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Born: Feb 08, 1950

Date of Passing: Sep 12, 2019

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It is with heavy hearts we announce Jim's passing on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the age of 69.
Jim's memory will be forever cherished by his wife of 42 years Judi; and their three sons, Colin (Angela), Scott (Kayla), and Brett (Meg); and brothers, Greg (Janette) and Brad (Lorena). He also leaves to grieve, sisters-in-law, Phyllis Reader (Ron), Shirley Nicholson (Neil), Gail Stafford; and brothers-in-law, David Martin (Corey), Roy Martin (Lorna), as well as many nieces and nephews.
Jim was born on February 8, 1950 to Peter and Teenie Wolfe. He grew up in Altona, MB and it was at Miller Collegiate that he developed a love for basketball. He left Altona for the University of North Dakota and then transferred to University of Manitoba where he pursued his degree while playing basketball.
Jim worked in provincial and federal corrections for 28 years. He started as a probation officer and held many positions until he left in 2004 as Assistant Deputy Minister. He then worked for Health Canada as the Regional Director of the First Nations Inuit Health Branch before retiring in 2013. Many valued friendships were developed throughout his career, some of which he still maintained after retirement.
Jim was a people person and took great interest in those around him. He was able to talk to anyone, whether he had known them for years or just met them for the first time. Jim's family was his deepest love and his greatest priority. He was exceptionally proud of his three boys. He passed on his love of basketball and other sports to his sons and actively participated in all their sporting activities at Kirkfield Westwood Community Centre and Westwood Collegiate. He volunteered on the Winnipeg Minor Basketball Association board for 10 years. Jim loved spending time with his family at the cottage on Netley Creek and enjoyed travelling, as his health permitted. We'll miss his great sense of humour and how he brought fun to every situation and he will be in our hearts and souls forever. He was so happy knowing his first grandchild would be arriving in October and the second grandchild in November.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Hammond, Dr. Homick and Dr. Sherene Guindy who treated Jim for many years in his battle with lung disease. Thanks also to the Community IV Program (especially nurses Wendy, Maria and Mary) for their care and support.
Cremation and celebration of Jim's life have taken place however friends and relatives are encouraged to share in memories, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Jim's memorial page at
In Jim's memory, contributions may be made to The Manitoba Lung Association, or to the Winnipeg Harvest.

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As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 21, 2019

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Judi and family, so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember the many occasions we shared with you and Jim, as our boys were growing up together. Whenever Jim was present, there was laughter! His pride for his family was obvious, his concern for others heartfelt, and his ability to make you laugh a thing of beauty. We consider ourselves lucky to have known him and call him our friend. Bob and Charmaine Gibson - Posted by: Bob and Charmaine Gibson (Friend) on: Sep 23, 2019

  • Dear Judi & families, Our sincere condolences upon hearing of Jim's passing. Although we only met a short time ago when he attended an Ultrasound Course as a "lovely model" - he was the kindest, thoughtful, gentle man & willing to help out where he could. Memories are yours to cherish & hold dear to your hearts! - Posted by: Jan Middleton (UofM Ultrasound Program) on: Sep 23, 2019

  • Jim and I were in high school back in the "old home town" Altona, playing basketball. Jim was a friend to all and the envy of many of us. He had a Kawasaki motorbike and a VW Bug. (A little nippy in winter going Altona to Wpg against wind, LOL). I'm sure he will be missed by all. Rest in Peace old friend. John Dick - Posted by: John Dick (High School Friend) on: Sep 22, 2019

  • Jim was truly an exceptional person. His warmth and humour was infectious to all people around him. The basketball community will miss him dearly. - Posted by: Benjamin Szymkow (Friend) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • Jim was my Adm when I worked in corrections and when I worked at 405 Broadway in Winnipeg. He really listened to you and gave you very valuable advice. He was a rare breed and was good at his job.. truly a people person. This is a loss to us all. - Posted by: Leonard Derkach (Corrections) on: Sep 21, 2019

  • Augh Judi -- Thinking of you and your family with deepest sympathy and sincere friendship. --- Jan Pickell (Nicholson ) - Posted by: Jan Pickell (--friend--) on: Sep 21, 2019

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