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JAMES DEWAR GRANT (JIM)

Born: Mar 01, 1956

Date of Passing: Jul 18, 2022

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JAMES DEWAR GRANT
March 1, 1956 - July 18, 2022


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Jim, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 66.
Jim will be missed dearly by his sons, Devon and James; granddaughter Octavia; brother Bill (Barb), brother Don (Tracey); sister Bonnie (Kevin Polischuk); sister-in-law Rosalie (John); and many nieces, nephews, cousins, Aunt Jean and Uncle Doug and many friends particularly long-time friend Mike Siedler. Jim was predeceased by his father James and mom Margaret (nee Sutherland), grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.
Jim grew up in the north end of Winnipeg first attending Luxton and then High School at St. John's. He enjoyed many sports but at an early age excelled in wrestling, going to the Canadian Championships as Manitoba champ in his weight division. As he moved through high school, he played football and then developed a passion for golf. Golf took him to many places, but a trip with friend Mike to St. Andrews in Scotland, golfing on the old course was definitely a highlight.
Jim also enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with sons, Devon and James.
His work career took him from a conservation officer in Hadashville, Burns and McGavins in Winnipeg, to his current employer SRG, at Richardson International Airport as an electronic technician.
He will be fondly remembered truly as one of the good guys leaving us far to early!
The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses on the 3rd floor, Unit 7, at Seven Oaks Hospital for their compassionate care during his short stay with them.
The family will be holding a small private Celebration of Life for Jim as per his wishes.


This obituary can also be viewed at www.cropo.com

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 30, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • We were so sorry to hear the news of Jim’s passing. I have very fond childhood memories of Jim and will always remember him as my fun, kind and amiable little cousin. Pam and I would like to send our deep condolences to his family. We wish you strength and peace at this very difficult time. - Posted by: Grant Collins (Cousin ) on: Aug 03, 2022

  • I remember Jim from when we attended Wilderness Corps together in the summer of 1973, and several reunions afterwards. He was a great guy - always willing to help others, and he had a wonderful sense of humour. My condolences to his friends and family. - Posted by: Rob Rube Smith (Friend) on: Jul 31, 2022

  • Sorry to hear of the passing of your brother Don. I remember him from school as being an all round nice guy. Condolences to you, Tracy and all of your family. - Posted by: Lloyd Swereda (Friend of the brother ) on: Jul 30, 2022

  • I am absolutely stunned at this news. I first met Jim over 45 years ago and we quickly became friends over a shared love for golf. We also enjoyed several vacation trips, usually involving golfing at various clubs around Canada and the USA. One highlight was playing Pebble Beach Golf Links. Jim had this brilliant idea that we needed several rounds of liquid refreshment the evening before our 07:45 tee time. That almost cost us our round, as he was famous for not waking up to any alarm clock back then! We somehow made it on time, and I'll never forget his 1st hole "tee shot". His ball popped straight up, but the tee flew some 30 yards!! He quickly recovered, and striped his next shot down the middle. Over the years, we played many rounds at many golf courses and drank many rounds at many pubs. Jim was always an honest person, never forgot any of his friends, and was always willing to help you in any way he could. I'll raise a glass of Johnnie Walker to you my old friend. - Posted by: Tom Balaz (Long time friend) on: Jul 30, 2022

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