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Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2014

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JAMES (JIM) HERCHAK James (Jim) Herchak of Rossburn, Manitoba passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at the Russell Health Centre, at the age of 90 years. Jim was predeceased by his wife Helen, daughter Linda and son Terry, and is survived by his children: Patrick, Ellen, Jackie and their families. The funeral service will held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Catholic Church, Rossburn. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Prayers will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Father Mykhaylo Khomitskyy will officiate. If friends so desire donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association. Remembrances and condolences may be emailed to Rae's Funeral Service of Shoal Lake and Erickson is in care of the arrangements (204)759-2160

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 17, 2014

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I will forever fondly remember Uncle Jim and Auntie Helen. They were a pleasure to have here as guests in my home, here in Nakusp, BC, in the early 80's. Also a joy to see them again in Calgary at their son Patrick's wedding. My regret is that I didn't see them more often. - Posted by: walter pasieka (Nephew Son of Anne Pasieka Nee Anne Herchak) on: Sep 30, 2014

  • He'll be very missed. I have a lot of good memories on the farm, picking vegetables in the garden, and I'm happy for the time we spent there. I'm glad we were able to see him in Calgary. As sad as it is, I'm sure he's happy to see Terry and Linda, and Grandma again. - Posted by: Mara Copland (Granddaughter) on: Sep 21, 2014

  • So many happy memories of shared dinners and celebrations when growing up. Uncle Jim always was genuinely interested in everyone and was a very gentle man. A great loss and my heart goes out to the family. - Posted by: Louise Domansky (Herchak) (niece) on: Sep 20, 2014

  • Uncle Jim always loved a good game of cards! Such great times when all the cousins would get together and all the Herchak brothers together. Such memories. May you R.I.P Uncle Jim. Condolences to you Pat, Ellen and Jackie. Love Cheryl and Mike - Posted by: Cheryl Herchak-Knott (Uncle) on: Sep 19, 2014

  • My thoughts are with Pat, Ellen and Jackie as well as their families. I remember Uncle Jim so fondly. The latest memory I have of him is chasing his car (chasing being the operative word as I remember he loved to speed) through the country roads as he provided us with a tour of the important sites contributing to our Ukrainian heritage. With my mom gone it was important to see all of this and be part of the big reunion. Rest in peace Uncle Jim. - Posted by: Cathy (Ksonzyna) Colman (niece) on: Sep 19, 2014

  • From the days when Jim worked for the saw mill north of Grandview and Jim & Helen would come out to our farm to the last time we saw him in 2004, I have fond memories of him being very nice to visit with. Visited with them when all of the kids were little (ours included) in Calgary all good memories. Our sympathy to the family. He is at peace and with God. - Posted by: Loren & Mary White (Mary's cousin) on: Sep 19, 2014

  • My condolences to Patrick, Ellen and Jackie on their loss. Uncle Jim will always be remembered fondly; he was a strong figure in our large family. - Posted by: Rob Moutray (Nephew) on: Sep 18, 2014

  • The role he played organizing the 2000 Herchak/Shust reunion gave me and everyone who attended, very fond memories, and was especially meaningful because it was likely our last family gathering of that scale. My uncle was proud of his community and proud of his family, and may he rest in peace. - Posted by: Jim Herchak (nephew) on: Sep 18, 2014

  • I remember happy times as a child visiting Uncle Jim, Auntie Helen and my cousins in Calgary. Uncle Jim always had a great, big warm smile that was just contagious. Mom used to tell stories of when they were kids on the farm how her brother, Jim, was fearless of the rams and would goad them to charge him just so he could jump over them. I think he obviously loved his family, was full of life, and contributed much to maintaining Ukrainian heritage in Manitoba. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to my cousins and their families. - Posted by: Leslie Chandler (Niece) on: Sep 17, 2014

  • Salt of the earth, a true gentleman and lot like my dad. That's how I will always fondly remember my Uncle Jim. May he rest forever with Aunt Helen. God love you Pat, Ellen and Jackie. Glenn - Posted by: Glenn Herchak (Nephew) on: Sep 17, 2014

  • A very good man! I will especially remember his efforts with me to hold the very successful family reunion in year 2000 to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Herchak and Shust families arriving in Canada from Ukraine. RIP, dear brother! Deepest condolences to Pat, Ellen, and Jackie and their families. - Posted by: Roman Herchak (Brother) on: Sep 17, 2014

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