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HALAS – James Richard (Jim)

March 22, 1949 – October 8, 2009

James Richard Halas (Jim), aged 60, died on October 8, 2009 while doing one of the things he liked best, walking near his house in Lake Cowichan, BC, of heart failure. Jim was born on March 22, 1949 at the Calgary General hospital and is survived by his mother Charlotte and brothers and sisters Pat, Donna, Michelle, Sam, Joe, Louis and K.C. Jim enjoyed the small town childhood provided by the edge of the city community of Ogden and attended Ogden Elementary School and Sherwood Jr. High School; ending up at Western Canada High School. Jim spent 12 years in the armed forces after which, with a short stint in Calgary, he found the land his heart yearned for, the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Jim was predeceased by his father, Micheal James Halas in 1976. Jim was cremated in Nanaimo, BC and his ashes will be handled by Michelle, Sam and Louis. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Jim Halas, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Will miss Jim a lot. I have a lot of good memories from when we were young and growing up. I will always remember his smile and his great sense of humour.God bless you all.

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  2. Kimberley Davies :

    My family was neighbors and friends with Jim for many years. He used to babysit me when I was a child, and I remember he entertained me with his Betty Boop cartoons! He loved those old cartoons. When my father, Barry, and he took me fishing once, I stepped in a wasp’s nest. They swarmed me, and I remember Jim picked me up and ran me out of there! I have a lot of fond memories of Jim; my condolences to his family.

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