Midway resident garners Queen's Jubilee Medal

Boundary Sentinel
By Boundary Sentinel
December 19th, 2012

A West Boundary resident was the latest recipient for the Queen’s Jubilee Medal last week.

MLA John Slater presented James McMynn of Midway with the honour being awarded this year to deserving Canadians.

James McMynn served the Village of Midway with distinction as its Mayor from its incorporation in 1967 to his retirement in 2005.  Mr. McMynn has the prestigious title of being the longest serving Mayor in Canada – 38 years. 

His leadership contributed to the development of Midway’s economy and its necessary services and amenities.  His leadership and involvement in the well-being of the community set an example for others to follow and has made Midway a better place to live.

Jim was a University of B.C. commerce grad (1954) and also served as a Trustee on Midway’s school board for a decade.  Jim was also one of the founding members of the volunteer fire department.James McMynn was the proprietor of James G. McMynn Agencies since 1972, when he took over the insurance business from his father who started the business in the 40s. 

Today the agency is run by his son Douglas McMynn.Jim still lives in Midway and stays involved in the community especially with the re-opening of the Midway Mill which has been integral for the community and has brought families back to Midway.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country.  At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadian.


During the year of celebrations, 60,000 deserving Canadians from across the country and various walks of life will be recognized