James (Jim) Gordon Rouse passed away peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife of forty-eight years Mil on Friday, September 28, 2007 at the age of 72 years.
Jim was born in Calgary and married Mil in Banff in 1959. He graduated in Civil Engineering from the U of A in 1964 and completed a Masters of Traffic Engineering at the U of Berkley in 1966. Jim worked for Parks Canada his entire career, retiring in 1990. He loved trains his whole life and would spend many hours following and watching trains. He also had an extensive model railway in his home. As well, Jim loved the mountains and enjoyed fishing, hiking, camping and photography all his life. Jim was a member of the Shawnee Slopes Golf Course and the North Hill Curling Club. In 1991 he bought his dream car, a 1929 Model A Roadster and joined the Stampede City Model A Ford Club where he and Mil made many new friends and were active members. Jim was a proud family man who knew he was to be a Grandpa early in 2008.
Jim is survived by his wife Mil; daughter Lauren; son Gord (Sheri); sisters, Eva (Abe) Teubert and Muriel (Mike) Barth; and brother-in-law Raymond (Diane) Young. As well, he is survived by his nieces Kathy Young and Liane (Rich) Ralston; nephews, Raymond Young, Gary Young and Mark (Elaine) Teubert; and cousins, Edna (Gil) Schmaltz and Wendy Andrusyschyn.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Calgary Handi-Bus Association, 231 – 37th Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8J2 Telephone: (403) 276-8028, to Father Lacombe Care Centre, 332 – 146 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2X 2A3 Telephone: (403) 256-4641, to Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca,
or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
In living memory of Jim Rouse, 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