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JAMES R. LOCK

September 8, 1936 - September 12, 2016

 

James Lock passed away peacefully on Monday, September 12, 2016 at the age of 80.

 

Jim is survived by his wife of 18 years, Rose; sons Randy (Karlee) and Cameron (Sandra) and Rose's children Lesley (John) Truss, Michele (Wayne) Krowchuk and Terry (Glenn) Earl-Sparling and many beloved grandchildren. Jim was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine in 1996 after 37 years of marriage.

 

Jim was born in Arcola, Saskatchewan and spent much of his young life in Ninette and The Pas, MB. His early career was as an X-Ray technician and his most enduring work memories were his days doing mobile screening for TB and teaching new X-Ray techs at Red River College. He later moved on to Manitoba Health where he worked until his retirement in 1992.

 

Jim loved camping and boating when the boys were young, with summers spent fishing and playing cribbage. As retirement neared, Jim and Gerry found new passions in their Otter Falls cottage and their Mesa, Arizona winter community. They made many close friends at their summer and winter homes. Gerry died far too early at age 60. Fortunately, Rose was one of the Arizona friends and over time became Jim's new love. Jim and Rose continued on with the snowbird lifestyle in Mesa and summers at Otter Falls.

 

Jim is remembered by all for his gentle and generous nature. We wish to thank the caring and attentive staff at the Victoria Hospital where he spent much of this year, and Poseidon PCH where he spent the last few weeks of his life.

 

In keeping with Jim's wishes, cremation has taken place and a private family gathering is planned.

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