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GOODBRAND – James “Jim” Walter

August 13, 1934 – November 24, 2010

James “Jim” Walter Goodbrand beloved husband of Marion of Calgary, passed away at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the Foothills Hospital on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the age of 76 years after a long battle with cancer.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-three years, Marion, James leaves to mourn his daughter Teri; son Jamie (Randy), daughter Lisa (Brady); grandchildren, Rachael, Gillian, Nicolas, Caitlynn, Dannika and Mary; sister Shirley (Harry); and many nieces and nephews.

A Private Family Service will be held. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

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

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  1. For the Family:

    Jim and I started our relationship as client/consultant well over 15 years ago. In the beginning he was as contankerous as ever, and we had many a glorious battle over what he wanted and what I wanted on the Speargrass Golf Course. In the end, he was a true and dear friend.

    Despite his gruff exterior and persona he was a man with a warm heart. I only realized that in the last few years as we shared beers on the Speargrass clubhouse deck (numerous times) and I recognized a kinder man than I ever believed existed. I also recognized a man that was as proud of his golf course as I was.

    You have all lost your patirarch, your leader, and I have lost a close friend, one that I will miss a great deal.

    Jim was a great client and an even better friend. I am extremely grateful that I had three short visits (nice visits) with him at the Tom Baker before this fateful day. I will treasure those.

    I understand the depth of your sorrow and offer my deepest heartfelt condolences.

    As always,

    Gary

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  2. Len & Kay Kidd :

    Our sincere condolences to Jim’s family. He is going to be missed at Speargrass by all of us.
    We have not known Jim very long, but he was always there for us.

    Sincerely Len & Kay

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  3. Dennis and Ingrid Poffenroth :

    We would like to send our sympathy and condolences to Jim’s whole family. It is with difficulty that one says goodbye to a loved one but please take comfort in knowing that others are keeping you and Jim in their prayers.

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  4. Sending love and prayers to you.

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  5. Bob & Shirley Donahue :

    I had the priviledge to work for Jim when he started his project (Speargrass Golf Course). Our friendship began immediately which led to many after work beers, then several lunches together until his hospitalization. We shared many stories of Manitoba and plenty of laughs. I admired Jim for his “down to earth ” qualities, his honesty, integrity and kind heart. I shall treasure always the time we had with each other. He was a Great Guy! I and my wife Shirley extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to Marion and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  6. Otto & Sally Schulz :

    Our deepest sympathy to the Goodbrand family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. My relationship with Jim started in 1960 when he and his brother did excavation work for us with at that time a very large Gradal Back Hoe. Jim seemed to be among a very few people that had the ability to attract quality people and build a corporate dynasty that is admired.

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  7. Alexis Bahry MacKenzie :

    My sincere condolences to the Goodbrand and Goodbrand-Shave families. In doing business with Jim over the years, I always appreciated his hardworking nature, fairness to me and personal kindness. I will remember him with respect. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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  8. Sincere condolences to the Goodbrand family. Jim will always be remembered for his integrity and wit. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  9. Bruce McKenzie :

    Sincere condolences to the Goodbrand and Shave families. Jim was one of those men that was larger than life itself. Quick to joke but profoundly thoughtful he will have a lifetime impression on me. He leaves a wonderful legacy of people and places. I always remember him fondly talking about architecture with true reverence for how it could influence the environment. For all his rough and tough exterior here was a man tuned into the sensitivities of the world around him. God Bless you all as you remember this great man.

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  10. Tucson Az. is a long way from the time spent with Jim. Worked for/with him for five years in the late seventies. Do not know of a better man. God rest his soul. Know he has a great family to carry on his name. Go Jamie and Teri.
    Rick

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  11. I was very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. I worked with him in the mid 80’s and yes he was a cantankerous guy at times, but I found him to be pretty much a teddy bear. After he relocated to Calgary, we renewed our friendship over many lunches. My guess is that he worked until he could no longer. We lost a good straight shooter.

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  12. Very sorry to hear of Jims passing. My condolences to the family.

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  13. Joyce & Dave Sharp :

    To have met Jim and being able to do business and to know a little of his history was a priviledge..My sincere condolences..Dave Sharp RBA

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  14. I’m sorry for the loss of your dad. Tell the family for me that I’m sorry about Jim.

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