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BURROUGHS – James Walter

July 25, 1931 – June 3, 2011

Jim’s family share with you his peaceful passing to our Heavenly Father with his loving family by his side.

Jim was born in Drumheller, AB. He was the son of the late Walter and Vera (Lane) Burroughs. Jim was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and special friend. He was a member of St. Lukes Parish. Jim was an accomplished pilot, experiencing fifty-six years in aviation.   Passionate in celebrating his love of family and friends, Jim’s memories and adventures of flying, modeling, motorcycle riding, and fishing could fill books.

Jim will be sadly missed by his wife Sandra (MacDonald) and their children, David (Wendy), Robert, Deborah (Bill), Kirk (Michelle), Shantal (Brian) and Kris (Natasha); grandchildren, Christopher (Christine), Bradley (Rachel), Shayla, Summer, Brynn, Carson, Mason, Kadyn, Chaney, Keira, Lochlan, and Liam; great-granddaughters Evelyn and Emma; sister Shirley and family; sisters-in-law, Anita and Valerie; and brothers-in-law, Rene and Keith.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive & Northland Drive N.W.) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Jim’s family is establishing the Jim Burroughs Memorial Bursary in support of Aviation students at Mount Royal University. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the bursary at Mount Royal University Foundation, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6K6.

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  1. Barry McDonald :

    Dear Sandra and Family. Please accept our condolences in your loss of Jim. Your memories will give you comfort during this difficult time. We also have fond memories of Jim that go back for many years. Jim was the ultimate gentleman. Sincerely Barry and Jean McDonald.

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  2. Gus and Betsy Van Wielingen :

    Jim was a dear friend of our family for many years. We are very saddened about his passing and will always remember him as a proficient pilot and wonderful companion and employee. Our condolences to Sandra and the entire family.

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  3. Richard, Evelyn and Tina Dawson :

    Dear Sandra and family. Jim always held a special place in our hearts. He was a very gentle soul and quite the charmer combined with a great sense of humour. We will forever have fond memories of him. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  4. Allan Lavoie :

    Sandra and Family. Please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim. Jim was always forthright in all that he undertook and always an optimist and a true gentleman to deal with. We hold very fond memories. Sincerely Allan and Lorraine Lavoie.

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  5. Michael Staveley :

    Please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. We met Jim through the R/C club that we belonged to, and are very saddened at his passing.
    Sincerely Michael & Sonya Staveley

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  6. Dan & Teresa Lebsack & Jennifer, Trevor and Maria :

    Dear Sandra and Family – our prayers are with all of you during this painful time. Jim was an amazing man and we had so many good laughs as he told us about his many adventures and taught the ‘rookie’ how to fly his R/C helicopter. We pray that you will be consoled knowing he is at rest in the arms of Our Lord.

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  7. Gordon And Annemarie (Neighbours) :

    Dear Sandra,

    We are very sorry for your loss,

    We heard the news only a short time ago. For the short time we knew Jim he
    instantly became a friend. He was a great neighbor, always going out of his way to say HI and help in anyway he could. I only wished that I had gotten to fly with him. We will miss him and am glad to have been his friend and neighbors. Sandra if you need anything we are here for you, just give us a call or take a step over. I am again so sorry for your loss, he was a great gentleman.

    Take Care,
    Gordon and Annemarie

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  8. Lorraine Keess :

    Dear Sandra and Family,
    In the very short time I came to know Jim, how very touched I was by his sweetness, kindness and courage. I will continue my prayers for you all during this time of great grief. May he rejoice in eternal glory with the Lord.

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  9. Ron Laughlin :

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Shared friendship with Jim growing up in the Drumheller Valley and later enjoyed being “piloted” in Lear Jets and fixed-wing aircraft around the oilpatch. Our sincere condolences.
    The Laughlin Family – Ron, Maxine and Lillian

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  10. Richard Bonnycastle :

    Dear Sandra,

    I am very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing away. He was a good friend and we had a lot of fun flying around the country. I don’t think I ever heard him say a discouraging word. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

    – Dick Bonnycastle

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  11. Curt Carruthers :

    As one of Jim’s colleagues in the Calgary aviation community for quite a number of years, I would extend condolences to family and friends. Jim was indeed a professional aviator, and a true gentleman. His contribution to the world around him will long be remembered.

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  12. Nancy Kastner, Megan and Bob Pesant extend our sympathies to Sandra and Family on the passing of Jim. When Jim would visit our family in Brampton, Ontario he was always a great help to my father Bill. Jim was a great friend and always had interesting stories to share. We have known Jim for many years including many adventures with his parents and visits to the farm. There are many good times we shared with Jim, and those will be our memories.

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  13. Oriole O'Dwyer :

    I remember Jim from many years ago at Craigton School. He, Shirley and Mom and Dad were neighbors of ours, and very good friends. My sympathy goes out to family and friends. Sincerely, Oriole O’Dwyer (Macdonald)

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  14. Lorne, Alison,Paul, Louanne and Vicki Slusarchuk :

    Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Jim was a dear friend, great neighbour and all round wonderful man. We will miss him and his amazing stories that entertained many during our dinners together. We were blessed to have Jim in our life.
    May you be comforted by our Lord Jesus through this very difficult time.
    Blessings and love – The Slusarchuk family

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