Carol and I would like to offer our sincerest condolences and sympathies to all members o f your family on Jim's passing. Receiving Jim's emails over the past years has certainly been a roller coaster ride as we hoped and prayed that the impacts of Jim's cancer would just disappear and everyone would be able to enjoy the life of Jim as we normally expect. Reading about your struggles and strengths as family, individuals and a couple battling and working together was truly amazing.
We will always remember the good times we shared from day one of our meeting to the last time we connected. Jim was a special person that touched the lives of many and had a profound influence with family, friends and professional work we know he loved. Jim's spirit lives on.
Please include our hugs as you pull family and friends together to find strength to continue without Jim's super hugs, sounds of laughter and zest for life.
Barry and Carol Romanko- Osoyoos
We are deeply saddened to learn of Jim's passing. Jim possessed a remarkable generosity of spirit, and an openess and tolerance which gave those around him a genuine feeling of inclusiveness. This together with his great sense of community and wonderful optimism enabled the realisation of vital sections of the Trans Canada Trail within the County of Athabasca. Memories of Jim are the fondest. Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb and Jeanna.
Barb and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The world has lost a amazing man. He always brought laughter and fun. We have many great memories from the cabin and hunting camp. May he rest in peace.
Love The Schmold Families
My sincere condolences to Barb and the Woodward Family. Jim was always a larger than life contributor from our days in University through his days as a municipal administrator and he will be missed not only by your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Condolences to the Woodward family. So sorry to here of Jim's passing. He will be missed. I have fond memories of him as my softball coach.
Our sympathies to you and your family, Barb, at the loss of this mighty man. Jim was truly larger than life and I can never think of him without smiling. May you find comfort in knowing how many lives he touched- truly an inspiring man.
Ian and Katie Soles
Barb & Jeanna our hearts go out to you! Bob and I cherish all the laughs and great times we had together, especially the "Toy Boat" caravan to BC! Jim will be missed but his positive attitude and outlook on life inspired everyone who met him in such a special way he will never be forgotten.
Barb & Family
It is with great sadness that we heard this evening of the passing one of our life's truly great people. Jim was a great friend, mentor and beacon of happiness and perspective during Kevan's tenure in recreation in Westlock in the 80's and while contacts in recent years have been regrettably few they were valued and now treasured. Jim's ability to teach subtle lessons of common sense collaboration with a sense of humour has been appreciated by many, many colleagues across Alberta and beyond.
May God's grace surround all of you in this time of sadness and provide you with comfort along with treasured memories.
Dear Barb & family, I was so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We had many good laughs over the years at county conferences. I still remember the lovely bouquet of flowers you bought for our anniversary. We sure teased Larry about that. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss, Barb and Jeanna I remember James and how he smiled through it all and his big hearted laughter. The short while I met him he made a great impact in my life and I will cherish the memory always. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to meet him. God bless and comfort you in these stressful times.
Sarah Oddoye (RMT)@ Whitemud Crossing Chiropractors
Life is so tender, so fragile, so very precious. Thoughts of deep and sincere sympathy are with Jim's immediate and extended family at this time. "God is our refuge and strenghth...Psalm 46:1. With love - Bill and Anita Yont.
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. While we haven't been in touch for way too many years I have such fond memories of Jim from University days and working in the recreation field. My heart aches for you Barb and the rest of your family. You were blessed with a wonderful partner and friend. May you find comfort in knowing how many lives he touched.
Barb, Jeanna, Gavin, kids and the Woodward family. Our sympathy. There are no words to truly describe the breaking of a heart when a love one dies. Take care. Val, Miranda, Jordan and Max
I am very saddened at the passing of Jim. I was a classmate in Recreation Administration at U of A and have great memories of Jim, particulary building a lean-to during the Outdoor Leadership course. Jim and I continued our friendship when we worked in recreation and parks; in Athabasca and Westlock. I knew I could always go to Jim for information, encouragement, inspiration, and fun. Jim added much to the parks and recreation field, to municipal government, and to life. He will be remembered with gratitude, affection, and smiles.
I was very sad to read this notice. I have wonderful memories of Jim dating back to university days. What a great loss to us all, and especially the family. I will be praying that God will extend an extra measure of His grace during this time of greatest grief.
Rec. Admin. 1972
My condelences Barb and family. I will always remember Jim's wonderful sense of humor and passion for life. May loving memories bring you peace in the days ahead.
My sincerest sympathies and condolences to Barb and family. Jim was always well respected in the municipal administration field as many looked to him for advice. A mentor to all. A colleague and friend and always fun to be with, Jim will be missed. May God give you all comfort and strength at this time.
M.D of Bonnyville
So sorry Barb and Jeanna and family to hear of Jim's passing. We will always remember him for the great man he was. Take care of one another.
I would like to offer my personal and sincere condolences on the passing Jim. As a colleague of many years in ARMAA, Jim was a mentor to many in the field. We mourn with you on the loss of Jim who was a friend to us all.
May the Lord be with you at this time.
Dear Barb & Family-Remembering the good
times. Jim was a good man who cared. So
sorry for your loss.
*Donna Craig, Victoria B.C.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barb and the entire Woodward Family. Jim was a well respected Recreation and Parks Professional and later a positive colleague in Municipal Government Management. Above all else he was a terrific, caring human being with an engaging personality.
He will be missed by all that had the good fortune to know him.
To Barb, my heart is breaking for the loss of your best friend and soul mate. I have many happy memories of our skiing days, so long ago. Some people are meant to stay in our hearts forever, and Jim is one of them. Condolences my dear old friend.
I,m very sorry to hear about Jim's passing, I have a great deal of very good memories of Jim since we had spent alot time together at work and fishing. May I offer my sympathy to his family. We will miss you Jim.
Your Friend and Co-worker
We will miss Jim's smile and his gracious and kind manner. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a pleasure to work with and to share a coffee and a chuckle. He was certainly a great family man and an asset to the Athabasca community. Sheila Foley, Deputy Mayor, Town of Westlock
When I think of Jim, I remember a man who loved his family and who was happy with his life, a man who listened well and who showed respect for all, a man who worked hard for his community. He is a continuing example to us all. May your many memories help ease the way.
Jim will be greatly missed. May it help to know that others share your sorrow.