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LITTLE, John Adrian James “Jim”

December 7, 1932 – Calgary, Alberta
October 2, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Jim Little of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the age of 85 years.

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of my father’s passing. Dad fought a short but brave battle against cancer with dignity and a dash of quirky humour. His beautiful soul will live on through his art. Rest In Peace dad.

Jim is survived by his loving wife Connie; his daughter Evanne (Reid) Shepherdson; his grandchildren, Malynda (Alex) Kouperman , Steven (Val) Sherley, Travis Shepherdson, Evan Shepherdson, Jared Shepherdson (Sophea Ros), Braedan (Kitty) Shepherdson; his great-grandchildren, Emily & Ava Kouperman and Colin Sherley; and his brother Danny (Pearl) Sutherland.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

In living memory of Jim Little, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Lorraine Cope :

    If this is the Jim Little who worked at Sears for years, I would like to say that he was indeed a kind and beautiful soul. We have several art works of his in our home and because I am not an artist, have always appreciated the talent that went into creating these pieces. I especially love the caricature of my husband that he did for me back in 1996 to celebrate his 40th birthday and hangs in our home to this day. My condolences to all of you on the loss of this special man. Lorraine Cope

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  2. roberta sherley :

    Dear Evanne and Family
    Please accept our sincere condolences in the loss of your dad and grandpa.
    Sincerely Bruce and Rob

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  3. Evanne & Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Hugs, Jenna

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  4. Caroline Mann :

    So sorry to see this. I work at the Public Library and Mr. Little was a regular. Once he displayed some of his art work there, and it’s so amazing! He kindly gave some of the staff a few postcard sized prints of his work. I was one of the lucky recipients. I will miss chatting with him. My condolences to his family.

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  5. I will miss our little chats at the Library. Jim was a kind and thoughtful man and he will be missed.

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  6. For Connie, and Evanne…. and thinking fondly of those pre-Trump, pre-Trudeau, pre-cell phone, pre-helicopter parent days of the ear 1960s!! Jim’s “Michael’s Corner”[painted, he said, on a single storm day from your apartment window] has had pride of place in my offices and now my den over the years.
    Thinking of you both,
    Kay and Doug Boylan, Charlottetown

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  7. Gertie & Henry Purdy :

    Dear Connie, Evanne & Family:
    You have been so on our minds since we read of Jim’s passing 2 days ago in our “Guardian” newspaper.
    Such wonderful memories we have of the several years you lived here on the Island as well as our few visits after your move.
    We would love to know your present address.
    All Our Sympathy, Love and Very Best Wishes.
    Gertie & Henry Purdy

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