Jim Steven Flight Engineer
Sadly Flight Engineer Jim passed away on the 25th March, after a battle with cancer. My sincere condolences to his wife, Frances, family, friends and former colleagues at this difficult time.
Jim was the Flight Engineer on the inaugural DC10 flight between Riyadh and Gatwick in 1985, and a few years earlier he had volunteered to be the F/E on a Golden Lion Children's Flight, flying a 707 back from Le Touquet to Gatwick in 1981.
From Alan Killick : Another fine gentleman flies away. RIP Jimmy.
From Tony Cutting : You'll be sadly missed Jimbo RIP
From Alan Reeves
A truly lovely guy , he will be missed by many and very much so at Copthorne Golf Club where we so enjoyed his company. RIP Jimmy
From Fee Flee : So very sorry Fly Free Jim xxx
From Caron Phillips : RIP Jim , my condolences to his family and friends.
From Graham Crewe
My deepest heartfelt condolences Frances. Many indelible memories of Jimmy and all of them positive. So glad to have caught up with him recently. RIP Jimmy, one of very few.
From Doug Anderson : My condolences to your family...RIP Jim
From Jo Hewitt : RIP Jim
From Jim Will : Another sad occasion, RIP Jim. It was a privilege to have known and worked with you.
From Mel Sanders
I worked with Jim when he was a licensed A&C Engineer on the Brits and 707s during the old Caledonian days, then also with BCal. Will be sadly missed.
From Mike Jeffs : My condolences to the family, he was such a lovely man to work with and a true professional engineer.
From Angie Marr : RIP Jim....Condolences to your family. A lovely gentleman with a cheeky smile x
From Tony Cocklin : Jim was a top professional and a good friend. I canít ever remember seeing him without a smile on his face
From Fred & Jean Gorman
Great guy, we used to fly together in the old Caledonian days, also with his wife Frances. He will be sadly missed by all of us "oldies" RIP Jimmy.
From Jim & Joan Stott : RIP Jim. Remember having a few beers with you down the route.
From Valerie Armstrong : A lovely man, condolences to his family
From Susie Caldwell : A really smashing person. Condolences to his lovely family
From Marie McGuire : How sad .... lovely man
From Susan Sawtell : Very sad news, lots of fond memories of a lovely man
From Sheena Doughty (nee Martyn)
My deepest condolences Frances to you and the family. I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I have such wonderful memories of Jim from our many wonderful trips and holidays.. a truly lovely man, who will be greatly missed.
From Ann Patterson : Lovely man Had great fun flying with him. R I P
From Tony Rider : Sad News Condolences to the family. RIP Jim fly high
From Nikki Mitchell
Such a treasure, always great fun on trips. A lovely kind man. Condolences to all his family and friends, Iím sure he will be greatly missed
From Carmel Stewart : Sad news, RIP Jimmy x
From Avril Milne
My condolences to Frances and family at the very sad loss of Jimmy Steven. Jim was a super colleague, always time for everyone and always with a cheeky smile. So sad.
From Caroline Watt : Such sad news. A true gentleman. Sincere condolences to the family. RIP Jim
From Doug Griffiths
Fresh from the R.A.F. I was on the B707 course in 1974 along with Jim and Leo Murphy. Jim on a career change from Ground to Air and Leo returning to Flight Engineer after a spell as a Property Developer. Sad to hear of their Passing. A couple of great Chaps. Doug Griffiths
Ex. BCal B707, DC10 and B747 Flight Engineer.
From Martyn Gurton
Jim was one of the nicest people I have ever known a true gentleman and professional. A good friend and a considerate and understanding human being a rare breed nowadays.
If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at BCalatribute@outlook.com
Condolences were also extended by:
Dave Thaxter, Phil Benson, Jonathan Cooper, Trevor Tommy Gunn, Lesley Peacock, Mike Hawkey, Ian Cue-Holland, Peter Durran, Pat Cresswell, Kris Massie, David Monty Phythian, Doug Anderson
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Jim's service was held on 17th April 2019 at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium and afterwards there was a Wake at the Copthorne Golf Club, near Gatwick