July 12, 1930 – February 7, 2012
Jim passed away suddenly at his home in Cochrane, AB on February 7, 2012.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife Rosa Gorrill (nee Janisch) and leaves behind his daughters, Cara Sauriol (nee Gorrill) and Lisa Gorrill; son Jim Gorrill; granddaughters, Sabina Marie and Carina Rose Sauriol.
Born in Calgary in 1930, he started life in Gleichen, AB before moving with his family to Calgary in 1941, after the death of his father. His love of the mountains brought him together with Rosa, both members of the Alpine Club of Canada. Married in Petersfield, MB, they lived in Calgary until 1975, when he moved his family to Carstairs, AB. After spending twenty-nine years with Air Canada, he took early retirement. Jim and Rosa eventually settled in Cochrane with a view of the mountains. Jim had a lifelong passion for photography, seeing beauty everywhere through the lens of his camera. From climbing Mt. Robson, to burning the soles of his feet on a dock in Antigua, he loved to travel and explore.
Jim’s family was the most important part of his life and with great sadness, Jim’s family invite friends to pay their last respects to a very much loved and respected father at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. You may forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (866) 412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial or directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Jim Gorrill, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences