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JAMES (JIM) COLIN KING
Born: Feb 07, 1938
Date of Passing: May 05, 2020Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
JAMES (JIM) COLIN KING
1938 – 2020
It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts, that our family announces the passing of Jim, with his wife by his side, on Tuesday May 5, after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 82 years at Riverview Health Centre.
Jim was predeceased by his parents, James Colin and Jennie May of New Brunswick, brother Bill of British Columbia, sisters, Marion and Evelyn of New Brunswick.
He leaves behind his loving wife of 43 years, Joanne, his sisters, Helen of New Brunswick and Edna of Ontario, his children, Gloria Larocque (Reg), Gail Masson (Myron), Jim King (Gail), Kevin King (Rachel), seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Jim was born in Apohaqui, New Brunswick on February 7, 1938. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1955, and a few years later he was transferred to Winnipeg, where he settled. Jim left the Air Force in 1963, and became involved in sales working for various auto dealers and construction companies. He enjoyed the company of people and had the "gift of the gab" as they say. His outgoing personality suited his chosen occupation. He had a great sense of humour and could carry on a conversation with a total stranger and make them feel at ease.
Jim was very athletic and enjoyed numerous sports. His first passion was auto racing, which he found very exciting and also awarded him with numerous wins. He retired from auto racing and found a new passion in golf, curling, senior men's hockey and lastly in his mid to late 60s, took to the sport of running in a competitive manner and winning several competitions in his age group. His favourite run took place in Banff Alberta, which he attended three consecutive years. Jim lived a full and eventful life until
Alzheimer's took a hold on him and ceased all his activities.
We extend our appreciation to all the staff at Riverview Health Centre who cared for Jim over the past several years.
As per Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will follow at Green Acres Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2020
Condolences & Memories (5 entries)
My condolences. I raced with Jim back in the mid 80s. He was a tough competitor and to finish ahead of James was a huge accomplishment. A highlight of my life was to travel with Jim and a few other racing buddies to the 1981 Indianapolis 500 in his motor home. A trip I will never forget! Unfortunately I lost touch with Jim after I moved to the West Coast in 1990 Race in Peace Jim - Posted by: Peter Holm (Friend ) on: May 09, 2020
My sincere condolences to you Joanne and your family. I met Jim at the Grace Hospital before he went to Riverview with my wife Jackie where we spent many hours sitting together. - Posted by: Lawrence Hemery (Friend) on: May 09, 2020
Joanne, I am so very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, along with the extra stress and concern from the COVID-19 isolation. Your daily and positive support has been an encouragement to our family, and I’m sure to others as well, as we have journeyed this phase of life at Riverview. Our condolences and prayers reach out to you as we remember our loved ones. Sincerely, Fred Myers - Posted by: Fred Myers (Friend) on: May 09, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: Ernie and Diana Reimer (Brother-in-law Sister-in-law ) on: May 09, 2020
Our thoughts and feelings go out to Joanne and family. I knew Jim and had met him thru my association with WSCC and working at Performance Unlimited. Enjoyed many years of racing both ice and dry track with him and even back to hill climbing with him. He will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Bo zimmerman (Friend) on: May 09, 2020
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