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REICH – James “Jim” Albert

April 29, 1950 – September 6, 2010

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of James “Jim” Albert Reich of Calgary, on Monday, September 6, 2010 at the age of 60 years.

Jim graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972 and was a dedicated electrical engineer throughout his entire career. He moved to Calgary in 1977 but remained a “True” Roughriders’ fan. A loving father, Jim spent many years coaching his daughters’ softball teams for Southfour Calgary.

Jim is survived by his wife Connie; daughters, Catherine Curkan (Chad), Carolynn Sander (Mike), Candice Cooke (Graham), and Caylie (fiancé Brett); grandsons, Colby, Cale, Carson, and Cyle; sisters, Lavonne Beasley (Ron), June Nemisz and her son Nickolas. He was predeceased by his parents, Emily and Wilfred, and grandson Caiden.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, September 13, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. A Graveside Service will follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in remembrance of Jim’s love and support for his grandson Cale Curkan, memorial donations may be made directly to Pace Kids, 112 – 5211 Macleod Trail S., Calgary, AB T2H 0J3, (403) 234-7876, pacekids@telus.net.

In living memory of James Reich, 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. Connie and family, June and Lavonne, I am saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Take comfort in knowing he is in a good place finally.

    Carol Callan and family, Edmonton

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  2. To the Reich Family,

    I was very sad to hear about the passing of your dad. Your dad was very lucky to have such a wonderful bunch of girls surrounding him for so many years and in recent times his grandsons which must have brought him a lot of joy too. You are blessed to have your family so close by during this difficult time. (Carolynn, I know we don’t see each other a lot but if you need a friend please give me a call). I want you to know that you are in my prayers.

    With deepest sympathy,
    Krista Schnick

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  3. A good friend will be missed. My prayes and thought will be with all of you
    Rod Merk

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  4. Bob and Ruth Hildebrandt :

    A friend and brother will be missed. Our prayers are with you, June, and also with the rest of the family.

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  5. Candice please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know how hard it is to lose a loved one, especially when you are not prepared for such a loss.
    Please pass my condolences on to your family.

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  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you And your Family
    Sandy Hemsing

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  7. BILL AND DIANNE SANDER :

    BILL AND I ARE BLESSED TO BE PART OF YOUR FAMILY AND WISH WE COULD TAKE YOUR PAIN AWAY. YOUR DAD’S, HUSBAND’S PRECIOUS MOMENTS WILL STAY IN YOUR HEARTS FOREVER AND WILL ALWAYS OVERSHADOW ALL OTHERS… I PROMISE. I KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE… YOUR DAD WAS A MAN OF FEW WORDS, BUT IT WAS MORE THAN EVIDENT OF HIS LOVE FOR HIS GIRLS AND GRANDCHILDREN. HOLD FAST TO THIS. ALL OUR LOVE, AS ALWAYS.

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  8. Denard & Carol Lynch :

    Dear Connie and family,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Although we haven’t crossed paths for a long while, it still seems like yesterday we were laughing together in Saskatoon. We hope that the support of family and friends will see you through this, and once again help you enjoy the other blessing in your life.

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  9. Dear Connie & Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I have fond camping memories from my childhood with Jim, Uncle Wilf & Aunty Em. In deepest sympathy.

    Lillian Reich

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  10. Martin Hlavacek :

    My condolences to the Reich family, he was the greatest boss I ever had

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  11. We all knew Jim from his public and high school days in Regina. He was a great guy and we all loved him.

    Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

    From the Balfour girls
    Shelley Melnyk, Janet Payne, Yvonne Hordichuk, Chickie Baker, Donna Douglas, Wilma Ochitwa and Susan Goohs
    We are celebrating our 60th birthdays together next year. We will be thinking of you.

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  12. Doug and Marion Harwood :

    Our sincerest condolences to you and your family Connie.

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  13. Art & Vilma Lupack :

    To Connie & Family
    This may be a little late but I learned of Jim’s passing through TARA so it takes time.
    Please accept our condolances, To bring a little light on who we are, We helped Jim with some patio work many years ago. I worked with Jim and enjoyed his leadership a lot. Connie I hope this message finds you and your family in good spirits. Take Care

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