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MCCUSKER, James “Jim” Daniel

March 23, 1936 – March 12, 2013

Jim passed away peacefully on March 12, 2013 at the Newport Harbour Care Centre, where he was a resident for the past 7 years.

He was born in Calgary, Alberta and attended St. Joseph’s as well as St. Mary’s Boys School’s. He played football, hockey, and won many trophies and medals in the sport of boxing. Jim also trained the Calgary Police Service in boxing. Jim taught at the Henderson Business School, was a court reporter, worked in the business field and even drove a taxi cab. But his love of life was definitely flying.

Jim is survived by his sisters Maureen Bowman, Sheila Holliston (Jack), Cathy Pamer and Sharon Heffernan, also brothers Terry McCusker (Audrey), Brian McCusker (Kathy), Larry McCusker (Baya), and sister-in-law Jeanne McCusker. Jim will also be remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great nieces and nephews.

Jim was predeceased by his parents Mary and James, sisters Moira and Colleen McCusker, brother Pat McCusker and brothers-in-law John Pamer and Ralph Bowman.

The family wishes to thank Patty, Shilna, Diane and Valma, all LPN’s. Also the nursing and physio staff at Newport for all of their dedication and compassionate care and also for their love for Jim.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8:30p.m.

Funeral Mass will be concelebrated at Corpus Christi Catholic Church (Corner of 4th Street and Northmount Drive N.W.) on Friday, March 22, 2013 at 10:30a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer Society of Calgary “Dementia Research” (201-222-58 Avenue, Calgary, AB, T2H 2S2)

In living memory of Jim McCusker a tree will be planted at Big Hills Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Rich and Diane (nee Pascal) Hirsekorn :

    To all the McCusker Family,
    We are sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. May your precious memories of your time together help you all through this time of sorrow. May Eternal Light Shine upon him and may he Rest in Peace. In deepest sympathy.

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  2. Dear Mccusker family.
    Sorry for your dear loss, your faith will guide you all through. May the good Lord keep you all strong. God Bless.
    Ciao Guy Blasetti

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  3. Philip & Linda Blasetti :

    To all of the McCusker Family we extend our sincerest condolences as you mourn the loss of your Brother and Uncle. Jim was a colorful individual who lived his life on his own terms and bless him for that! His struggle with health issues in later years must be considered “time out of pergatory” and we are certain he has been welcomed by your loved ones who have gone before him. May you all be strengthed by the fondest memories of his life. May Jim rest in peace. We are not able to attend Jim’s funeral as we are away but please be assured of our prayers for all of you.
    Sincerely, Philip & Linda Blasetti

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  4. Stewart James :

    To the McCusker family,
    My sincerest condolences on the passing of Jim. God bless.

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  5. Being in school with lots of McCuskers and knowing early the legend of Jim McCusker at St. Mary’s, I’m moved to offer all of you my condolences at your loss. Please be assured of remembrances at Mass and in prayer.
    Sincerely, (Fr.) Eric Nelson

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  6. Dear Brian and family:
    I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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