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VAN DEWARK – Richard James “Jim”

February 24, 1962 – June 5, 2011

Richard James “Jim” Van Dewark, beloved husband of Cheryl and father of Stephanie and Justin of Calgary, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the age of 49 years.

Jim is survived by his parents, Ken and Jean Van Dewark, his siblings, Peter (Kathy), David (Stephanie), and Ann.

A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Jim Van Dewark, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Dale and Ruth Boonstra :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin:
    We are sorry and grieve for you all. It is truly a sad time. Love
    Uncle Dale and Auntie Ruth

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  2. Helen & Larry Reid :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of such a great loss.

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  3. Michael and Monique Soboren :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin,
    Monique and I are very sorry for your great loss, and our hearts go out to you and your family.
    Love, Michael and Monique.

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  4. barbara mushayandebvu :

    Cheryl, Justin and Stephanie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

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  5. Joan Billett & Family :

    Jean, Buddy & family. Our love, thoughts, hugs and prayers are with each and everyone of you as you get through this time. Jim will be remembered by each and everyone of you in your own way

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  6. Billie-Jo Mercier :

    Cheryl, Justin, Stephanie and to all Van Dewark family members,
    Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.
    Love,
    Jim, Billie and Cole

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  7. Debbie Temple :

    Cheryl, Stephanie & Justin
    My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Hugs to you all.

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  9. Dawn Thiessen :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin I am so sorry for your loss….my thoughts are with you.

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  10. Lyn and Wayne :

    Our prayers and thoughts go to you and your family.

    Sincerely Lyn and Wayne

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  11. Fred & Toni Ratushny :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this terrible time of loss.

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  12. Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin – sorry for your loss. James is a truly wonderful and amazing person. He’s happy in heaven now with our God.

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  13. Sara and Mike Munro :

    Cheryl, Justin, and Stephanie we are so sorry about your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. You had an amazing husband and father!!

    “Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy”

    Mike, Sara, Riley & Dylan

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  14. Ginette Bailey (Jolicoeur) :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin, so sorry for your tragic loss. My sincere condolences and thoughts are with you.

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  15. cindy / kylee hunter / 227 brownies :

    Stephanie and family very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow

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  16. Kathy and Brian Inglis :

    Ken and Jean and all the family –
    keeping you in our prayers at this very difficult time. We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing.

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  17. Jim & Judy Jones :

    To Ken and Jean: Judy and I received the information on the passing of your son from Phyllis at PKI. Our hearts are with you and Jim’s family during this trying time. Althought we never had the pleasure of meeting your son, parents are not supposed to have to bury their children. Please accept our condolences…

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  18. Lisa Geiger :

    Both myself and Shirley Eagle would like to send our condolences in the passing of Jim this past week. We are thinking of you all during this time of sadness. May Jim rest in peace with the Lord.
    May the Lord give you strength in the coming days as you deal with everything that needs to be done. My prayers are with you all.
    Your friends from Guiding Lisa & Shirley

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  19. Emily Thompson :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin – I am so very sorry for your loss and for all the pain you have experienced this year. My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you a great big loving hug!

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  20. Nicole Clark-11th Guides :

    Stephanie and Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
    Nicole

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  21. Jason and Renee :

    Stephanie, Cheryl and Justin we are so saddened by your loss. Our sincere condolences and deepest sypathy to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you.

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  22. Frederick Estrada :

    I’m sorry for you loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  23. Angie Iceton :

    My heart thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, he will be greatly missed.

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  24. Roma, Tracy & Peter Maconachie :

    Ken, Jean, Peter, David & Anne, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. We have had smiles and tears remembering happier (and wetter) days canoeing in Manitoba with you all in our collective youth.

