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Date of Passing: Jan 27, 2020

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On January 27, 2020, at the age of 83, James John Ilchyshyn left the physical world to begin his journey on the spiritual plane.
He was predeceased by his wife Carolyn in 1980; and his stepson Ronald Kitchen in 2017.
Jim is survived by his wife Louise; sister Mary; daughters, Lisa Tucker (Robert) and Andrea Ilchyshyn (Chris); and grandchildren, Matthew and Alexa; stepchildren, Susan Johnston (Roy) and grandchildren, Michael and Shannon and families; Tim Kitchen (Darlene) and granddaughters, Tanis, Sage and Olivia; daughter-in-law Sharon Miller and grandchildren Tasha and Sarah and families; Dale Kitchen (Cheryl) and grandchildren, Skylar and Madison; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oakbank United Church, 582 Balsam Crescent, Oakbank.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 01, 2020

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Dearest Louise and all family Our deepest sympathy to all. Jim was a very dear friend for many years. We loved him very much. He will be missed every day. Jim was a sage to many. We loved listening to his wisdom on the spiritual journey. We always had great conversations. He was very talented. He supported everyone he knew when ever there was a need. Gave guidance to everyone always. We send our condolences and prayers to all the family. Karen & Michael & Family Daley. - Posted by: Karen Deley & Michael Deley & Family (Friends) on: Feb 02, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear that Jim has died. We worked closely together for a number of years. - Posted by: Peg Venables (Co-worker) on: Feb 02, 2020

  • Jim like all humans was unique. But Jim was a disruptor who challenged accepted norms. Every conversation with Jim was an adventure that took us into unexplored territory. He made you think and feel deeply. A group of us emerged as fellow disruptors in part because of his direct example. But his talented, loving and spiritual teacher daughter Lisa and her husband Tucker and others in our circle have become Jim’s inspired change makers, each in our own way. Our gatherings together in Renaissance House and other homes are like family gatherings where each of us provide informally reports where we are in our life journeys. We have nurtured and encouraged each other for years to continue to grow and share our growth and learnings with others. My wife Brenda and I will miss Jim’s physical presence but his spirit and uniqueness is with us forever. With much love to Louise, Lisa, Tucker and your extended families and many friends who share our love for you all and Jim. In appreciation for a good life well lived and shared with us. .David and Brenda Newman - Posted by: David G. Newman, Q.C. (Friend) on: Feb 02, 2020

  • I met Jim at St. Catherine Anglican Church in Birds Hill. I remember him as a person who loved to engage in discussions about the nature and experience of spirituality. When St. Catherine’s closed our congregation scattered, but whenever I chanced meet Jim it was a real pleasure to stop for a chat. Vic joins me in offering our sincere sympathy to Louise and the family. Peace be with you. - Posted by: Debby Taylor (friend) on: Feb 01, 2020

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