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Born: Nov 20, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 10, 2022

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of James David Eggie on Saturday, September 10, 2022. Jim passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family in his final days.
He was predeceased by his parents, David and Grace Eggie; sisters, Mary Nurse and Isabel Read; brothers-in-law, Ken Nurse and Derek Read; sister-in-law, Carol Eggie. Jim is survived by his sister Helen Ryane (Jane); brother Stewart Eggie (Lorraine); sister-in-law Dorothy Read; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jim was born on November 20, 1938, in Mazenod, Saskatchewan. He grew up on the family farm with his three sisters and brother. Following graduation, Jim pursued a successful career in the banking industry. For more than 40 years, he worked with the Bank of Montreal in various locations throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba, ultimately making Winnipeg his home and developing many lasting friendships during his career.
From his youth Jim loved all sports. But his lifelong favourites were the Leafs, the Yankees and the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He knew the up and coming stars and he could be counted on to provide the latest news on players or a team's recent performance. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed many rounds of golf with good friends and family.
Jim appreciated the outdoors. He liked walking in nature and spent many wonderful summers at his cottage on Red Rock Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
Jim believed in the values of hard work, simplicity and practicality. He was steadfast and meticulous, thoughtful and caring. In times of need or celebration, in his quiet way, Jim was always there. Supporting others was second nature to Jim.
Above all, Jim was a loyal friend and neighbour, devoted brother, and adoring uncle. Jim was a constant presence in our lives; someone who never missed sending his nieces and nephews chocolates on their birthdays or sending gorgeous bouquets of Christmas flowers to those he loved. Jim will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered.
In lieu of a public gathering, in honour of Jim, please consider completing a quiet act of service for another.
Those so wishing may make a donation in memory of Jim to the Kinsman Reh-Fit Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Friends and family are invited to sign the online book of condolences at


As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2022

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I worked with Jim for many years at the Bank of Montreal, and we have kept in touch and maintained our friendship for over 50 years. Jim was part of our retired banker's breakfast group, and always had some interesting information to contribute, whether it related to sports, business, or people that we have known for a lifetime. Jim, we will miss you my friend. My sincere condolences to the Eggie and Read families. - Posted by: Wally Schmidt (Friend) on: Sep 27, 2022

  • The news of Jim's sudden passing is very shocking. It can't be much more than a month ago when I sat across the table at Smitty's and chatted with Jim and had a hockey question or a stock market investment question that needed his knowledgeable response. My introduction a few years ago to Jim was through a retired bank manager neighbor plus another retired former bank manager friend who graciously included me, a non-banker, into their regular Smitty's retired bank executive group. Jim and I had some common bonds being cottage owners and loving sports. My impression of Jim, as so well highlighted in the obituary, was of a quiet, personable and very knowledgeable gentleman who entered the conversations only when he had something to contribute. Jim was an encyclopedia of sports news --- always knowing the details behind the sporting story. Jim passed away much too soon, and his presence will be sorely missed at our breakfasts. My condolences to the Eggie family! May our good Lord give you strength, comfort and understanding during this time of sorrow. R.I.P. Jim. Ronald (Ron) Smith - Posted by: Ronald (Ron) S. Smith (friend and Smitty's breakfast member) on: Sep 20, 2022

  • Jim was a dear friend . I shall miss him and he was always there for me. Joy Batchelor - Posted by: Joy Batchelor (Friend Bank Employees) on: Sep 18, 2022

  • I had the great pleasure of knowing Jim while we both worked at the Bank of Montreal.. I was sad to hear of his passing ... He was so loyal and dedicated to everyone and everything he did... So many fond memories.. and will always remember his kindness and enjoying some laughs..... Dawn Lutz (co worker BMO).. - Posted by: Dawn Lutz (Co worker bank of Montreal ) on: Sep 15, 2022

  • I worked with Jim at BMO the nicest person you could meet. I can't recall exactly what department he was in or job title when I worked there. Always friendly, helpful and knowable. He will be missed by all who had the privilege to work with alongside him all the years at the Bank. My sincere condolences to his family. Rest in peace Jim. - Posted by: Sharon(Raber) Stokoloff (Co-Worker BMO Main Office) on: Sep 15, 2022

  • So sorry to hear that Jim has passed. He was so much fun to work with & was always helpful & considerate. He will be missed. Worked with him at Main Office & at Southdale Branch. Joni Orr - Posted by: Joni Orr (Co-worker at BMO) on: Sep 15, 2022

  • Will miss you my friend, nice person and a gentleman - Posted by: Frank (Barber and friend) on: Sep 15, 2022

  • I worked for Jim for about 5 years. He was such a kind person and could always count on him. He will be missed. - Posted by: Gisele Beaulieu (Previous employee) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • I would like to extend my condolences to the Eggie family. I graduated with Jim from high school in Mossbank many years ago and have good memories of him and his family. - Posted by: Pat (Meili) Psooy (friend) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • We will miss Jim’s quiet presence in our building. He was faithful in delivering our paper to our door and we enjoyed our chats whenever we ran into him. We always sensed his kind and gentle spirit. Our condolences go out to his family and friends. - Posted by: Katie and John Henry Friesen (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • I worked with Jim for many years at the Bank of Montreal in the personnel department. He was knowledgeable, kind and always happy. It was a joy and privilege to have known him. He will be missed. His family was very cherished. Linda Gilchrist - Posted by: Linda Gilchrist (Friend and co-worker) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • Condolences to the family. He will be missed by so many. I worked with Jim at the Southdale br. He was one of my favourite people to work with. Fun to tease him. RIP Jim - Posted by: Elizabeth LaPlante (Friend/coworker ) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • The Margaret Boone family is very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Our mom, Margaret, was a close neighbour when living on the third floor of the Brantford Estate on St. Anne’s Rd. Indeed, Jim was very supportive to our mom. We also enjoyed and felt privileged to meet Jim. My mom was always grateful and enjoyed his company when visiting her in the hospital or at the care home. She reciprocated his kindness by sending baking or the occasional meal his way. Our mom is now 98 going on 99. Unfortunately at this time she would have difficulty remembering Jim. But somewhere in her heart and soul she holds fond and loving memories of Jim Eggie. - Posted by: Margaret Boone & Family (Former Neighbour & Friend) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Stewart and Lorraine and the rest of the Eggie family. - Posted by: Kathrine Keselowsky (friend of Stewart) on: Sep 14, 2022

  • I met Jim in 1974 when I went to work evenings at Main Office. He was the nicest individual. As his obituary says he was thoughtful, kind and always concerned about others. He also had a great sense of humour and enjoyed having a good time when it came along. I’m saddened to hear of his passing. He was a great human being and I’m glad I had the privilege of knowing him. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Gale Carroll (Co worker at BMO) on: Sep 14, 2022

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