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Born: Mar 25, 1933

Date of Passing: Jun 03, 2014

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MELVILLE JAMES MCFEETORS March 25, 1933 - June 3, 2014 We are sad to announce the passing of M.J. (Jim) McFeetors, peacefully in his home, after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Jim lived his life with integrity; a kind, honest, accomplished man who was well-liked and widely respected. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Dorothy, his brother Don (Bonnie), his three children Kirsten Van Ritzen (Ian Ferguson), Mike (Lisa), David (Carey Rempel), four grandchildren Hannah, Helena, Emmett, Mia; also remembered by Rikke; Scott, Darcy, Craig and their wives and children; Hailey and Mac Rempel, and many relatives, friends and colleagues. Jim was born and raised in Winnipeg. He studied architecture at University of Manitoba graduating in 1955. With partners he ran a successful architectural business for 40 years, retiring in 2002. He built his family home in St. Vital in 1965; served on the National Architect Certification Board for four years, and is a past President of the Manitoba Association of Architects. He was honoured to receive a Fellowship from the R.A.I.C. Very active in community and professional affairs, Jim was a member of the Lions Club, Shriners, Jesters, and the Canadian Club. He was Chairman of the Advisory Board of Marymound Inc. for 30 years. Jim was an original partner in the development and operations of the Russell Inn Motel Complex and the Assessippi Ski Complex in Russell, Manitoba. An avid badminton player, Jim also played basketball and volleyball, and was an enthusiastic fan of the Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets. Hobbies included collecting, reading, and in recent years, creative writing. The cottage on Lake of the Woods was a favourite retreat, where he enjoyed many summer weekends relaxing, boating and entertaining guests. Jim enjoyed a long-standing Tuesday lunch date with his brother Don. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 12 in the Coutu Funeral Chapel, 680 Archibald, followed by a reception. A private interment at St. Vital Cemetery will take place at a later date. Thanks go to CancerCare, Health Science Centre, and the many doctors and healthcare workers who provided such compassionate care. Very special thanks to the volunteer drivers for CancerCare. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Club of Winnipeg Housing Centres, 320 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB or CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, 1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. The Coutu Family in care of arrangements: E.J. COUT & CO. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 680 Archibald Street 204-253-5086

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 07, 2014

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I wanted to share a story. My husband met Mr. McFeetor at CancerCare about two years ago. He was still recovering from the shock of being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. They chatted for two hours while hooked up to their treatments. My husband came home a new person. He was encouraged and believe it or not, he had a great time that evening. I will never forget how much he did for our family that night. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family. I truly wish I could have met him. - Posted by: Cheryl Coleman () on: Dec 02, 2015

  • Hearfelt condolences to Dottie, Mike, Dave, Kirsten and their families. Fond memories of a kind-hearted man who loved his family and friends dearly, with an infectous laugh and a great storyteller. May your many wonderful memories bring you peace, living on forever in your hearts. - Posted by: Caroline Brewster () on: Jun 13, 2014

  • Just a wonderful friendly man with a great family. He will be greatly missed. - Posted by: Sidney Macaw (neighbour) on: Jun 07, 2014

  • I had the privilege of meeting Jim when our paths crossed as members of the Lions Club of Winnipeg. We ended up as board members at Marymound and he connected me with the magicians clubs in Winnipeg, which were a great source of entertainment and friendship. Jim was always kind and friendly and he will be missed by anyone who knew him. I wish to express my condolences to his family. R.I.P. - Posted by: Bill Stevens (Friend) on: Jun 07, 2014

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