ATWELL

ATWELL 1929 – 2007 James Newman "Jim" passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2007 at Alberta Hospital Ponoka at the age of 78. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and relatives after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's that never dampened his spirit or love of life. Jim was born March 9th, 1929 to James and Beth Atwell, in Trail B.C. In his younger years he worked in the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada in Trail before joining the Army in 1948. In Regina Sask. he married Edith Van Dusen on April 1st, 1950 shortly before his discharge. He then began work in the automotive field, working first with GM, then joining Chrysler in 1961. Driving new cars and promoting them along with Chrysler Products to Dealers across Canada, Dad made lifelong friends wherever he went. Even though he was transferred frequently, he had plenty of time to raise a family, eventually retiring in Red Deer 29 years later as Western Regional Parts Manager for Chrysler at the age of 61. By nature, Jim was always warm, friendly, and outgoing. He made everyone he met feel at ease, and was the life of any gathering. He had many pets, and was especially fond of Pekinese dogs. Jim loved golfing, mall walking, and enjoyed updating his movie collection. He was also an avid Model Airplane builder, having built and maintained a large collection for show. He enjoyed working on his own Family History while retired, and spending time with friends and family. Jim was a member of the Assiniboia Masonic Lodge in Regina Sask., and 14o Mason member of the Rose Croix Lodge in Regina. He was also a lifetime member of the Northwest Commercial Travelers Association. Jim is survived by his loving son, Ken (Brenda); his loving daughter April; his loving grandson, Kelsey; one sister, Elaine McAuley (Ira). Jim is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Jim was predeceased by his wife "Dee"; by his father James; his mother "Beth"; and his brother, "Buck". Jim will be missed dearly, but his laughter, warmth, and genuine love of life and people will continue on through the lives of all whom he touched. Memorial Services will be held at the Eventide Funeral Chapels, Red Deer on Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 at 1:00 pm. If friends desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, or the Alzheimer's Society. Condolences may be forwarded to the family at www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Service and Cremation Providers: EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPELS 4820 – 45th Street, Red Deer. Phone 347-2222. "DOWNTOWN RED DEER"


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