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JAMES HARRY L’ESPERANCE

Born: Jan 12, 1942

Date of Passing: Oct 11, 2021

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JAMES HARRY L'ESPERANCE
January 12, 1942 – October 11, 2021

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Jim, beloved husband, father, grandfather.
He leaves to mourn his wife of 59 years, Linda; his son Peter (Jocelyne) and grandchildren, Kevin and Amy; his sisters, Darlene (Bill) Beddington, Georgette (Wayne) King and Jo Ann Skinner. He was predeceased by daughter Jeanette James and his sister Sharon Schinke.
His family was first and foremost in his life. Jim's greatest passions were fishing, cars, crib and the Winnipeg Jets.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Winnipeg Humane Society.
A private Celebration of Life for Jim and his daughter, Jeanette will be held.

I have lost my soul's companion,
A life linked with my own.
Sadly I miss your foot steps,
As I wander all alone.
Our family circle is broken,
A link has gone from the chain,
But though we're parted with a while,
We know we will meet again.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • I have so many memories of Jimmy... stories to recount. Jim was aa real character and you always knew he had a real heart and cared for his friends..... so sad to hear for Linda and all the family - Posted by: Tom Matthes (Friends ) on: Nov 19, 2021

  • He'll always be Jimmy to me. We met when our parents moved onto Harbison Avenue in Elmwood in 1950. Jimmy was eight and I was six. We became the best of friends and remained so up until his passing. I have stories too numerous to tell and the fun we had together was something every kid wishes he'd experienced. He was a huge part of my life and I miss him already. If you were his friend there was no-one more loyal than he was. Rest in peace Jimmy and I hope you are having fun at that Dragstrip in the sky. - Posted by: Ken Collins (Friend) on: Oct 29, 2021

  • It was a blessing cleaning for Jim and Linda. His stories about the village will sadly be missed. I enjoyed listening to Jim talk and show me pictures of the old cars he used to work on and have. - Posted by: Melanie Friesen (Cleaner) on: Oct 22, 2021

  • Very sad to hear that Jim is gone. My best wishes go out to his family and friends. Jim was fun, interesting and sooo nice. 🚘 - Posted by: Karen Carruthers (AMC Car club member) on: Oct 22, 2021

  • We met Jim through hockey and became very good friends of both Jim and Linda. Our Canasta nights were great fun and leave fond memories as do the weekends spent at Catherine Lake, fishing, water skiing, etc. Our most sincere condolences to Linda and family. - Posted by: Gilbert and Annette Berard (Friends) on: Oct 18, 2021

  • Dear Linda - my deepest condolences to you, Peter, Jocelyne & family. I was sorry to read of your loss of Jim, you will definitely miss him by your side. I was also very saddened to read of your loss of Jeanette and extend my heartfelt sympathies. May the wonderful moments you shared with your loved ones stay in your heart forever, sincerely Judith - Posted by: Judith Hogue (Niece) on: Oct 18, 2021

  • Sad to see you pass my friend. Remembering our youthful antics still brings chuckles and tears. Both you and Jeanette will be sadly missed. - Posted by: Terry Whiteside (Friend) on: Oct 17, 2021

  • Jim was a great hockey coach for many young boys. He inspired the boys to give it all for the game. Iles Des Chenes arena was the hangout for so many people. Both he and Linda spent much time there. They lived close to the arena. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Just have many happy thoughts of the times we visited and went to the boys games. Rest in peace Jim you were a great person to know. - Posted by: Mary-anne Defoort (Old friend ) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Just an old friend feeling the loss of a good friend. - Posted by: Bob Bray (Old friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Rest is peace ole buddy. We did a lot together Jim and will miss you a lot. - Posted by: Gerry Saunders (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

  • Fond memories of a trip to Saskatoon, a Gremlin, AMX and hours spent a Bison Dragways..the trip to Montreal that Jimmy terrorized us with his driving skills...all good times that will never be forgotten..RIP Jimmy show them how to drive up there. Dave and Elsie - Posted by: Elsie Shale (Friend) on: Oct 16, 2021

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