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JAMES – Ken

October 1, 1939 – April 23, 2010

With deep sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Ken James, beloved husband of Eleanor and loving father of Lynette, on Friday April 23, 2010 at the age of 70 years.

Ken was born October 1, 1939 in Calgary to parents Alice and Douglas “Dux” James. He was a proud Calgarian, who was an entrepreneur before twenty five years of distinguished service with Associated Taxi. Ken will be remembered for his generous spirit, always welcoming friends and family to his home. He was dedicated to helping others through times of need and took enjoyment in their home, their garden, time spent at Wasa Lake and pursuing his southern Alberta roots and family heritage.

Ken is survived by his wife Eleanor, children: Lynette James, Todd Allison (Karen), Lisa Kingston (Tony), his grandson Griffin Kingston, his sister Audrey Petrie (Al), and numerous, nephews, nieces, cousins as well as lifelong friends.

A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building (3625 – 4 Street S.W.) on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, 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: (403) 521-3433. The family is grateful for the support from the palliative home care team with the Calgary Health Region.

In living memory of Ken James, 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. Ken has been a great help to me over the last 8 years. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  2. Ken, you touched my life very early on in my recovery. I will be for ever grateful to you for the the many times I saw you at St. John’s. You always took the time to say Hi to me and everyone else in the room. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you, THANK-YOU FOREVER

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  3. Eleanor and Family- Ken was a lovely man, and I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  4. Eleanor & Family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Ken’s death.
    We didn’t know him well, but remember his kindness and patience with the boys when
    we visited the McGills at Wasa. Scott particularly remembers spending time with Ken and the dogs.

    Thinking of all of you at this sad time,
    Brent, June, Scott & Shawn Savard

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  5. Lynette and family–my deepest sympathies on the loss of a wonderful man. Anytime I met your Dad he was smiling, happy and outgoing. The memories will quickly all become good ones. My thoughts are with you.

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  6. Emily Triggs :

    Eleanor & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Ken was a great man with such a warm, kind spirit. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you.
    My thoughts are with you.

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  7. Michelle Saulnier :

    Dear Eleanor,

    I was so very sad to hear of your husband’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

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  8. Ed and Ruth Kieboom :

    Dear Eleanor and family, we are thinking of you all with the passing of Ken.
    We remember Ken for his wonderful sense of humour and his laugh.
    It has been many years since we connected but at a time like this it brings back good memories.

    Love Ruth and Ed Kieboom

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  9. Suzanne Polyak :

    Eleanor & family,
    I was so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Ken seemed like a wonderful man, and I can still remember the way you two would cut a rug on the dance floor. Please know that our thoughts are with you.

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  10. Kathy and Ron McKay :

    Dear Eleanor and Family, Ron and I are so very sorry to hear about Ken’s passing.
    We both have such fond memories spending time together at YMCA christmas parties and special celebrations. Ken was a very special person, his kindness, gentle spirit and wonderful smile will be missed by all of us who knew him. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time of loss,
    With heartfelt sympathy,
    Kathy and Ron

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  11. Pat Sharkey :

    It is with great sympathy that I am sending this message. I am so sorry to hear about Ken.

    He was a wonderful person, and will be missed.

    The Hiway was closed and we were not able to make it to the funeral. So sorry.

    With regret
    Dan and Pat Sharkey

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  12. Diane and Gary Baher :

    Eleanor, We are so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. We have so many fond memories of Wasa. Our mutual love of dogs, wine, food and fun. We could never have found better neighbours to share the sand and the water with. I love the way you made each other laugh. Let those memories dispel some of the sadness at this time.

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