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WASALASKO, James Richard

May 4, 1954 – November 5, 2009

James (Jim) Wasalasko beloved husband of Gloria Wasalasko of Calgary, passed away on November 5, 2009 at the age of 55 years after a brave battle with cancer.

Jim was a very well respected, civil engineering technologist. He is remembered as a loving husband , father, uncle, grandfather and friend.

Jim is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Gloria; daughter and son-in-law, Vanessa and Allen Anshelm of Cold Lake, AB.; grandchildren, Gavin, Taylor and Blayke; brother, Gary (Cindy) Wasalasko of Maple Ridge,BC.; mother and father-in-law, James and Olga Walsh of Lloydminster, AB. as well as numerous sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces , nephews , many friends and his faithful companion Sadie.

A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) today, Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

Special thanks to the Dr’s, nurses and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, for the compassion and care shown to Jim and Gloria.

In living memory of Jim Wasalasko, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Rosita and Richard Poon :

    Dear Gloria,

    Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

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  2. Dear Gloria,
    We are so sorry for your loss; Jim was the guy I always wished was my real life brother; his gentleness, his manly manliness! and how he could make us laugh!
    Everyone could feel how he loved you more than anything else.
    Gloria, His gentle memories will come forward, as time passes.
    With Love,
    Jess and Myra

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  3. Flavio Forest :

    I offer my sincere condolences to Jim’s family. Although I only knew Jim for a short period while at Dillon, and interacted with him from a distance in Ontario, he gained the friendship and respect of many across our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
    Flavio Forest

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  4. Lorne and Mercy Weber :

    Dear Gloria,
    It is with deep sadness I have read that Jim passed away… Please accept our condolences… the many years we worked together at Stantec, and shared many talks on photography and trips you went on… our Prayers for you and the family will continue…
    Lorne & Mercy Weber

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  5. Dear Gloria,
    I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great guy and I enjoyed the many conversations we had when he worked at Stantec. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Ida Rowat

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  6. I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Jim. I had worked with Jim for only a short time while he was at Focus and I truly enjoyed his company. He had many great experiences to share and had an obvious passion for his work. Jim was simply a very nice guy and will be sadly missed.

    Chuck McNutt

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  7. Donald K Munroe :

    Deepest sympathy expressed to Jim’s family at this time!

    I fondly remember working with Jim in the land development department of Stanley Associates in the late 70’s. It was my first drafting job and as I remembered, Jim always had time to explain his design and share pointers to the junior drafters coming up the ranks in the drafting profession.

    Jim will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his family.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Donald K Munroe
    Saskatoon, SK

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  8. I only spoke with Jim over the phone when he first started at Dillon and I remember him as being open and down to earth and having a sense of humor that I could appreciate. I wish to offer my condolences to his family.

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  9. I’d like to offer my sincere condolences to Jim’s family.

    Although I never had the privelege of meeting Jim in person as an employee of Dillon, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim frequently over the phone in the past several months.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  10. Doug and Cathy Good :

    Our thoughts and prayers have been with your family. We send our sympathy for your loss.
    Doug and Cathy Good

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