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Date of Passing: Mar 26, 2021

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Imre Jim Takacs on March 26, 2021 at 81 years old.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Elizabeth, daughter Tina Kerger (Doug Bowes), granddaughter Leah Kerger, sister-in-law Hilda Kilarski and mother-in-law Wilma Kilarski.
Jim was a devoted husband, loving father and proud opi. His family was his joy, and his faith was ever present in his life. Elizabeth, his beloved wife of 55 years, had one daughter Tina and one granddaughter Leah. The girls in Jim's life were the most important thing to him. Always quick with a laugh, Jim had many friends. People were drawn to him because of his good nature, honesty, and integrity. After immigrating to Canada in 1957, he created a life with his own business but was always willing to help others with theirs. There are many HVAC companies that Jim helped start and mentor. Highly regarded by wholesalers, competitors, and employees alike. He passed his entrepreneurial spirit onto first Tina, then Leah. Leah was Jim's joy. He loved spending time with her, loved teasing her and loved helping her. Leah spoiled him forever when she took him to see his beloved Montreal Canadiens play the Winnipeg Jets in a private suite; that night left an impression on them both. Jim's work ethic and integrity made him the "go to" HVAC guy for most of Manitoba's Hutterite community. Many were clients but also good friends.
In the days since Jim's passing the family has been flooded with thoughts and prayers, but also with stories of how Jim touched their lives. That is the legacy Jimmy leaves.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private service will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to establish a Sheet Metal Journeyman Scholarship can be made to Jim Takacs Memorial Fund, 123 Meadowbank Road, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1N7.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 03, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Will miss you Jim a lot especially your friendliness and guidance since meeting you in 1985, thank you for working with my business Fortune Homes and helping with the mechanical work through Pyramid Heating & Air Conditioning for all the houses my company had built until your retirement not long ago. - Posted by: George Kwan (Friend/Client) on: Apr 04, 2021

  • Dear Elizabeth and family, my thoughts and prayers to you all. - Posted by: Cindy Buhay Miller (Friends of my parents) on: Apr 03, 2021

  • I had the honor of working with Jim for many years as he was our main contractor at Sears home central. He was always there to help us out and followed through with excellent installations. He has left me with many memories. My deepest sympathy to Jim’s wife and family. - Posted by: Philip tencha (Friend) on: Apr 03, 2021

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