William James (Jim)
1938 Aug. 23 – 2014 Jan. 8
With heavy hearts, full of love, the family of Jim Arthurs announces the passing of our dearly beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and Papa on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 75. Jim fought a courageous battle with many forms of cancer for over a decade, overcoming these with remarkable strength of character. Jim’s adventurous and entrepreneurial
character brought him, still in his mid-teens, west from Harriston, Ontario, where he was born, raised and educated.
He worked as a farm hand before venturing into the Alberta oil patch, working on rigs before founding Arthur’s Light Oilfield Hauling with the support of his wife Flo. Jim and Flo were married in Fairview, Alberta on July 13, 1963 and celebrated their 50th anniversary on July 13, 2013. Jim is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Flo, three daughters, Brenda, Colleen, and Tracy (Steve), seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A celebration of life for the late Jim Arthurs will be held on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the Crossroads Church, 38105 RR 275, SW corner of 32 St. and Hwy. 2, at 1:00 pm. with Pastor Paul Benke officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4R 3S6, and/or to help support Prostate Cancer treatment, David Thompson Health Trust. Phone 1-877-895-4430