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James Eric Heslip

April 24, 1923 - January 29, 2014


It is with heavy hearts and great sadness the family of Jim Heslip announces his peaceful passing, on the morning of January 29th, 2014 at home.

His quiet strength was our family’s greatest gift.

Born to Thera and Wilgress Heslip on April 24th, 1923 in Duff, Saskatchewan.

Jim married the love of his life Myrtle Hufty on February 9th, 1944.

They were blessed with three children Jerry, Doug (Norah) and Cathy (Larry).

Gramps was adored by his 5 grandchildren, Tammi, Scott (Michelle), Brent, Stacey (Evan) and Jamie.

Along with his 5 precious great grandchildren Kellan, Logan, Izabella, Ayla and Ellsie. Gramps always looked forward to their visits and enjoyed every minute with them all.

Special thanks to Dr. Bridger and Linda, Dr. Malpass and the nurses and staff at Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Dad will walk along beside us, Forever. We Love You, always. 


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Terri & Rob Richardson
Relation: Friend

Our deepest condolences in the passing of Jim. He was a wonderful, friendly man with a strong determination to get out and enjoy the day. We will miss seeing him on his daily walks; he was an inspiration to us.

From: Marty and Sue Hufty
Relation: Jim was my uncle

My favorite uncle always a smile and a laugh. More determined than any person I new.
I will cherish my memories always

Marty and Sue

From: Mike and Holly (Hufty) Colebank
Relation: Uncle

We are so sad. Our heart goes out to Myrt and the family. He will be missed by many.

From: Lorna and Chris Elllis
Relation: Family

Our sincerest sympathy and condolences to Jim’s family Myrt, Jerry, Doug, Cathy and extended family. He was a great man and much loved by all you ever had the fortune of knowing him…..he will be missed and in our hearts forever!

From: Nicole, Cameron and Laurel
Relation: Jim and Myrt-our close neighbours

Everyday we knew Jim over the back fence was a better day for our family. We will always carry the gift of his kindness and our garden and yard will always hold Jim, as he leaned over the fence and shared his and Myrts’ stories. He has changed our life and we miss him.

From: Rose Mary Zieverink
Relation: Friend to Cathy Daughter

To Cathy and family: Thinking of you and sending you my hugs, smiles and prayers. I did not know your Dad but all I know is how much I love my Dad, He will be missed. See you soon in Nelson. Rose Zieverink

From: charlie & karla bourgeois
Relation: freind

thoughts and prayers to all the families, another mentor has left us
rip my freind

From: Fred and Bernie Swetlikoe
Relation: fellow worker

We would like to send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and friend. Jim was a co-worker of mine at Miller and Brown. I will miss the talks him and i had as he toured the city on one of his walks.
” Jim ” May you rest in peace.

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