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Born: Jun 25, 1941

Date of Passing: Jul 13, 2023

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June 25, 1941 - July 13, 2023

Jim Searle passed away peacefully on July 13, 2023, at the Riverview Health Centre. He was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in April 2021 and his early mantra had been “Let’s make the best of a bad thing.”

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 22, 2023

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Helen, So sad to hear Jim has died. I was pleased and honoured to work with Jim from the late 80s on and off until the early 2000s. As a green, brash kid he took the time to teach me about work ethic and doing the best job possible. We became close friends and stayed in contact for the remainder of his life. Anyone you'd talk to in the industry would say, "Jim is a stand-up guy!". My condolences. Tony Onisko - Posted by: Tony Onisko (Friend & Colleague) on: Jul 26, 2023

  • Jim and I curled together for several years. Both being early risers we enjoyed chatting prior to game start (also enjoyed getting great parking spots!), as well as apres game coffee. In curling Jim gave it everything he had on each and every rock. Jim was physically strong up until his illness caused him to quit the game. He had a "grip of steel" and we enjoyed jokingly encouraging him to "crush" opponents hands in the pre-game intros. Always courteous and positive, Jim was a role model for many in the sport. - Posted by: Phil Trottier (friend) on: Jul 23, 2023

  • Thinking of you and hoping there is sunshine in your life soon. - Posted by: Marilyn Reid (friend ) on: Jul 23, 2023

  • I am very sorry for your loss. I remember many fun visits with the two of you, at my parents' house as well as yours, and I know that your friendship meant so much to both of them. The thoughts of myself and my family are with you. - Posted by: Bill Swift (Former neighbor, son of friends) on: Jul 22, 2023

  • Helen, the photo you chose of Jim brings back many happy memories. "Making the best of a bad situation" was not easy I am sure. Jim was a good friend and neighbour to both Glenn and to me. - Posted by: Jean Swift (Friend and former neighbour) on: Jul 22, 2023

  • Our sincere condolences to Helen and extended family. - Posted by: Len & Phyllis Klassen (Acquaintance ) on: Jul 22, 2023

  • Helen, it was so sad to read that Jim went through this terrible disease. A classic example of “bad things happening to good people”, and Jim was definitely a good person. I remember from our sorority days that Jim was your blind date for an “occasion”. That first date was enough, how lucky that you found each other. I’m not sure if you remember that my husband, Ken, knew Jim, casually, through hockey from many years back. You played such a huge role in my life. The one time we met for coffee (warm water with lemon, for you) I told you that if it hadn’t been for you I may not have gone to university and spent 37 years as a Math teacher. You weren’t aware of this, but to this day I am grateful for that. Plus, all of the help you gave me in Calculus, chemistry and physics at United College. The night before an English exam I called you to get you to explain “Murder in the Cathedral” to me as I just didn’t “get it”. Of course, you did get it, explained it to me and the next day there it was, so thanks for that too. I apologize that this is more about you than Jim, but I didn’t know him very well, but am so very sorry that he (and you) went through LBD. Take care, Barb and Ken - Posted by: Barb Sutyla (Jack) (Friend) on: Jul 22, 2023

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