It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Jim on August 1, 2015. Jim will be greatly missed by his wife Margaret-Anne of 62 years; his children: Sherry (Dale) Martin, Colleen (Gary) Robinson and Carol (Norman) Laventure; 8 Grandchildren, 10 Great-grandchildren and many members of extended family and friends. His greatest sorrow was the loss of their son Rick in 1976.
Jim grew up near Perdue where he met Margy, married and raised their four children. Jim farmed for 40 years. He was a jack-of-all-trades and a master of many. They retired to Chemainus for 20 years where they treasured music, singing, dancing, suppers and the company of wonderful friends. In 2014 they moved back to Saskatchewan. His family was happy to have them home. Grandpa was always full of jokes, teasing, stories, big smiles, laughter and hugs. Jim’s compassion and commitment to community was evident time and again over the years. He was passionate about restoring antique tractors, cars, and trucks; in fact Jim and Margy drove the “Old Fargo” in the Perdue parade just last week.
Jim, we will miss you so very much.