Jim was a blazing light and I feel today like the world is a little less illuminated. And I guess heaven that much moreso. RIP @jameshenrybell. You left way too soon.
Jim should have written a book but he was too busy with the news and life. A resident of Iqaluit for nearly 40 years, Jim had a big heart, gave out $20 bills to those in need and hated seeing any suffering & injustice. Jim never sought recognition but was delighted when he received a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 from then Premier Eva Aariak.
Jim will be missed by friends in the North and Ottawa and beyond. Over the past months “Team Jim” rallied to support him, including @bellpatricia @lisanngregoire Desmond Brice-Bennett & many more.