Obituaries: James “Jim” Grant MacRae

1952 ~ 2021 (age 68)

The family of James “Jim” MacRae sadly announce his passing on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at the age of 68 years.

Beloved husband of Joan MacRae, beloved father of Darren (Sherri) MacRae, Leslie MacRae, grandfather of Brendan, Landon, Hailey, Easton and brother of Connie (Art) MacRae- Bosch.

It is with heavy hearts and fond memories that we share the passing of a much- loved son, brother, husband, dad, uncle, grandfather and friend, Jim MacRae. Jim was born on June 12, 1952 in Kindersley Hospital to Buster (Rueben) and Doris MacRae. He was raised on the family farm south-west of Flaxcombe until 1963, when Buster passed away and Doris, Jim and sister Connie moved to Flaxcombe. Jim started school at Craigland’s and then attended Flaxcombe School and later, Westcliffe School, where he graduated in 1970. Jim met his soulmate, Joan Callsen as kids in Flaxcombe and they married in 1975. After graduating from Westcliffe, he worked for various farmers in the area and briefly in Alberta in the oil patch before settling down with Joan on the family farm, where they’ve been for the past 45 years. There Jim and Joan raised their children, Darren and Leslie.

Jim will always be known as hard-working, kind and genuine, a helpful and supportive neighbour and friend, and a loving and devoted family man. He loved a good laugh and made friends with strangers everywhere he went. Jim thoroughly enjoyed camping trips, coffees and visits with friends, fishing down at the river, playing cards, reading the news, and his daily bowl of ice-cream. He especially enjoyed travelling with Joan, Connie and Art in recent years. He cherished time with his family, especially his four grandchildren.

Jim is survived by his wife Joan, children Darren (Sherri) and Leslie, sister Connie (Art) and four grandchildren Brendan, Landon, Hailey and Easton. He is also survived by brothers-in-law Doug (Faye), Jim (Linda), and Bill Callsen, as well as many nieces and nephews. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Due to COVID Restrictions there will be a Private Service in Flaxcombe on Friday, May 21, 2021 at 2:00 pm with The Rev. Piotr Strezelecki officiating. Jim will be laid to rest in the Flaxcombe Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s Memory may be made to the Kindersley  & District Health and Wellness Foundation or Ride for Dad (Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation) at the links below.

May 21, 2021
2:00 PM

Kindersley & District Health & Wellness Foundation
Box 195, Kindersley SK S0L 1S0

Ride For Dad
424-300 Earl Grey Dr., Ottawa ON K2T 1C1

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