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SINNEAVE , James G. (Jim) September 4, 1929 - September 4, 2009 Jim Sinneave, beloved husband of Marion of Calgary, passed away on Friday, September 4, 2009 at the age of 80 years. Jim was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 4, 1929. On June 4, 1949, Jim married Marion making their home in Regina. Jim began his career with Eecol Electric in Regina, working for many years within the Company before becoming President and CEO. As owner of Eecol, Jim always remained active in the company, until his passing. Jim was very active and supportive of his community, being a major contributor to the Children's Hospital Foundation among other organization across North America. In 2007, Jim began the Sinneave Family Foundation, to help people with Autism. Jim had a great passion for people. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and colleague and will be fondly remembered by all who knew him. Jim is survived by his loving wife Marion of sixty years; daughter Debbie Foss; sons and daughter-in-law, Rob Sinneave and Rick and Brune Sinneave; as well as six grandchildren. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, September 11, 2009 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com . If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sinneave Family Foundation (3820 - 24 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 2X9. Telephone 403-955-5975). In living memory of Jim Sinneave, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Sep. 8 to Sep. 10, 2009.
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September 20, 2009
Marion & Family
We were very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Fortunately I had spoken to Jim a few days previous to leaving for Europe. I was proud to have worked for him all these years and will always remember our last conversation.
Our deepest condolences
Leith & Helga Benson
September 20, 2009
Auntie Marion, Rick, Rob, Debbie and famileis our thoughts are with you at this time. It is never easy lossing a dad, husband or best friend. Our hearts are with you.
Wendell and Shannon Domes
Jamie Domes
Bailey and Kent Sayers Jaxton and Hudson
Shannon Domes
September 17, 2009
Debbie and Family
Please accept our deepest sympathies and appologies for the late entry - we were unaware your dad passed.
Maredah and Peter Hickey
September 15, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Christopher Cheesman
September 14, 2009
Marion
.........My Sincere condolences to you and your Family for your Recent loss. I know Jim's Smile will be sadly missed by All
Amanda Beeston
September 14, 2009
Marion and Family
Marilyn and I were saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I was always grateful for the sincere guidance Jim provided over the many years of our association.
Our hearts go out to you and your family at this difficult time
George Pitman
September 14, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to you Marion as well as all the family members. We were truly saddened to learn of Jim's passing. Jim's contributions to the electrical industry will be remembered by all and those of us who had the pleasure of knowing Jim will sincerely miss him
Don and Janice Riches
September 13, 2009
My deepest sympathy for your loss. Mr. Sinneave was a true gentleman, something very rare today. He will be greatly missed.
Lynn Virag
September 12, 2009
Dear Marion and Family:
So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. He was a true leader and an icon in our electrical industry. He will be truly missed by many for his friendship and thoughtfulness.
Please accept our deepest condolences and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill & Linda Smith
September 11, 2009
Dear Marion and Family:
My father and I at LONGTEST Inc. are saddened by the death of Mr. Sinneave. You have our most sincere sympathy.
Mr. Sinneave was a real community leader and served as an example to all of us. His work within the Electrical Industry will long be remembered.
It was a privilege to have known him, and we will never forget his thoughtfulness and kindness.
With great personal sorrow, we ask to share your loss to extend our heartfelt sympathy.
Sincerely,
Louise & A.Come Leveille
September 11, 2009
Dear Marion,
I don't have to tell you how great your husband was, you already know.
No matter how larger than life he became in the industry, he never forgot his humble beginnings and took the time to help encourage others.
He will be missed by many.
My Condolences to you and your family.
Jim Kirby
September 11, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Matt Rutherford
September 11, 2009
Marion and Family,

There are many good men in life, but very few exceptional - Jim was an exceptional human being. I have had the privilege of working with Jim outside of EECOL. I am a very lucky person. I will miss his friendship and presence so I cannot being to imagine the loss that you must feel. I wish I could help.
Peter Bracken
September 11, 2009
Dear Marion and Family,

