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JIM DREVER (MURDO JAMES)

Born: Sep 10, 1944

Date of Passing: Nov 13, 2017

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JIM DREVER (MURDO JAMES) 1944 - 2017 It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Jim Drever Monday, November 13, 2017. He was our beloved husband, father, and Papa, brother, friend and colleague. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Alfred and Effie Drever, and his brother Malcolm. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Jackie, their children Cam and Jocelyn, and granddaughter Emma, brother Bruce (Donna), sister-in-law Celia, and many nieces and nephews. Jim was born in Winnipeg September 10, 1944, growing up in the West End. He joined the Winnipeg Police Service October 18, 1965. He had a varied and interesting career, retiring April 15, 1995. Starting as a beat cop, in the days of wearing the old buffalo coats, he went on to spend many years in Plain Clothes as a Detective, working in Fraud, Commercial Crime, the Manitoba Integrated Intelligence Unit, Crimes Against Persons & Property, Homicide/Robbery, and back to Uniform, retiring April 15, 1995 as Staff Sergeant in District 2. The next love of his working life was serving as Director, Security Services & Parking at Red River College. He thought he'd stay for three years but liked the people and the job so much he hung around for 17! His humour and light heartedness was enjoyed wherever life took him. Jim was an avid water skier. He couldn't pull a boat and a trailer at the same time, so Jim and Jackie always found campgrounds to park their trailers year round. They spent many years at Lee River, Royal Lake, and Lac Lu, bringing up Cam and Joss, and later Emma, providing fun and games, cards, water skiing, tubing and making life-long friends to journey with throughout life. Jim and Jackie also enjoyed winter holidays downhill skiing, a couple of cruises to Alaska and Hawaii, and travels to the Bahamas and the USA. He became very content puttering in the yard, watching Emma on the trampoline, TV with his girls, and being Taxi Papa and Cheer Papa to his favourite Cheerleader. His home was his sanctuary. He was a family man always. Jim fought courageously with leukaemia and cancer these last four years. Thanks to the staff at CancerCare, St Boniface, Health Sciences Centre, Dr. Dhaliwal, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Drachenberg, Gayle Nickol and Dr. Morham. For any donations in lieu of flowers, may we suggest: Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society Inc., CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, or any other place dear to your heart. A celebration of his life will be held Monday, November 20, at 2:00 pm, at Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB. Bardal Funeral Home 204-774-7474 Condolences: www.bardal.ca

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 18, 2017

Condolences & Memories (10 entries)

  • I just learned of Jim's passing. I offer my most sincere condolences to Jackie, family and friends. I met Jim not long ago, I felt an immediate warmth and sincerity after talking with him for just a few minutes. Jackie, if you want to get away for a bit, please don't hesitate to come for a visit at Laclu anytime. I wish you all the best at this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers. Randy - Posted by: Randy Kokesch (Friend) on: Jul 04, 2018

  • Sad to hear of Jim's passing, just found this today. Love and comfort to the family. We have many beautiful memories from Royal Lake, and I know my parents enjoyed the years of friendship and happy times they spent with you there. - Posted by: Shereen Jerrett (friend of the family) on: Dec 23, 2017

  • We will always have fond memories of Jim from all the great times at Royal Lake. He was always such a fun person to be around. Please know that we are sharing your grief at this very sad and difficult time. Debbi and Norm Guay, former co-worker and Royal Laker. - Posted by: Debbi and Norm Guay (former co-worker and Royal Laker) on: Nov 22, 2017

  • I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Jim - I wish you and your family all the best at this very sad time - Faye and Family - Posted by: Faye Edmundson (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2017

  • Jackie, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. - Posted by: Katherine Chiu (Friend) on: Nov 20, 2017

  • Jim was my Supervisor in District 5 Detectives and later ended up working for me. Always a friend and I appreciated his leadership and guidance. My condolences to the family..... - Posted by: Paul Lamotte (Colleague and Friend) on: Nov 19, 2017

  • Hello Jackie. So very sorry to hear of your "loss" of Jim, a very "sweet man". My thoughts, memories and prayers are with you, Cam & Jocelyn as well as your siblings and (brother) Dale & Leslie LeLonde & Heather who are in from Calgary) celebrating Jim's life tomorrow, Nov 20/17. Most of my memories are from the time our families spent together in the early years in Winnipeg, with your mom and dad. Jackie..our children were all so young...they have "all" grown...started their own lives continuing "our" legacies...& blood line. In later years we all celebrated at weddings in Calgary...catching up on times gone by. "We" all ...now look back at the evolution of the fruits of our families...as they continue on with the love we devoted to their futures. I'm sure Jim is very proud of all his loving family. Take care... Sending my "love" to "all" your family Jackie, Cam, Jocelyn Love to Dale, Leslie, Heather & family, James & family - Posted by: Carol Kocian.... from Canmore, Alberta. (related by way of Leslie & Dale LeLonde in Calgary) on: Nov 19, 2017

  • So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, I remember he was a nice guy. He worked in the audit department at Manitoba Health after he retired from the force for a couple of years too. My condolences to the family. Sharon Pospishell. - Posted by: Sharon Pospishell (Co worker at Manitoba Health) on: Nov 19, 2017

  • Jim was a well respected police officer and I enjoyed my contact with him during the time I was on the force and subsequent years through his family. - Posted by: Beverly Campbell (Family friend/colleague) on: Nov 18, 2017

  • To the Drever Family, Arlene and I offer our sincere condolences to Jackie and the Drever family. In the early sixties Jim and I as young boys in our late teens would spend many weekend evenings together at the drive in movies as we did not have girlfriends as yet. Our lucky close friends had dates and we would meet them at the Big Boy drive in restaurant after their dates. What I wouldn't give to go back in time to share another Saturday evening with Jim. Rest in peace Jim. Arlene and Bill Gray - Posted by: William and Arlene Gray (Friends) on: Nov 18, 2017

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