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Born: Jun 17, 1928

Date of Passing: Feb 03, 2019

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JAMES BELL CUTHBERT June 17, 1928 February 3, 2019 James Cuthbert passed away peacefully at the age of 90 at West Park Manor Personal Care Home. James is survived by his wife Lilian; son Richard; and daughter Jacqueline. He was predeceased by his father John; mother Edith; and sister Cathy; all of Winnipeg, MB. Dad grew up in the north end of Winnipeg, graduating from Cecil Rhodes High School. He worked in a mine for the summer but soon took up employment as a typesetter at Stovel-Advocate Press where he typeset some of the first Harlequin Romance novels. In his spare time, he played guitar in a band, rode his friend's horses and spent hours at the beach with his buddies. He met his wife Lilian at a social in Rennie, Manitoba, and married her on June 26, 1953. After the birth of his children, he eventually upgraded his education and went to Colorado to certify as a vocational education teacher. He was immediately hired by Red River Community College and helped design the Graphics Arts Program. He worked there as an instructor until his retirement. During those years he was a member of the Manitoba Rifle Association, took swing dancing lessons with Lilian, used his carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills to upgrade his Centennial Street home and took his family on many camping holidays. After retirement he and Lilian began to take winter holidays in the United States and took several European vacations. As Lilian's Alzheimer progressed he courageously and patiently cared for her until she became a resident at Westpark Manor. His children's lives have been deeply touched by his work ethic, his sense of duty to his family, his humour and his unending patience. We miss you already Pop! A memorial service will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. A reception will follow. All are welcomed to attend and celebrate James' life. In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to West Park Manor Personal Care Home or Parkinson Canada. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 05, 2019

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Jim Cuthbert was my father Rod Mackenzie's best friend beginning when they were in High School. I have many memories of our families socializing together when we were young. Jim and my Dad continued to get together regularly right up until the time that my father died in 2007. Even after that Jim would drop by the Beaverbrook house and bring my Mom fresh tomatoes from his garden. I will always remember him as a kind, soft-spoken, good-humoured man. My condolences to Lilian, Jacqueline, and Richard for their loss. - Posted by: Heather Mackenzie (Family friend) on: Feb 05, 2019

  • Had the privilege of being a student under Mr. C. at MIAA the tumultuous first year of Graphic Arts in '68-69. Not so sure he thought himself privileged to be over some of us in those counter culture days 50 years ago, but he was a great instructor with a sense of humour that kept us in line and a real sense of fairness. We all learned together. Bumping into him over the years he would always jokingly ask if all of us had managed to stay out of jail. It was a great first year for many of us out in the real world. Thanks again Mr. Cuthbert for your guidance and my condolences to the family. He lives on in those of us who knew him - Posted by: D. Webster (Former Student) on: Feb 05, 2019

  • Sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Mr. Cuthbert (as I knew him) was my instructor at RRCC many, many years ago. He was a great instructor and trained me for a career that I've worked in most of my life. He was patient and thorough, with a great sense of humour. I've never forgotten him throughout the years. - Posted by: Susan Nagasaka (Former student) on: Feb 05, 2019

  • I had the pleasure to be one of Mr. Cuthbert's students back in 1976 at RRCC. He was an awesome instructor and I will always remember how great he was with our entire class. RIP.....condolences to all the family. - Posted by: Gerry Dusessoy (Former student) on: Feb 05, 2019

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