Jim Hume Obituary, Cause Of Death – Jim Hume, a former Times Colonist columnist, died on Wednesday. He was 98 years old at the time. For years, Hume was a regular on CHEK’s Capital Comment, a weekly political affairs show hosted by Andy Stephen.
Hume went to Vancouver Island from the United Kingdom in 1948 and worked in a variety of non-journalistic occupations before securing a full-time employment with the Nanaimo Daily Free Press.
According to cheknews.ca“On behalf of the people of British Columbia, I extend our condolences to the family and friends of Jim Hume, who cared deeply about his adopted home.”
Hume’s work appeared in the Times Colonist in various forms for decades, eventually winning him the Jack Webster Foundation’s Bruce Hutchison lifetime achievement award in 1994. In 2002, he was also honored with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for his contributions to the public good.
He went on to work as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Edmonton Journal before becoming the editor of the Penticton Herald.
Hume returned to B.C. in the mid-1960s to work as a legislature reporter for the Victoria Daily Times. After a brief hiatus from newspapers, he returned to the Daily Colonist in the early 1970s.