February 22, 1926 – October 23, 2012
James Ales Rhoades beloved husband of Dorothy of Calgary passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the age of 86 years.
James was born in Biscoe, Arkansas, USA. He attended college in Downey, California and immigrated to Canada from the USA in 1955. James served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army from 1945-46. He married the love of his life Dorothy in 1971. He worked as a plumber/gas fitter and was a proud member of the Plumbers Union Local 496. He was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Local 154, 4-Wheel Stampeders and was affiliated with the United Church of Canada. One of his biggest passions was the outdoors, including activities like 4-wheel driving, Stampeders Football games and golfing. Dad and Dorothy enjoyed three trips to Hawaii. They wintered in Texas and spent their summers at Slocan Lake, BC. He will be remembered as a great story teller by all and for his love he had for his family.
Besides his wife Dorothy, James is survived by seven children, Warne (Robin) Muriel (Wil), Marlene, Debra (Joe), Gordon (Carol), Barbara (Rick) and Marion (Ross); sixteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two brothers, three sisters-in-law, two sisters; as well as multiple nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Jim was adored by Aunt Louise in Avonlea, SK. He was predeceased by his parents and brothers.
A Celebration of James’ Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road SE) on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 2:30 pm. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146th Avenue SE. Calgary, AB T2X 2A3.
In living memory of James Rhoades, 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