Rene passed away on April 16, 2019 at North Island Hospital in Courtenay. He was predeceased by his sister Zialcita Ocampo and parents Marcelino and Anita Jimenez. Rene is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife Josefina “Nimisha” Jimenez; sons Lorenz and Emil (Christina Iron); brothers Jaime (Noemi Jimenez), sisters Corazon (Nelon Alindogan), and Carmelita; nieces and nephews: Grace, Noel, Marlon, and James Alindogan, Romel and Ronaldo Soriano, Glenda, Amado Jr., and Adrian Ocampo, Monique and Jazel Jimenez; and all his aunts and uncles.
Rene was an incredible man with a heart of gold. He believed strongly in community and volunteered his time to help others. He touched many people’s hearts wherever he went. He had a sparkle in his eye and a ready smile on his lips. He kept himself busy with his love of the ukulele, gardening, baking, cooking and carpentry; he always had lots of projects on the go. Rene was a member of the Evergreen Ukulele Club as well as the Anderton Gardens Therapeutic Society. He was retired but formerly was a Business Analyst for Husky Energy and Project Manager for Intertrans Logistics.
Flowers gratefully declined. Donations in Rene’s memory made to the charities at the link in his memorial website, http://bit.ly/renejimenez, would be greatly appreciated.
There will be prayers and visitation on Monday, April 22, 2019, 7:00pm at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, 1599 Tunner Drive, Courtenay followed by a Service of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 11:00 am.