October 2, 1937 – October 29, 2010
James “Jim” Gerard McKendry beloved husband, father, brother and uncle, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, after living with lung cancer for the past year and a half, on Friday, October 29, 2010 at the age of 73 years.
Born and raised in Calgary, Jim graduated with a B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) in 1960 from the University of Alberta. A life-long member of APEGGA, Jim began his career at Consolidated Concrete in 1962, becoming a general manager in 1976. In 1981, he became a vice president and held various executive roles until he retired in 1999 from Lehigh Inland. Jim had a passion for the outdoors and his activities included hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing and running. The beauty of nature inspired his photography and music and books fuelled his soul. Jim gave back to his community in his retirement years, building homes for Habitat for Humanity. His family will always be grateful for his dry sense of humour, wisdom, humility, generosity, dignity and unselfishness.
Jim leaves to mourn Lorraine, his wife of forty-four years, and his children, Virginia (William), Michelle (Ron), Rachael and Brian (Kristin), brother Bob (Renate), as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; sisters, Mary and Isobel; and brothers, John and Brian.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Habitat for Humanity Calgary at www.habitat.org. Jim and his family so appreciated the health professionals who cared for him including Dr. Saren Azer, Dr. Desiree Hao and Nurse Camillia, his home care nurses, Barb, Helen and Teresa, his care-givers, Michelle and Eric and the entire staff of the Foothills Country Hospice.
Bye for now Jim.
In living memory of Jim McKendry, 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.Print This Obituary & Condolences