James "Jim" McLoughlin
September 13, 1941 - July 29, 2014
Jim was born in the north of England, in the little weaving town of Colne, Lancashire. He trained as a school teacher, moving to Saskatchewan in 1966 where he worked first as the principal of a small, rural school. After meeting Anne, marrying, and starting a family, Jim advanced along his chosen path of public administration. After earning his D.P.A., Dr. Jim-as he was affectionately known-led the Lloydminster Catholic School Division as Director of Education for 13 years. Retiring to the family cabin on Turtle Lake in 1996, Jim embarked on a new, much more relaxed adventure writing plays and prose, spending time with his ever-growing family, and travelling throughout Europe with Anne- especially home to England and his beloved France. Jim was a romantic at heart, fluent in French (but not Italian!), a champion of tradition, and lover of classical music, Beaujolais, café au lait, and anything written about or by Victorians. He most treasured spending time with family, and took great pleasure in celebrating both the smallest and largest of occasions. We will truly miss our Jim. Left to cherish Jim's memory are his wife; children and their spouses; grandchildren; brother and sister; and a large extended family of relatives and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5th at St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church (217 Lenore Dr). Memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse (304 2nd Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1L1). Arrangements are in the care of David Polzen - MOURNING GLORY FUNERAL SERVICES (306-978-5200) www.mourningglory.ca.
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Aug. 2, 2014