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
Jim was truly a great man,and we will miss him dearly.
Michael MacDonald
September 11, 2009
Marion and Family:
We were very saddened to hear of Jim's passing. He was a true gentleman who always had a bright word to say to people to make you feel comfortable. Always respected. Please accept our deepest symapathy and know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dave, Linda, Mackenzie & Michael Leslie
September 11, 2009
Our deepest condolences to the Sinneave family,
Jim Sinneave was an inspiration to all who were blessed to know him - he showed true leadership in everything he was passionate about and will be greatly missed.
Eddy Group Limited
Robyn Eddy
September 10, 2009
Our sincerest condolences to all of Jim's family. He was a great supporter of our kids and families during our annual Radiothons at the Alberta Children's Hospital. His legacy of giving lives on through his example to others in his company and the community.
Patty Bambrick
September 10, 2009
Connie and I would like to extend our condolences to Marion and the family. Jim was very gracious on + off the field of business and you both always took the time to make us feel included. He did not bad for a kid from Regina! We are sorry for your loss.
Richard and Connie McDonald
September 10, 2009
Dear Marion and Family,

It was with a great sense of loss that we heard of Jim's passing.

We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy and our hearts are truly saddened.

Jim was a wonderful man and we know that his passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him.

Jim will always remain in our hearts, and we have included Jim and you in our prayers. May God give you strenght.
Genevieve & Wilf Dykstra
September 10, 2009
September 10, 2009

To Marion and Family,

There are no words to properly express our sincere regrets at your loss. Jim was a dear friend and will always be remembered for his strength of character, strongly held convictions and compassion for others less fortunate. We will surely miss our dear friend, may he rest in peace.

Michael and Kathleen Kenney
Mississauga, Ontario
September 10, 2009

Marion and Family
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about Jims death. We are here to support you in your grieving process. With sincere sympathy,
Bill and Debby Williams
Bill Williams
September 10, 2009
Marion,
My sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss. I knew Jim for many years and always enjoyed our conversations and golf. His spirit of compassion for those less fortunate was truly amazing and I have been quite touched by his giving nature.

Brett Elliott Coquitlam BC
September 10, 2009
Marion, Deb, Rob , Rick and Family.
My sincere condolences to all of the family. I always enjoyed dealing with Jim. His love of family and his generosity were pillars to his character. He is fondly remembered.
Steve Dyck
September 10, 2009
Dear Marion September 10/09
We were so sorry to hear about Jim,s death. All I can think of
is the great times we had Jim Red Pitt and myself there are alot of memories too Waskiesu where Jim treated us like Kings. Jim is an Icon and will be remembered by me as tough but fair and a great friend
Sue & I send you and your family our kindest wishes at this time
Sue and Jack Perry
Sue& Jack Perry
September 9, 2009
To Marion and family
So very sorry to hear of Jim's passing...he will be deeply missed.
I remember all the wonderful times he and my Tom spent together. He was a very special friend to Tom. Boy!!!...they knew how to have a good time!!!
My thoughts are wilh you all at this sad time. Sincerely, Cynthia Torokvei
September 9, 2009
My sincere condolences to all of Jim's family. He was a great supporter of children in need and a friend to our Hungry for Change efforts.
He will be missed by all.
Wayne Donaldson
September 9, 2009
My deepest sympathy on the passing of Jim. He was a great mentor to myself in both my personal and business life. He will be greatly missed.
Tom McWilliam
September 9, 2009
Dear Marion:

It is with great sadness that I learned of Jim's passing - my sincere sympathy to you and all your family. He will be truly missed by everyone.

