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Born: Dec 07, 1950
Date of Passing: Aug 02, 2021Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
December 7, 1950 August 2, 2021
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, family and friends whose lives he greatly impacted. Jim leaves behind his adoring wife of 47 years, Walene; his sons, Jeff (Lindsay), and Jamie (Megan); his three grandsons who were the light of his life, Jaden, Jackson, and Jace, and his sister, Gaay (Ulrich) Bedarf.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Friday, September 3, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Norwood Hotel. Thank you to the staff at Lake of the Woods Hospital who kept him comfortable in his final hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Scleroderma Association of Manitoba.
Family invite you to read the obituary and share memories of Jim by signing the online book of condolences at ejcoutu.ca
E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 07, 2021
Condolences & Memories (14 entries)
Our sincere condolences to Walene, Jeff, Jamie and family on the loss of your dear Jim. Jim always had a funny story for us while we worked or played at Falcon Lake. We are very fortunate to have known him. - Posted by: Rob ad Darlene Chimilar (Friends and coworkers ) on: Sep 02, 2021
Though we lived next door, I am sorry to say I had lost touch with Jim. I do remember the family well and all the great times together as kids. I am loving the stories that have been shared to get to know him better. Sorry for your loss. Joy MacLeod - Posted by: Joy (Ramsay) MacLeod (Neighbor) on: Aug 14, 2021
My condolences to Jim’s family and friends on your loss. I fondly remember the good times we all shared at Windsor School, particularly with the gang that Dave Johnson referenced in his tribute. Jim was a leader back then whom we looked up to, even us non Elm Park boys from Bronstone to the south. As time marches on, the gang gets smaller! RIP Jim!! - Posted by: Ross McGowan (Windsor School friend/classmate) on: Aug 14, 2021
Jim and I did a lot of snow shoveling back in the 60s. I remember Elm Park boys and Cunnington boys had many acorn fight during fall time and then come winter snowball fights...Good times.. I'm sorry for loss Walene and family - Posted by: Gordon Ivory (School chum and snow clearing helper) on: Aug 12, 2021
Walene, Jeff and Jamie and families, also the Juer family. We had some good times in St Vital, and at Falcon Lake. Always great hosts. Will remember those memories and laughs we had. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Beverley Bettens, Michael, Randy, Jamie and Kevin and families. 🙏💞 - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Aug 10, 2021
Walene, Jeff, Jamie, spouses and all of Jim's precious grandchildren and family. Jim was such a special man in so many ways , not just a successful businessman, he's was a avid and talented golfer... best pro am putter ever! But his biggest roll was husband, father, grandfather and friend. When he joined our team at the Falcon Lake golf course he couldn't wait for his shift to end when family was coming to the lake. Jim was my friend who's advice and guidance over the years is something I'll treasure. His door was always open for anyone who wanted to come through and share some laughs. I'm sure he's already playing a snip game with old friends and taking there quarters! Rest in peace my friend. - Posted by: Jeff Heiland (Friend) on: Aug 09, 2021
I worked with Jim back in 1985 for just 9 months. 30 years later while Jim and his wife were travelling through Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Jim took the time to look me up and we got together for an awesome evening. What a guy, 36 years ago he took me under his wing and taught me in a short time how to be a businessman and have fun at the same time. I will always be grateful for this. I was saddened to hear of Jim’s sudden passing and my condolences goes out to his entire family. - Posted by: Reg MacGillivray (Worked with Jim) on: Aug 08, 2021
Our family extends our deepest sympathy to you and your family. - Posted by: Margaret and Peter Munn (former neighbours) on: Aug 08, 2021
So saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I spent a big part of my life sitting upstairs on Eagle Drive with Jim and have many fond memories. Many conversations about his family and extended family that were so much a big part of Jim and it was evident how much he loved his family, loved to laugh and enjoy life to its fullest. I enjoyed every minute. I always admired the respect everyone that knew him had for this terrific guy. Everyone who was involved in contracting knew Jim and listened to him and he truly was a mentor to all. Our heartfelt condolences to Walene, Jeff, Jamie and the extended family. - Posted by: Bernie and Eleanore Kraynyk (Friend) on: Aug 08, 2021
Condolences never seems to say enough. Our hearts are breaking for Jim’s beloved wife Walene, family and all who knew him. Jim had a unique personality and to know him, was to love and respect him. We will treasure our memories and feel very fortunate to have had Jim in our lives. RIP dear friend. Graham, Aileen and family. - Posted by: Graham and Aileen Chaplin (Friend) on: Aug 07, 2021
The Youngs are the best of them. Along with Wall, Jim is no doubt a big reason why. As two “outlaws” in the Juer family, Jim was always so kind, always taking the time to chat beyond the usual family chitchat. He always said we should set up a round of golf, and for a few reasons, I regret that we never did. As an avid golfer, he would have taught me a lot about the game. And he no doubt would have kept me entertained throughout the round. But the biggest reason is that I believe his invite was genuine; that he really wanted to get together. That was the type of person that Jim was. He had time for everyone and he was himself with everyone. A great, friendly and genuine guy who will be missed. My deepest condolences. - Posted by: Ty Milloy (In-laws) on: Aug 07, 2021
Walene and family. So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. - Posted by: Mona Geller (Pierson) (Friend ) on: Aug 07, 2021
We were so saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. The Young family were exceptional neighbors for many years. We offer our sincere sympathies to Walene, Jeff, Jamie and extended family. - Posted by: Omer and Hélène (Neighbour) on: Aug 07, 2021
Once upon a time there were a bunch of kids born in 1950 & 1951. These kids lived in the second block of Elm Park Road near Edinburgh and included Barry McArton, Jim Grey, Pete Grey, Joy Ramsay, Gord Tompkin, Dave Johnson, Doug Nothstein , Moira Graham and more. Lots of hi-jinks over the years. Playing “guns”, building forts, kick the can, street hockey, Great times. Sorry to see Jim has passed on. Condolences to his family. - Posted by: Dave Johnson (Friend & neighbour from Elm Park Road/Windsor School.) on: Aug 07, 2021
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