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WILKS – James (Jim) Harold

December 9, 1952 – January 25, 2010

Jim Wilks of Calgary passed away peacefully on January 25, 2010 at the age of 57 years.

Jim is survived by his common-law wife Barb Bryant and sisters Norma Warda and Jan Grant both of Victoria, BC and Laurie Collicott of Port McNeil, BC. Jim’s sisters and their families were an important part of his life, along with 18-wheelers, Harley Davidsons and his beloved dog Brandi. “Big Jim” (aka “Santa Jim”) had a good life, filled with a lot of great friends and fun times. His favourite places were liquidation stores, his shop, the ranch and Cabo San Lucas.

Thank you to the Home Care nurses, Homemaker Bev, and all the staff at Carewest Sarcee. A special thank you to all the friends that visited and supported Jim over the last four months – He will miss you as much as you miss him.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, February 1, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations of bird seed would be appreciated at Carewest Sarcee, 3504 Sarcee Road S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 2L3.

In living memory of Jim Wilks, 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. Pam, Rick, Aidan and Lorraine :

    Barb, its been awhile since we saw Jim but we will remember him as the fun loving guy he was.

    Our thoughts are with you and your families during this time.

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  2. Jan Grant and family :

    Barb.
    We will miss Jim with all our hearts. Jim was a character as big as life itself. He had an amazing ability to make us smile and make friends wherever he was. He always praised you and how you kept him on the straight and narrow. Even though we are not able to come to Calgary our thoughts are with you. It was wonderful that Jim was able to visit just a few weeks ago. We spent many hours reminiscing about our lives growing up. Goodbye Jim we will always love you and remember the good times.

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  3. Jim always smiled and waved when we passed each other and always talked to each other we miss you Jim

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  4. Elaine Weisbrod :

    Jim will be sadly missed by alot of peolple. He had a way of making people feel welcome. He would always stop in at the shunt shack and talked to all of the dispatchers, me included making me feel welcome with being the new kid on the block. I will miss you Jim.

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  5. We would wave or say hi to each other or we stand and talk, always chipper one of his coworkers from H&R We will miss you JIM your friend Joe Kamphuis

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Although I didn’t know him I know he was special and loved dearly by many. My thoughts and prayers will be with you, Barb.

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  7. I knew Jim well. We drove together often. He was a good friend. We will miss him
    Another H& R driver

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  8. Kathy and Shandy :

    Barb, So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a great guy and will be missed. May happy memories help you get through this difficult time. Love Kathy and Shandy

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  9. My deepest condolence to you Barb and Family. I lost track of Jim in the late 70s and now to read this is quite a shock.Jim was a very strong spirit and a big heart. Mac.

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  10. I am sorry to hear of Jim’s early departure as we used to tease each other about our diabetes, and then Jim following me in breaking his ankle. I told him he would have to give up his scooter or just let me ride it to which he would swat me one.
    The Big Friendly guy will be missed by every one

    Larry & Nicholle

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