McCLEMENT

McCLEMENT John James (Jim) McClement, formerly of Red Deer, passed away peacefully in the Crowsnest Pass, AB on July 23, 2006 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. He was born November 13, 1924 in Souris, Manitoba. In April of 1950, he married Bernice. They farmed in the area until 1954 when he decided to try his hand in the oil industry. They moved to Virden, Manitoba then to Alida, Saskatchewan where he was employed by Imperial Oil. He stayed with Imperial for 27 years, working in the south eastern corner of Saskatchewan, transferring to Red Deer in 1971. He retired in 1982 in Red Deer. Throughout his life he was very active in community organizations along with the Cubs and 4-H. When Jim was not at work, he could usually be found working in his yard, greenhouse or workshop. His passion for woodworking was evident in the wonderful projects he created for family and friends. Jim and Bernice were blessed with two children and two grandchildren. He was proud of his family and took a great interest in their lives and all their activities. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Bernice, parents, Bob and Elsie and by sisters; Donna Owens, Pat Huber and Leah Fisher. He leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Colleen (Keith) Robertson and their children, Colin Robertson and Jared Robertson, his son, Calvin McClement, his brother, Dennis (Gwen) McClement and his sisters; Nora (Les) Gerhardt, Sheila (Bill) Comley and Shirley (Ray) Czuba. He will also be missed by his many good friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of Alberta (Suite 101, 4805 48 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 3T2) or The Alberta Cancer Foundation (Bag 5030, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 6R2). A Funeral Service will be held at the Red Deer Funeral Home on Friday, July 28, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com


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