It is with great sadness that the family announces Jimmy’s sudden passing on October 23, 2013.
He is survived by is wife Barbara, children Michelle and Shawn, grandchildren Jordan, Noah and Autumn. Brother Alex, niece Jodie, husband Tom, children Jessica, Riley, Bryden, sister-in-law Lorraine.
He was born in Melville, SK and spent his life involved with hockey. Taking in billets, working at the concession at the rink. Transferred to Winnipeg, MB with the CN but his passion for hockey continued, watching his friend’s children play, going back to SK to watch the Millionaires play. An injury prevented him from playing, but he knew his hockey. No one knew hockey like him, he knew the players, their stats. He may have moved to MB but his heart remained in SK with the Melville Millionaires and the SK Roughriders, always wearing the green to their football games.
Uncle Jimmy, as he was called by many, will be missed by many in the three provinces.
A celebration of life will be held at the United Church on Wednesday at 11am. Refreshments to follow.
His ashes will be taken back to SK for him to be laid to rest in his home town of Melville.
A service will be held in Melville in the summer, date to be arranged.
Many thanks to the hospital and staff. Special thanks to Dr Darren Lorenz.
On line condolences may be sent to James Obituary at www.bowerservice.com
In lieu of flowers, donations can to made in James name to the Canadian Cancer Society.