What a great guy.
Jim passed away peacefully on Feb. 23, 2016 after a short illness.
He had many accomplishments in his life including starting and teaching many pipe bands in Edmonton, owning a retail store, Scottish Imports for over 40 years, Edmonton Burns Club Piper and Piper Emeritus for over 40 years, receiving French Legion of Honour Medal (the equivalent of the Order of Canada) in October 2015 at the Legislature from the French Ambassador to Canada.
Dad’s greatest love was his children who survive him, Jim (Judy), Ross (Sandy), Cam (Rick) and Jan: his grandchildren, Jill, Jay, Robbie, Shauna, and Michael, and his great grandchildren; Jack, Mitch, Alex, Jacob, Taye, and Gia.
Jim is also survived by sisters, Nan and Isabel, sisters-in-law, Audrey (Keith), Joan (Gavin), and June. He was predeceased by wife, Marie, in 2010.
Thanks to the doctors and nurses (station 42) at Grey Nuns Hospital for their compassionate care.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial and celebration of Jim’s life for family and close friends at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to STARS Air Ambulance.
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Foster & McGarvey Funeral Home,