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FLEMING, James (Jim) Keith

July 7, 1935 – Sweetgrass, Montana, USA
August 18, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta, Canada

We are saddened to announce the passing of Jim Fleming, oilman, rancher and horseman. Jim passed away peacefully on Monday, August 18, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

Jim had a long career in the oilfield, working with Macobar Mud, Epsco Pipe, Sarcee Drilling, and had a consulting business. He had a successful twenty year partnership (1974-1994) with his brother Harold, establishing Reef Mud. Jim was a Calgary Stampede Lifetime Volunteer and in 1988, was head of VIP transportation for the Winter Olympics. In 1979, he moved his family to DeWinton and began a lifetime of breeding and showing Quarter Horses and founded Image Quarter Horses. Jim was the president and director of the Alberta Quarter Horse Association for many years and Lifetime Director of the American Quarter Horse Association. He was a founding member of the Team Cattle Penning Association of Alberta. Even when he could no longer ride on a team with his family, he enjoyed watching them compete. Jim was very proud of his grandchildren and all of their many accomplishments in their young lives.

Jim leaves to mourn, his wife, Lynn, daughter Jennifer Robson (Kurt), and his two grandchildren, Josie and Tate. He is also survived by his brother Harold (Sherry) and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Greg, of whom he was extremely proud.

In accordance with Jim’s wishes, a small Celebration of Life will be held privately. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of James Fleming, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. It is so sad to hear that another of the dynamos who helped shape our lives has left us. Jim was a huge influence during his life on both the oil and horse industries. Be comforted knowing that he has left a legacy and had a fulfilling life.

    I am thinking of you and share your pain.

    Sharon

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  2. Maynard Bernard :

    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim. I was fortunate to be able to work under Jim during his time with Reef Mud. I have always held the utmost respect for his straight forward and honest approach to business as well as life.

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  3. Dear Lynn and Jennifer,
    I am so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Please know that I have many great memories of our times together.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Burwash

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  4. Wayne Crosbie :

    Jim was one of a kind and I feel honored to have known him throughout these years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.

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  5. I had the good fortune to work for Reef Mud when Jim and Harold ran the company. Under his leadership and work ethic, a strong private competitor emerged in the industry. He leaves a legacy in the drilling fluids world, as well as with his family and friends. In our business there have been some “giants” emerge over the years, and Jim was definitely one of them. My condolences to Jim’s family and loved ones.

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  6. Ken and Nola Kotow :

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this sad time.

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  7. Bev and Jack Cambridge :

    We were shocked and saddened to read of Jim’s passing in the paper this morning. Our thoughts and condolences to you, Lynn and your family. We are truly sorry. Love, Bev

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  8. Kate Anderson :

    Lynn and family…I’m so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I wasn’t aware that he had been ill. Darryl respected Jim, and valued him as a friend. We always enjoyed our visits with you both. He will be missed. If I can be of any help, please call…Kate

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  9. Lynn and family:
    Sincere condolences on Jim’s recent passing.
    Got to know, and respect, him through Stampede Courtesy Car Committee. He was a good friend who will be missed by many.
    Bob Cairns

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  10. Joan and Bob Weder :

    Our deepest sympathy to the Fleming family
    Jim was a wonderful man
    He gave a lot of time at the Okotoks Ag Society
    It was a pleasure knowing ,and working with him

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  11. Roger Hoffort :

    To The Fleming Family
    Sorry for your loss
    Jim’s and my friendship goes back to the 1960’s while he was in Sask. working for Magcobar. A true friend and a Great Man!
    We will all miss You Jim.
    Rest in Peace
    Roger Hoffort

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  12. Karen Linnell :

    Lynn and Jennifer, I was saddened to read the news of Jim’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

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  13. Lynn and Jennifer,
    I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you both during this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Brent

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  14. Marilyn & Raymond Shaurette :

    To Lynn, Jen, Kurt, Josie & Tate
    So very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Although we met only briefly over the years at a few Christmas’, he was always very kind and a gentle man. Sincere Sympathy to you all. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Sincerely,
    Marilyn & Ray

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  15. Gayle Pawley-Wilson :

    Lynn & Family,
    Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Jim. It was my pleasure to have worked with Jim over the years with the CQHA and AQHA.
    My heartfelt thoughts and sympathy to the family.
    Gayle Pawley-Wilson

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  16. Judy Godin (Towers) :

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Lynn, I lost my husband in February, he was the same age as Jim, it was cancer also. Hopefully time will heal for the both of us. Am in touch with Jack and Nancy, and would love to see you, if you are on the Island, or if I get out to Calgary. Warmest condolences, Judy

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