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HIRT, James (Jim) Alan

March 22, 1947 – Altoona, PA
August 22, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jim Hirt of Calgary, AB passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the age of 71 years.

Jim loved to read, fish, hunt and garden. He had a passion for cooking much of which he learned while travelling and working abroad at his profession of Civil Engineering. All those fortunate to know Jim were captured by his high intelligence and the open-minded joy that he had for people of different cultures. Jim enjoyed his time with family and friends and had a deep love for his dogs. A kind and generous person, Jim maintained his independence to the last days of his life when he finally succumbed to cancer.

Jim is survived by his sister Mary Jane Hildebrand and her husband Les of Altoona, PA; his mother-in-law and father-in-law Ineke and Gerry Westendorp of Sidney, BC; brother-in-law Jerry and his wife Lee of Sidney, BC; brother-in-law Glenn Westendorp and wife Angela of Comox, BC; nieces Taylor Westendorp of Sidney, BC, Serena Westendorp of McKenzie, BC, Vivian Westendorp of Comox, BC; his nephew Jeremy Westendorp of Sidney, BC; and his loving dog Oona.

Jim was predeceased by his loving wife of thirty-nine years, Jane Hirt who passed away on November 17, 2017; his mother Helen Hoover; his father Vernon Hirt; his step-father Donald Hoover; and brother-in-law Roger Westendorp.

Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. The family would like to thank the staff of the Foothills Medical Center for their wonderful care, special thanks to the nurses of the 8th floor cardiac department, the emergency center, and to the staff of the Tom Baker.

In living memory of Jim Hirt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. CALGARY, AB, T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.

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  1. Delores Jones :

    Mary Jane, the Westendorp family and to all of you that loved him. I am proud to be able to say he was my friend. He will be dearly missed by Trevor and myself.

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  2. Donna Alander :

    Another wonderful person has left us too soon. Both Jim and Jane were great friends. I love the both. We had a lot of fun times together. I will miss them both very much.

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  3. Sheila McKinley :

    So sad to hear this news. Both Jim and Jane were taken much too soon, but are together again. Two of the loveliest people you could ever meet. Rest in peace.

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  4. I am very sad to hear this. I recently met Jim, and could tell immediately just how kind and caring he was. He had some great stories and I had hoped to hear more. Jim will certainly be missed by those whose lives he touched, and who is left behind, but for him, I am happy. Believing that he is with Jane, with a peaceful and happy soul, is a comforting thought. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I had the great pleasure to briefly meet both his brother-in-law Glen, as well as Jim’s sister, Mary Jane. Very sweet, caring people.
    Judy Deleo, Evanston Summit

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