Linda Goltz
Linda Goltz
September 9, 2009
Marion my deepest sympathy to you and your family. We shared some great memories in our younger days.
Dave Thompson
September 9, 2009
My sincere condolences to all of Jim's family, he was a true gentleman. I recall a very enjoyable dinner we had in Calgary some years ago, having been introduced through Peter Bracken from Toronto.
Thinking of you in your time of loss.
Brian Findlay (Victoria B C)
September 9, 2009
Marion:
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a true gentleman and a friend. Please accept our deepest symapathy and know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Tony and Edda Nardei
September 8, 2009
Marion, Rick, Rob & Debbie,
Sending my sympathy and prayers and letting you know my heart goes out to you in this time of sadness.
With Deepest Sympathy.
Susan Thompson
September 8, 2009
Jim will be missed. He was a friendly and determined person, always with a positive attitude and humor. When we first met, he called me "young fella", me being 44. Jim will be never forgotten, and his spirit still inspires the entire industry. My feelings are with the family.
andreas sobotta
September 8, 2009
My deepest and sincere sympathy to the Sinneave Family.
David Schooley
September 8, 2009
Dear Marion
Our sincere condolences to you and your family on Jim's passing.
Jim was one of those rare individuals, who's accomplishments and contributions to the electrical industry commanded special respect.
Thank you so much for the great times and friendship you and Jim showed us over the years.
We will miss him,
Marg & Ray Cowan
September 8, 2009
my condolences to the family of a great man .god bless you and your family.
serge appleby
September 8, 2009
Marion, family & friends, my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Here is to celebrating a life well lived. Jim was full of energy and passionate about the electrical industry and life. He has left us with a great example in so many ways, he will surely be missed.
Hazel Rempel
September 8, 2009
Jim was one of a kind.
He will be sadly missed but not forgotten.
My condolences to the family at this time of sorrow.
Joe Nobrega
September 8, 2009
To Marion and Family:
It is with great sadness that I learned today of Jim’s passing. Jim is a man that I will always remember with fondness and admiration – warm and fun loving; a great and tireless contributor to his company and to the electrical industry; larger than life. He will be truly missed.
My most sincere condolences to you, and to Jim’s family and friends for your (and our) loss.
Stewart Linton
Stewart Linton
September 8, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Sinneave family. Jim was highly regarded and respected in the industry. He was a true gentleman who greeted you with a handshake and a heartfelt warmth whenever he met you. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Tim Kennedy - Steve Drummond, Source Atlantic
Tim Kennedy
September 8, 2009
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Caron Hopfner
September 8, 2009
Our thoughts are with Jim's family as we heard the sad news. I can remember so many good times golfing with Jim at the IED meetings. I have never spent any of my winnings, he would be happy to hear that.
Vince & Helen Gatt (Kesco Electric)
Vince & Helen Gatt
September 8, 2009
Jim is a long time giant in the electrical distribution industry and has helped build a reputation for fairness and good business at EECOL.

We, here at Industrial Electric Wire and Cable, send our condolences on to family and friends, as you remember a great man.

David Nestingen
President
David Nestingen
September 8, 2009
Marion, both Ann and I extend our condolences to you and the Sinneave family. Quite simply, Jim was a good man and will be sadly missed by all. We consider it a great privilege to have known him and to witness first hand, all the good things he has done for many, many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Kevin Mallory
September 8, 2009
To Marion & family - We extend our deepest sympathies. Jim will always be remembered as a great friend and business associate, he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. From All your friends at Dixon Electric
Lynn Theberge
September 8, 2009
My sincere condolences to Marion and all of Jim's family and close friends. Jim had such a great hability to make all people confortable around him and as a leader, he was an inspiration all through my career in the electrical industry.
My thoughts are with you all.
René Marineau
September 8, 2009
Our sincere condolences and sympathy go out to the Sinneave family and Jim's many friends. We have lost a true leader.
Steve Fleury and staff
Dixon Electric
North Bay
September 8, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Val Burjaw
September 8, 2009
Marion
Lorraine and I offer our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Jim's friendship and support will be with me forever. He was a remarkable man. I will miss him dearly.
Bruce Diplock
September 8, 2009
Mr. Sinneave was a great man and I had a lot of respect for him. He will be sadly missed. I wish the Sinneave family my condolences at this difficult time
James Grout
September 8, 2009
Jim touched the lives of so very many people, inside and outside of the Electrical Industry.

