Jim Rainbow of Calgary passed away peacefully, with his family at his side, on Friday, July 11, 2008 at the age of 77 years. Jim was born in Toronto – eventually coming to St. Thomas, ON. He attended Queen’s University and worked as a Civil Engineer in both Ontario and Alberta. He started Canadian Tennis Associates and built tennis courts and running tracks throughout the West. Jim was a long-standing member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, having served as a Board member and an Elder. He also volunteered for many organizations, but the 1988 Olympics and Southland Dog Park were his favourites. Jim was an honourable, gentle man who loved music, art, bird watching, furniture refinishing, cars, sports, politics, and wine. Besides his loving wife Anne, Jim is also survived by his sons, Stephen and Jim (Jennifer); and three special granddaughters, Sydney, Cassidy and Melissa. Jim was predeceased by his parents James W. and Margaret Rainbow and an infant sister Norma. He will also be missed by his sisters-in-law and their families, Doris Kiefer, Paul (Jacqy) Kiefer and Jayne (Don) Baird, all of Cayuga, ON, and Edna Kiefer, Heather Ann (Dakota) Purdy, all of Burlington, ON; and by his extended family, Sandra and John Jack. The Rainbow family wish to extend deep appreciation to all the staff of Rockyview General Hospital ICU. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Rockyview General Hospital ICU, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, July 22, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Jim Rainbow, 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