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Date of Passing: Jul 11, 2019

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James Edward Ryall, 87, of Winnipeg, passed peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Grace General Hospital in Winnipeg.
Dad was born and raised in Chauvin, AB, the youngest of 10 to Charles William and Flossie Maude (Pierce) Ryall. He moved to Winnipeg in 1949 and began his career in auto mechanics.
Jim is survived by his partner Louise Corsaro of Winnipeg; children, Brian (Neila) of Winnipeg, Bonnie (Terry) of Selkirk, and Charlene Wicks (Grant) of Saskatoon; sister Ethel Myhre of Cold Lake, AB as well as seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Dad loved to dance. After retiring from his career as a red seal mechanic he spent most of his time travelling to many old time dances and fiddle contests in the area. As president of Sir Sam Steele Legion he was instrumental in bringing young fiddle players to the stage to showcase their talents. In his younger years he enjoyed camping and fishing with family and friends, was active in the community and supported all our extra-curricular activities when we were growing up. He enjoyed working with wood and produced many Christmas decorations for his and many others front lawns. A man of many talents he was ready and willing to lend a helping hand to family and friends with any home repair projects.
A special thanks to the Grace General Hospital ICU for their loving care and support during his final days.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the charity of your choice in Jim's memory or take your partner dancing!
At his request, cremation has taken place and a private interment will be held in Chauvin, AB.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 20, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • My sincerest and deepest condolences to Jim's family and friends. I would like to extend a special thank you to the family for embracing my mother through this difficult time. Jim brought a lot of joy into my mothers life and for that I will be eternally grateful. He was always there for me with advice,friendship and to lend a helping hand. The positive and memorable impact that Jim had on Louise's life and mine will be forever lasting. Thank you "Mr.Jim", we love and miss you....always. - Posted by: Darlene Dolinski (Daughter of his partner Louise) on: Aug 01, 2019

  • Sorry to hear Uncle Jim is gone. Guess he’ll be dancing in heaven with his brothers and sisters! - Posted by: Jim Reddington (Nephew ) on: Jul 22, 2019

  • Sorry for your loss. ❤ - Posted by: Lisa (Niece ) on: Jul 22, 2019

  • So sorry for your loss Brian, Bonnie and Charlene and families! Let me know if there is anything I can do! - Posted by: Vicki Schultz (Niece ) on: Jul 21, 2019

  • WHEN I play on my fiddle in Dooney. Folk dance like a wave of the sea; My cousin is priest in Kilvarnet, My brother in Mocharabuiee. I passed my brother and cousin: They read in their books of prayer; I read in my book of songs I bought at the Sligo fair. When we come at the end of time To Peter sitting in state, He will smile on the three old spirits, But call me first through the gate; For the good are always the merry, Save by an evil chance, And the merry love the fiddle, And the merry love to dance: And when the folk there spy me, They will all come up to me, With "Here is the fiddler of Dooney!" And dance like a wave of the sea. - Posted by: M () on: Jul 21, 2019

  • Jim will be remembered by his friendship and smiles by his friends and Comrades at Branch 141 Legion. Deepest Condolences. He will be missed. - Posted by: Jo-Jo Barkley (Comrade and friend) on: Jul 21, 2019

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