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LUTZ – Ernest James (Jim)

January 20, 1935 – December 10, 2009

Ernest James (Jim) Lutz beloved husband of Louise of Calgary, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at the age of 74 years.

Jim was born and raised in Calgary. Aside from the time developing and operating the family business, Happy Valley, Jim enjoyed his times “trucking”; a true trucker at heart. Jim and Louise enjoyed their early retirement years in Brisco, BC and High River, AB, recently relocating to Calgary to be closer to his family.

Besides his loving wife of fifty-three years, Louise, Jim is also survived by his children, Cheryl (Kit), Greg, Bonnie (Garth) and Jacquee; grandchildren, Lauren, Jesse, Christopher, Bradley, Sarah, Ryan, Randy, and Travis; sister Beverly; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Ernie and Jessie Lutz.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. A private graveside service will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In keeping with Jim’s love of animals, we would gratefully request that if friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca or to Alberta Guide Dog Services, P.O. Box 5471, Station “A”, Calgary, AB T2H 1X8, Telephone: (403)258-0819.

In living memory of Jim Lutz, 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. To the Lutz family,
    We were so saddened to learn of your great loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    The Watson family

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  2. Darcy & Patsy Cook :

    Our hearts go out to you in this time of need, We send our condolences from the Cook family. Thinking of you now and in the time to come …..Darcy, Patsy, Jennifer, Sarah and Drew

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  3. Brenda Rice-Jones :

    Dear Louise, Greg, Bonnie & Jacquee, I’m so sad to hear of the loss of your husband, dad and Mr. Lutz (as I always knew him). Bonnie, we have so many great memories of your dad in our early years. My thought and prayers are with all of you.

    Brenda Rice-Jones

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  4. Dear Louise and family,

    I’m sorry to hear of Jim’s death.

    Sincerely, Liz

    Pleae call me sometime, Louise.

    403)252-2892

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  5. allan gingrich :

    Our thoughts and best wishes are with you and your family at this time. We have made a donation to the Alberta Guide dog services in Jim”s name

    Allan, Judith, Jennifer, Sammi

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  6. Bill & Margaret McPherson :

    We will miss our long time friend Jim.
    We will no longer hear him sing Waltzing Across Texas With You.
    Our thoughts are with all of you.
    Love from all the McPherson family

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  7. Herb & Louise Hogg :

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you Louise & your family.

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  8. David and Linda Rice-Jones :

    Louise, Cheryl, Greg, Bonnie and Jacquee

    We are both thinking of you at this very sad time. Jim was such an important person in David’s life, with helping him through his teenage years and always taking a genuine interest in what he was doing. He will be greatly missed.

    Love, David and Linda

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  9. Gene & Dianne Cunningham :

    Our thoughts are with you all in this time of need. Love The Cunningham Family

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  10. Judie Bonitz (Stair) :

    So sorry to hear about your dad, Greg. I don’t know if you even remember me, it’s been at least 20 years. We met in Bowness. I would like to give you my condolences, please take care….Judie

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  11. Larry & Shelagh Hudon :

    Louise
    So sorry to hear of Jims passing we send you and your family our sincere condolences. Larry & Shelagh Hudon

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  12. Jennifer Crowe :

    Dear Louise and Family,

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. My sincere condolences to everyone.

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