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FENDALL, James Francis

November 14, 1929 – Calgary, Alberta   

August 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jim Fendall, beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away on August 16, 2018 at the age of 88 years.

Jim was born in Hannah, Alberta and moved to Calgary after his father died in 1945. He attended St. Mary’s High School, and later fell for his wife Violet at a dance. Jim and Violet married in 1950.

Jim was an astute and successful business entrepreneur, running a mortgage and insurance company and building residential properties.

He was instrumental in forming the group that purchased the Willow Park Golf & Country Club from his friend and business associate E.V. Keith.

He loved golf, pool, driving fast in nice cars, flashy boats, and combing his luxurious “non-grey” hair.

Jim was a strict dad, and his children could not get away with anything. He mellowed out over the years with each generation, and at the end his great-grandchildren were the joy of his life. There was no one quite like Jim Fendall and the world will be a less interesting place without him.

Jim had four children Dale, Janice (Lorne), Valerie (Rick) and Jay. He had 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jim was predeceased by his wife Violet, and daughter Janice. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A special thanks to the team at Unit 78 South Calgary Campus.

A celebration of life will be held at Willow Park Golf & Country Club  (639 Willow Park Dr SE, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549,

In living memory of Jim Fendall, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Fendall Family. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the Family. Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss and hope you all can get get through this loss at this time.

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  2. My deepest condolences to all the Jim Fendall family (I am the late Margaret Fendall Kanuka).

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  3. My deepest sympathy to Valerie, Dale, Jay and all their families with the loss of your father, grandfather & great grandfather. Lots of fun times & a million stories were told with Uncle Jim & Aunty Violet over the years during many a family gathering Prayers are with all of you at this time.
    Colleen Weitz

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  4. To the Plantje, Tiede and Fendall families, on behalf of Janica and I, we cherish many memorable experiences with Jim. Further, we share our gratitude for the life that we enjoy and the life that our children have enjoyed by our association with Jim and Willow Park Golf & Country Club. We feel your loss and honour his unique brilliance.

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  5. Dear Val and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Val you have been the best, most devoted daughter, I’m certain Jim is smiling down on you from the heavens. Love Chris

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