Unexpectedly at home in Stony Mountain and far too soon, James passed away. Jim is survived by his caring wife Marlene, parents Edward and Ann Friesen, brother Danny (Della), sisters Judy, Ruth McEwen (Larry), Becky Friesen (Larry Henheffer), mother-in-law Irma McLeod and sister-in-law Regina Roberts. Also left to miss him is his dog Sophie who adored him. Numerous extended family also survive him. Jim was employed at Air Canada for 24 years. After retirement he kept in contact with some of his Air Canada friends whose company he enjoyed very much. Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial is planned. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Stonewall in care of arrangements.
(published in the Winnipeg Free Press on April 10, 2010)