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  25. Margaret Leenders (Stevenson) :

    Dear Ken & Jean – It’s Ann and Jim’s friend, Margaret, way out here in Ontario.
    I am thinking about you with all the prayers and love there is in losing your son, Jim. He was a great guy to know and I can’t imagine how hard this is for Cheryl and Stephanie and Justin.
    Keep the family close and I’ll continue to pray for all of you. Tomorrow will be a long hard day and I wish that I could be there. The hugs are attached.
    Much love, Margaret (and Wim and Chris).

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  26. Klaas & Margaret VanVeller :

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. What a shock to hear such tragic news. Keeping you all in our prayer and thoughts.

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  27. Agnes Lang & Family :

    Dear Cheryl, Stephanie, & Justin,
    We are sending our deep, heartfelt sympathy your way. We are very sorry to hear about your loss.

    From the Lang’s: Rebecka, Agnes, Darcy, Thomas, & Scott

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  28. Marianne Fedrigoni :

    Peter, I extend my sincere condolences to you and your family. May eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen

    Marianne Fedrigoni

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  29. kenny hannan :

    With sincere sympathy on your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and wishes for peace and healing.

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  30. Anne Marie Devine :

    Dear Peter
    I am greatly saddened to hear of this sad news about your brother. His family and your family are very much on the minds and in the hearts of all of us here at Carter. May you draw strength from your family at this trying time.

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  31. Blaise Gillis :

    Our deepest condolences to all of you. We were sorry and saddened to hear the news.
    Blaise & Jan Gillis

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  32. John Hebert :

    Peter, we here at Carter want you to know that we continue to pray for you and your family in this difficult time. I know that you will find comfort in family and faith . Godspeed. John

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  33. Kathy Lazowski :

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.

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  34. Michelle DeGiorgio, Alessia Zaino & Valentina Perciballi :

    Dear Mr Van Dewark, we give you our condolences. This is a terrible loss to have, and we are all praying for you daily. We hope for yourself and for your family to recover very soon. Love your grade 10 homeroom class.

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  35. Cheryl and family, I’m saddened by your loss. It always seems the best of us are taken. He was a mentor to me and I still quote him to my staff. I owe him a great deal. My prayers go out to you all.

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  36. Sharon and Bob Leflar :

    Ken and Jean, our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  37. Catherine Meehan :

    My heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

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  38. Christina Gallucci :

    Peter and family:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of great difficulty.

    Sincerely, Christina Gallucci (YCDSB)

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  39. Priscilla Gagliano :

    Peter,
    I am truly sorry for the loss of your brother. My prayers are with you and your whole family. We have been praying for you everyday, here at school. A rosary was prayed this week in the chapel for your brother. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

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  40. Andrew Boyd :

    Peter and family, my most sincere sorrow goes to all of you and my prayers for you and your family at this time. May God grant pardon and peace to James in eternal rest.

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  41. Rebecca Stang :

    My heart goes out to you in this time of grief. Remember this too shall pass. Lean into the love that surrounds you.

    “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” ~Kahlil Gibran

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  42. Bryan & Marteen Thivierge :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin. We are truly sorry for your loss.

    There is a bond in our skydive “family” where no matter how much time passes between visits, we pick up right where we left off. Jim is one of those “family” members that left footprints in our hearts. He will be missed and forever remembered.

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  43. Luis Collado and family :

    Peter,
    Words can not describe how we feel for you and family. Our deepest condolences, and our prayers are with you and your family.

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  44. I worked with Jim at the Ranch during its last 2 years under The 2 Jims ownership, Jim V was a consumate diplomat and professional, although I had not spoken to him since leaving Canada it is a great shock to hear of his passing. All my deepest symapthies go to Cheryl and the kids.

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  45. Brent & Nicole Bezugley :

    Cheryl, Stephanie and Justin. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Let us all remember the great times with Jim as a great Dad, Husband and friend. His helpfullness and fantastic sense of humour were always appreciated around the drop zone.
    Brent, Nicole, Maxwell & Bennett.

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  46. Barry and deb coppens :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great person and will always be remembered by us both. Our prayers are with you guys.

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