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JAMES T. RUDOLPH
Born: Feb 21, 1968
Date of Passing: Jun 08, 2019Offer Condolences or Memory
JAMES T. RUDOLPH
February 21, 1968 - June 8, 2019
James will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 20 years, Debbie and his son Zach, brother Mike and sisters, Debbie and Melanie. James will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. James was predeceased by his father Lorenz, mother Sonja and sister Sherry.
At a very young age James had a love for aviation which carried him throughout his life. James' love for his family always came first. He had a passion for running, cycling and swimming which inspired so many. He was known for his infectious smile and his kind and compassionate spirit.
A celebration of his life will be held at Klassen Funeral Home (1897 Henderson Highway) on Friday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. Those attending from the aviation field please wear your uniform as per James' request.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
1897 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg, MB
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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 15, 2019
Condolences & Memories (6 entries)
You will always be remembered for making our world a better place. Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Michael Lundgard (Friend) on: Jun 22, 2019
I was so shocked and saddened to hear of James’ passing. He was a great Captain and so wonderful to work with. My condolences to his friends and family. - Posted by: Jennifer Sorfleet (Colleague) on: Jun 22, 2019
Meeting James and Zach in Dubai was truly a great memory for me and my parents. You made the travels friendly, and fun. Your amazing son and his actions spoke loudly of the fantastic man you were. We are saddened to hear of your passing and will pray for your family always. The heavens have recalled an angel from earth and you will be truly missed. Until we meet again, I’m sure you will watch over us from the greater sky. - Posted by: Rebecca, Shirley & Peter Wong (Westjet Warriors Family) on: Jun 16, 2019
Dear Debbie and Zach, I am heartbroken for your families loss. James was one in a million, his smile contagious, kind and caring, when you saw him coming to your gate your mood just lifted. Always willing to go the extra mile, always smiling, always willing to help. It was an honour to work beside him and he will be greatly missed by his WestJet family. My condolences to you and your family. - Posted by: Emma Palumbo (WestJet Family) on: Jun 16, 2019
Dear Deb, we were shocked and so very sad to hear about James, his beautiful smile and kind heart will always be a treasured memory. On behalf of our WestJet Warriors Team, we all send our deepest sympathy, we will miss his heart, dedication and big smile at the next World Airline Road Race in Amsterdam this fall, James would have loved it! We will always wear our team jackets in his honour and we appreciated James' team jacket idea. We look great! Thinking of you and Zach! Always Colleen. - Posted by: Colleen Devlin (WestJet Warriors team member) on: Jun 16, 2019
It was such a great honour to have worked and known James, he will be dearly missed and never forgotten. I shall always remember you when I’m up in the skies remembering our days of flying together. Rest In Peace my friend... Dale Barisow - Posted by: Dale Barisow (Friend) on: Jun 16, 2019
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