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Date of Passing: Dec 31, 2012

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DR. JAMES CAMPBELL MENZIES 1925 - 2012 On Monday, December 31, 2012, at Boundary Trails Health Centre, James Campbell Menzies aged 87 years of Morden, MB, went to his eternal rest. He leaves to mourn his passing four sons, Bob and Kathy Menzies (Heather, Megan, Kathryn) of Morden, Bruce and Wendy Menzies (Hayley and husband, Dana, Jonathan and wife, Courtney, Kara, Thomas) of Neepawa, John and Geri Menzies (Jayme, Allyson, Cameron) of Brandon, James and Kathryn Menzies (Blair, Caitlin) of Winnipeg, one great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Hazel, and a sister, Merle (John) Marowitch. He was predeceased by his wife, Hazel (nee Godkin) in 1996, one granddaughter, Sarah Jane in 1984, one sister, Isabel (Keith) Deans and one brother, Jack (Terri). Jim did his schooling in Morden, studied medicine at the University of Manitoba, and returned home in 1950 to practice with his father. He and Hazel were married in Morden in 1949 where they raised their four boys, and often their twelve grandchildren. He was very active in many aspects of the community, including St. Paul's United Church, Kinsmen, Scouts, and the Friendship Centre. Professionally, Jim was a dedicated family physician and played an important role in the development of patient care and the practice of medicine in Morden and area. He received many awards including the Silver Acorn and Silver Wolf for Scouts, and was named Canada's Family Physician of the Year in 1972. He will be remembered by all for his positive attitude. Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Paul's United Church 353 Thornhill St. in Morden with interment at Hillside Cemetery. If friends so desire, donations may be made in James' memory to the Diabetes Education Resource for Children and Adolescents, c/o Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, 501 840 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S1 or to the Boundary Trails Health Centre Foundation (Hospice) Box 2000 Winkler, MB R6W 1H8. Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden In care of arrangements, 204-822-4755

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 03, 2013

Condolences & Memories (13 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Jim. He was a true gentleman as well as a great doctor. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Howie Larke (Friend) on: Jan 20, 2013

  • Found Jim on e-mail. Always wondered if he got into medicine and what happened to him. I went into the RCAF and later becamse an engineer at Queen's. Became a Trade Commissioner and served abroad, mainly in Washington. He was a good guy!! Looks as if he had a great career, as I have had. - Posted by: Henry C. Armstrong (Fellow Student - U. of M. 1943-44) on: Jan 18, 2013

  • I will always remember the days I got to go play bingo at the friendship center. I always looked forward to when Dr. Jim was the number caller, 2 little ducks...22 :) He will be missed. - Posted by: Gwen Coolidge (Nedohin) (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2013

  • We are very saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr Bob and all the family. I had the privilege of working with Dr Bob and Dr Jim in late 80's. Bim and Diane. Vancouver. - Posted by: Bim Meetarbhan () on: Jan 07, 2013

  • Our mother worked in the Menzies household in Morden when Dr. Jim was only a young man. Mom kept in touch with Dr. Jim over all the years until their passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. - Posted by: The Marnoch Boys (4) (Family Friends) on: Jan 07, 2013

  • Bruce, Wendy and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It does not matter where we are in life's journey it is so difficult to let a parent go. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Marion - Posted by: Marion Margetts (Friend) on: Jan 04, 2013

  • Dr Menzies has been a great friend of the Family. He was a great Physician who helped his community, and a dear friend indeed. He has a special place in our hearts and minds. We will miss him but will cherish the good memories of his friendship as long as we live. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Menzies family. May God bless you all with good health and help you during this period of great loss of your father and Granfather. From the Rashid Family - Posted by: Khalid Rashid (close Friend) on: Jan 04, 2013

  • I was saddened when I read of Dr. Jim's passing. He was my Dr. for many years and got me through many rough patches with alot of caring, and his own special brand of humour. He was one of the "last, great institutions" of Morden, and he will be dearly missed. My heart goes out to his family at this sad time. - Posted by: Kim Buhse (McCaul) (Former Patient) on: Jan 04, 2013

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. - Posted by: Remi DeCosse and Mona Cornock () on: Jan 03, 2013

  • our sincere sympathy to all the family - you will have many happy times to remember! our thoughts are with you all at this time. - Posted by: joe and arlene wiwchar (friend) on: Jan 03, 2013

  • Dr. Jim was a wonderful man, a great neighbour and a true gift to Morden and the surrounding community. He had a quick smile and always had a funny story to tell. He will be missed. - Posted by: Colleen Ferris-Copeland (Friend and former nieghour) on: Jan 03, 2013

  • Wishing the family peace and tranquility. Dr. Menzies was part of my childhood memories; his son Bruce Menzies was also part of the cohort of students, graduating with me, at Morden Collegiate High School. There are persons one always remembers, be it in a professional capacity or one of many persons intersecting life's sojourn; Dr. Menzies was part of those memories. My Dad, who celebrated 100 years of life, and now has passed on just over one year ago, knew him well and had many great stories (Dad was the school janitor and I believe Dr. Menzies was part of the School Board that my father interfaced with, at some point in his long career as a school janitor). Best wishes to the family. - Posted by: Irene Smolik PhD (nee Irene Ann Dyck) (Former Patient and resident of Morden) on: Jan 03, 2013

  • Dr. Jim as we new him - was our family doctor from the time we moved into Morden about 1950 Always on call, always nice to me and being a young child, made an impression on me early. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Rick Penner (Patient) on: Jan 03, 2013

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