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LOCKRIDGE – James “Jim” Francis

September 4, 1938 – May 13, 2011

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of James “Jim” Francis Lockridge beloved husband of Marilyn of Calgary, on Friday, May 13, 2011 at the age of 72 years.

Jim was a proud military man and served thirty-five years in the Canadian Air Force, retiring in 1990 with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer at the Canadian Forces Headquarters in Ottawa. Travelling the country and the world with his job he and Marilyn created a wealth of great friendships. Later in life, when those friends lived miles away, their friendships were easily rekindled with a quick “drop in” visit to catch up on old times.
Jim was an avid athlete, excelling as both a hockey and softball player throughout his youth and adult life. As his hockey legs wore out he begrudgingly gave up the game he loved and picked up his newest athletic passion cycling, and could be found daily riding his bike along the bike paths of Calgary. His passion for sports was handed down to his children and grandchildren as he was an avid coach and organizer of youth sports and an enthusiastic supporter of his children and grandchildren’s sporting pursuits. He so wanted to see his beloved Leafs win just one more Cup.
Go Leafs Go!
Jim and Marilyn enjoyed many happy years of retirement together. They filled their time with travelling the world, visiting friends and family, playing golf and checking items off their bucket list. Just recently Jim and Marilyn enjoyed a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon on what would be there last trip home together from their retirement property in Arizona.
Besides his loving wife and companion of fifty-four years, Marilyn, Jim is survived by his four children, Tim (Michelle), Leslie (Scott), Mark (Bernadette) and Brent (Karen); six grandchildren, Katelyn, Marc, Clayton, Darcy, Palmer and Claire; as well as sisters, Helen (Roger), Lois (Garth) and Shirley (Hugh).
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of James Lockridge, 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. Sally Bob Adam and Amy :

    Brent, Karen, Palmer, Claire and family
    We are very sad to hear about your sudden loss. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you.

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  2. Harve & Betty Ostash :

    We were devastated by this terrible news. Our hearts go out to you and all the family. Please accept our sincerest condolences-our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Betty & Harve

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  3. Gary & Barb Jaheny :

    We were shocked to hear of your loss and please know how very, very sorry we are.

    Although we didn’t see much of you these past few years, we fondly remember your last visit with us in Coquitlam when we stayed out there a few years ago for the winter. And especially all the happy times we enjoyed with you guys in the Military.

    May happy memories carry you through this sad time.

    Gary & Barb

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  4. Chuck and Hazel Banush :

    Our condolences to you Marilyn and your family on the passing of “Airforce Jim” as he was known at McDonald’s. With our deepest sympathy.

    Chuck & Hazel

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  5. Tom Sliming :

    My sincerest condolences to the Family. Jim was a great teamate as well as adversary in hockey during my military career. He always possessed a positive attitude and lived life to the fullest. He will be sadly missed.

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  6. Malcolm Joyce :

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Jim was a great hockey player and teammate with the Air Force 4 Wing Raiders in Germany. Sincere condolences in memory of a great guy.

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  7. Marilyn and Family

    We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s untimely passing. I have many good memories of my time with him in 4(F) Wing in Germany. Playing for the Raiders was special and playing with Jim was more special- he covered up so many of my mistakes! A guy, never to be forgotten – he was so loveable. My thoughts are with you.
    Dick

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  8. Jim and Carol Hooey :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Marilyn. We have many happy memories from our time together in the military and now since retirement. With our deepest sympathy,

    Jim and Carol

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  9. Rob and Chie Hooey :

    Very saddened by your loss. My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you.

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  10. Ray & Gloria Meyer (Whitey) :

    Sincerest condolences to you Marilyn and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  11. mick hanlon :

    Our deepest sympathies go out to the Lockridge Family. Jim was a great individual and a good team mate. GOD BLESS. Take Care.

    MICK HANLON
    104 BALCOM DRIVE.
    SUMMERSIDE PEI.

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  12. Christine (Hooey) and Neal Gilchrist :

    We are so sorry for your loss-what a shock. We are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

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  13. Ernie Hatfield 111 :

    To the Lockeridge Family, my condolences on your loss of Jim.
    Jim coached me in Bantam, and I played with Tim and Mark , and I know that Mr. Lockeridge was very proud of his family.
    Ernie Hatfield

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  14. The Truppe Family :

    Dear Aunt Marilyn and Family: We were all so saddenened to hear about Uncle Jim passing. Please know that you are in our hearts at this time and that our prayers go with you. God Bless.

    THE TRUPPE FAMILIES

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  15. Darryl Stackhouse :

    Marilyn, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have so many great memories playing hockey with Jim and Tim. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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  16. Marie and Lloyd MacDonald :

    Marilyn and family, We are so sorry to hear about cousin Jim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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  17. Susan Grewal :

    Dear Marilyn,

    I send you my condolences on the passing of your beloved husband. May your many memories sustain in the time to come.

