and every day. He always had time for us and was always willing to share his thoughts as well as provide guidance and support. We had the great fortune of spending several days with Jim at the Duncanby Lodge in Rivers Inlet during late July of this year. We will carry those memories with us forever. So may many memories of incredible times together help ease the pain and bring you comfort during this very difficult time. What we do in life echoes in eternity. So rest in peace Jim, your legacy will live on forever. PetroValue (Peter Coleman & Jeremy Nichols)
Jim was an integral part of my career. I worked for a few of his companies and mines including Cassiar, Princeton, Huckleberry, Similco and Copper Mountain. The biggest contribution Jim made to my career was laying me off! That inspired me to found a consulting company which grew to help raise and support my family and allow me to spend years sailing to exotic locations near and far. During much of the last couple of decades Jim's and his companies have been excellent clients. I have a huge amount of respect Jim and what he accomplished. I am grateful and proud to have been a small part of that. Thank you Jim and rest in peace.
I first met Jim in Prince George where he was managing the construction of the Gibraltar mine for Placer Development. I was there as a security analyst. The next thing I new I was invited to meet Liz and enjoy a dinner at their home. We were good friends ever since and I enjoyed being a director on Copper Mountain Mining Corp from its founding.