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Jim passed away Feb 9 at Luther Special Care Home with his family at his side. Jim was born in the Blaine Lake area, then moved with his family to the Marcelin District. Here he grew up, farmed and ranched until he retired to Saskatoon in 2010. Jim was a successful rancher, winning awards for his Hereford Cattle, which were known in international circles. Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks was an acquaintance and business partner. Jim's love of horses was legendary and inspired him to compose cowboy poetry in his later years. Other interests included sports, music and prairie life. Jim was a second baseman of the Slavanka Wheat Kings. He was also known as "Dead Eye Dick" for the local curling team. Family was dear to his heart and he was the center of our family. Surviving is his dear sister Ferne Abrosimoff. Also he leaves nephews, nieces, great nephews and nieces as follows: Maurice (Gerry) Postnikoff; and children Darcy (Jim) Parenteau, Kim Postnikoff all of Saskatoon and Chris Postnikoff (Noriko) of Japan; Doug Abrosimoff (Linda) and children Monica (Mike) Jubb, Alfie and Freya of Kent, England, Leah and Morgan Mann, Olivia and George of Lloydminister; Norma Diehl (Larry) and Kelly of Red Deer; Ginny Morris of Toronto; Lucille Zmud and son Craig Edwards of Saskatoon, Lisa (Paolo) Zmud of Rome, Jill (Alan) Zmud of Ottawa; Carol Miller and Daughter Faye of Saskatoon; Pam (Alan) Petten of Montreal and Natasha, Jared (Emm) Young of Ottawa; Trevor (Brenda) Mino and Cara of Saskatoon, Kimra Mino of Cut Knife; Aimee and Kylie Stupnikoff of Calgary; Shauna (Kerry) O'Neill, Molly, Declan and Rownan of Toronto. Jim was predeceased by his parents Dasha and Alec Postnikoff; His brothers, Sam (Helen) Postnikoff, Fred (Mary) Postnikoff; his sisters Annie Vershagin, Mary Clynton, and Agatha (Sam) Stupnikoff; His neices Mercedes Abrahmson, Marcella Hoppe and Marlene Emerson; His Nephews Ed Clynton, Ken Stupnikoff, Bobby Stupnikoff and Bill Zmud. Jim's family would like to thank the Luther Care Communities for their assistance to Jim in the last years. Especially we thank the Staff of Luther Special Care Home for their friendship, love and care to Jim and our family. If desired, donations can be made in Jim's memory to Luther Special Care Home (1212 Osler Ave, Saskatoon,SK S7N0T9).
A Funeral Service will be held for Jim on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:30 am at The Saskatoon Funeral Home (338 4th ave N), followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME (244-5577).
Published in The Saskatoon StarPhoenix from Feb. 11 to Feb. 12, 2013