    Sincerely,

    Susan Grewal (aquafit)

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  18. Paul Macdonald :

    Very saddened by your loss, Jim was a great guy well respected in the sporting world, his time and effort while not always recognized was always appreciated. He will be missed. Sincere condolences from the MacDonald family…

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  19. Joe & Barb Gregoire :

    We were deeply saddened to learn of Jim’s sudden passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  20. Barney Barnard :

    Sharon and I send our deepest sympathy to the Lockridge family. Our prayers are with you all. He left a lot of super hockey memories behind.

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  21. Regina and Rene :

    Dear Marilyn: At this difficult time, may you find comfort in knowing that others share in your sorrow. Jim was a good neighbour. He will missed very much.God Bless

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  22. Bev Kaasten (aquafit) :

    Dear Marilyn
    Thinking of you at this sad time with sincere condolences to you and your family.

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  23. Hal MacDonald :

    My deepest sympathy to all of the Lockridge family,
    I have nothing but great memories of Jim, As a coach he was never able to teach me his hockey skills but more importantly he did have an impact on my development in to a man.

    Thank you to Jim and his family for sharing him with us all.

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  24. Richard Friesen :

    Marilyn and family, I am so sorry to hear about your recent loss, I know he will be missed a lot by everyone who knew him.

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  25. Gerald & Rose Bennett :

    Dear Marilyn. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the Lord be with you through these grieving days. Our prayers are with you. Jim was a very good neighbor and a helpful gentleman. God Bless

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  26. Jim Saunders :

    Dear Marilyn I was absolutely floored to hear of the untimely passing of “Air Force Jim ” as we so dearly called him. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sadness. Please accept my most heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Golfing on Tuesdays at Dreamland in Mesa will never be the same again without Jim.

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  27. Ken and Sharon Willis :

    Dear Marilyn, we are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless all of you.

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  28. Doug and Marj Wells :

    Dear Marilyn
    It was with much surprise and sadness that I just read about Jim passing away.
    Even though we don’t know each other well, we are sorry for your loss.
    Your OWS friends
    Marj and Doug Wells

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  29. Paul and Sue Fleury & family :

    We were deeply saddened by the loss of Uncle Jim. He will always be remembered as a kind gentleman,a devoted family man, a proud Canadian Military man and an athlete. He was physically strong throughout his life but his greatest strength could always be seen in his character, his smile, his kindness and his generosity. A Life well-lived!! We will miss our dear Uncle Jim. Condolences to Marilyn and family – you always made him so proud.

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  30. Mary Jo and Roger Best :

    Marilyn,
    So sorry to hear about Jim’s sudden passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Your OWS friends will miss him.

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  31. Darcy & Jamie Jones :

    Very saddened to hear of Jim’s passing, our sincere condolences. We will certainly miss the morning coffee visits in Mesa.

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  32. Richard and Joan Mauthe :

    Dear Marilyn,
    We have just heard about Jim’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. Very shocked at this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Sincerely, Richard and Joan Mauthe

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  33. Debbie Houghton Grimwood :

    Dear Marilyn and family,
    The Houghton’s just received the news of Jim’s sudden passing. We are so sorry for your loss and we are sending our thoughts and prayers. He has a good friend in heaven and I am sure they have the gloves out already. Take care Debbie.

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  34. Wanda (Houghton) Crawley :

    So sorry to hear this news – sending much love and prayers from the entire Houghton family.

    Wanda Houghton Crawley

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  35. Cheryl (Houghton) Flamand :

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden loss of Jim. He was always spoken so highly of in our home. My mother has pictures of Jim and my father (Red) together in hockey gear when they were extremely young, then again as Bombers…now they are together again. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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  36. Mike Epoch and Family :

    Brent, Karen, Palmer, Claire
    Saddened to hear about your loss. We are thinking about you.
    Mike, Tanya, Madi, Maguire.

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  37. Judi & Abe Rempel :

    Dear Marilyn,

    We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. OWS will not be the same without seeing Jim on that bike of his making the many rounds and smiling at everyone he knew. Hugs to you and your family……
    Sincerely, Abe & Judi

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  38. My sincere condolences to Jim’s family. He was my section manager back in Alberta, CFB Cold Lake Flight Simulator in 1985. He was always a great person and easy to talk to.

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  39. My condolences to the Lockridge family. I worked with Jim in Portage La Prairie and he was known to be an excellent person.
    Untimely perhaps.

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  40. Tony & Donna Russell :

    I received word of Jim’s passing from Woody Wood and was truly shocked and saddened. Jim and I enjoyed many happy times together playing hockey and socializing. Marilyn, please accept Donna and my sincere condolences for your loss.
    Donna & Tony Russell

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  41. Monty & Lois Needham :

    Condolences, sorry to hear that we have lost a neighbor at Orangewood 317

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