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Born: Feb 23, 1945

Date of Passing: Oct 01, 2020

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February 23, 1945 - October 1, 2020

With heavy hearts, we announce Jim's passing on October 1, 2020, peacefully at home at the age of 75.
He is survived by his sweetie Pat and her family, children: Allan (Paige), Lara (Gerald), grandchildren: Jessica, Ellianna, Avonlea, Jayden, Colby, Peyton, Neyla and William. Predeceased by his parents: Allan and Nellie, and his sister Marilyn (Tom).
Friends and relatives are encouraged to share in a photo-tribute, stories and condolences for the family by visiting Jim's memorial page at
In accordance with his wishes, a virtual service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. Link available from family or Integrity.
Donations, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Jumpstart or Oasis Community Church (for Winnipeg).

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 06, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • I am sad for you loss Lara. I know how fond you were of your dad. The world is an emptier place with out a dad.. May the God of all comfort , comfort you as only He can and will Much love Marian - Posted by: MarianNeufeld (friend of Lara) on: Oct 16, 2020

  • I came to Acadia as a vice-principal and knew nothing whatsoever about applied arts! Jim was not only gracious to me in my ignorance, but was the kind of person that made my work so easy. He was kind, gracious and put the children first. My heart-felt condolences to your family. Jim was a class act. - Posted by: Elaine Egan (co-worker) on: Oct 16, 2020

  • Sorry to hear the passing of Jim. I had the pleasure of teaching with Jim at Acadia at the start of my career. He will always be remembered as a kind and caring teacher. So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Jodi Sampson (Former Colleague) on: Oct 13, 2020

  • Mr. Asplin was my electronics (shops teacher) at Acadia Junior High back in the late 80's. He was always kind, patient and helpful with his students. I loved the door alarm that I made with his supervision and help....wish I still had it! Condolences to his family. - Posted by: S. Mohammed (Former student) on: Oct 08, 2020

  • I spent two years with Jim in teacher education at Red River Collage. Advice my dad gave me was to surround yourself with smart people. Jim was the smartest. It is hard to recall everything I learned from Jim. I learned how to change the rear end and differential on a 1949 GMC truck at 40 below behind his apartment on Scotland Avenue. I helped Jim build his home on Rannoc. We worked together to redo Allan's offices on Portage Avenue. I can't recall all that we did together. Jim was an exceptional friend to me and I shall miss him dearly. My deepest sympathies to Pat, Allan, Lara and all the grandkids. I know Jim cherished all of you. Yours sincerely Colin - Posted by: colin turnbull (very good friend) on: Oct 06, 2020

  • So sorry to see the passing of Jim. Every time i had the pleasure of talking to him he was always friendly and happy to talk to you. Our condoles to the Whole Family. which I know all respected him and also loved him. Mike and Betty - Posted by: Mike Debroni (friend) on: Oct 06, 2020

  • I’m very sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Crystal Caron (Hastings) (My dad and Jim were cousins) on: Oct 06, 2020

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