Tributes Online - James Drummond

James Henderson Drummond

22/03/1922 - 12/05/2019

Drummond James Henderson QSM (Jim)

22/3/22 – 12/5/19

A true gentleman and inspiration too many, Jim passed away peacefully with his family at home. Loved husband of May, loving father of Lynn and Stuart, Bev and Perry and Rick and Janette. Dearly loved Grandad and mentor to Paul and Love, Erin and Andrew, Matthew and Harim, Ben and Rebecca, Alanna and Connor, Josh and Mel, Joshua and Lily.

A remarkable Great Grandad to Michael, Emma, Sam, Ollie, Ainsley and the impending arrival of James and Zoe. Chosen Grandad to Betty Jordyn, Maddie Robbie and Zoe. Extended whanau to Colleen and family.

Messages to ‘the Drummond family’ may be left in Jim’s tribute book at or posted c/- PO Box 14-366, Kilbirnie 6241.

In lieu of flowers donations in Jim’s memory to the Hataitai Swimming Club would be gratefully appreciated and can be made at the service. Swimming was Jim’s life passion teaching thousands of children to swim at Freyberg Pool every Friday night.

He handed in his googles and swimming baton three months before his death. Jim is with us in his home in Brooklyn should anybody wish to visit. A Funeral service will be held to celebrate Jim’s long and amazing life on Friday 17 May at 2pm at The Pines, 50 The Esplanade, Houghton Bay, Wellington. Thereafter a private cremation.

Service Information
Date: 17/05/2019
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Pines
50 The Esplanade
Houghton Bay