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Buehler, James (Jim)

Jim Buehler of Calgary passed away on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at the age of 59 years.

Jim was born in Lethbridge, and moved to Calgary at the age of fourteen. He graduated from Western Canada High School, attended the University of Calgary and received his AACI in real estate appraisal in 1980. Jim owned and operated J. A. Buehler Appraisal Ltd. for over thirty years. Jim lived his life like he managed his business, with honesty and integrity. Jim excelled at everything he attempted and always took pride in his work; however, the one thing he was most proud of was his family. His daughters would always say they had the “Best Dad”. Jim was a total extrovert and could strike up a conversation and share a laugh with anyone. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed traveling to Carlsbad, California every year. His spirit of adventure and love of travel took him and his family to places all across North America which brought him immense joy.

He will be dearly missed by his best friend and wife of thirty-eight years, Mary; and his daughters Lynn and her husband Phil Gair and Cara Buehler and her husband Andy Buchwitz. Jim also had a close bond with his mother-in-law, Blanche. He was and will always be our hero.

“We hold you close within our hearts

And there you will remain

To walk with us throughout our lives

Until we meet again.”

Jim fought cancer with great determination and tenacity. He never allowed it to stop him from loving and living his life to the fullest. Jim was predeceased by his father Alfred, his mother Mabel and his brother Ralph.

A Private family service was held on Friday, November 23, 2008. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Parkdale United Church, 2919 – 8th Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1C8 or to The Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304.

Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. TELEPHONE: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Corrie Olafson :

    Mary and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My most heartfelt sympathy to you all!!

    I used to work for ATB Financial as a Mortgage Specialist and Jim worked on quite a few files for me over the years.

    I loved working with both him and you, Mary!!

    I realize my message is likely a little out of the blue for you Mary, as you know ATB started using Centrax for most of their appraisals and then I left ATB in December 2009.

    I was recently talking to some ATB’ers and asked if they ever get to work with you anymore and it got me thinking about all the laughs along the way so I googled Jim’s name to see if we could reconnect and I found this Announcement.

    Again, I am sorry for your loss and I know he is never far from your thoughts, memories and your hearts!


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