I will always remember his thoughtfulness, his strength and loyalty and his sense of humour. I'll miss him very much.

My thoughts are with you and your family, Marion.
Bruce Mackay
September 8, 2009
Our deepest sympathies to the Sinneave family in this time of grief. Mr. Sinneave always had a way of making people feel welcomed and appreciated. He made me feel at ease in the Electrical Industry from the beginning and for that I thank him. On behalf of his friends at Leviton, he will be greatly missed.
Julie Marineau
September 8, 2009
Just a short note to the Sinneave family, your Husband/Dad would take the time to speak with the electrical contractors on a one on one bases while at EECOL BBQ's & events. I was always impressed with his humble approach explaining with pride that EECOL was his and he owned it along with fellow employees.
He has a very dedicated team who admired and respected him highly. It wasn't unusual for him to go above and beyond company policy to help out employee's. He did not forget those who got him where he is today.
His non-pretentious disposition and large luminous smile will be sadly missed. Wishing Marion, Debbie and family all the best.
Geoff Embley
September 8, 2009
My sincere condolences to his wife and the Sinneave family. I met Jim once in a I.E.D. convention in Quebec city maybe 16 years ago and I still remember him.

God bless.
Jacques Junior Guerard
September 8, 2009
Marion,
My deepest sympathy to you and the family. Jim's friendship and support has meant a great deal to me over the years and I am going to miss him greatly.Both Cathy and my thoughts are with you at this time.
Bob Snair
September 8, 2009
I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I new Jim when I lived in Calgary and sold products to Eecol. It was always a pleasure to deal with Jim in both business & pleasure. I am sure he will be well received in his new roll in the hear after.
My deeps sympathy to Jim's family.

George Kelly (Kleinburg ON)
George Kelly
September 8, 2009
Jim was a wonderful man. Sincerest sympathies to Jim's family.
Jacques Guerard
September 8, 2009
Our Sincere Condolences to Marion and the Sinneave Family. Our thoughts are with you, Jim will be truly missed.

John & Theresa Osso
John Osso
September 8, 2009
Dear Marion:

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jim....he was always so full of life that its difficult to believe that he is gone. Jim's legacy will remain in the electrical industry as he is respected for his great work and leadership throughout his career. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sincerely,

Carol McGlogan (Cambridge, Ontario)
Carol McGlogan
September 8, 2009
I'm very sorry for your lost,my deepest condolences go out to family and friends
Louis Breton
September 8, 2009
My sincere condolences to the Sinneave family Jim was a great influence and a big part of the electrical distribution community.Many a good times at the EECOL golf tournaments !
God Bless
Robert Foss
September 8, 2009
To the Sinneave Family, please accept our sincerest condolences.

Mr. Sinneave was always very kind to me and I have always been impressed with what he has accomplished and how he has supported Canadian businesses.

We wish you strength in this difficult time. May you always have fond memories.
David Nathaniel
September 8, 2009
Our deepest and sincere condolences to the Sinneave family. Mr.Sinneave was a terrific role model and leader. He always had time to talk to everyone, even if you worked as a shipper. His stories would always be in my memories.
Randy Reid
September 8, 2009
Marion,
Jim was a great friend of my fathers, and a great help to me. I would like you and the family to know that Jim's friendship was valued by many.
Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan
September 8, 2009
Our deepest sympathies go out to Jim's family at this time. The passing of a family member and respected community figure is always a great loss. Our condolences.

Stirling MacLean & Staff
WearWell Garments Ltd.
Stirling MacLean
September 8, 2009
Sincerest sympathy to the Sinneave family. Jim will be missed by family, friends and colleagues in the the electrical industry. Jim was always a gentleman and mentor for those of us in the industry.
Mark Lipton
September 8, 2009
Marion

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Always a smile, instead of a frown,
Always a hand, when one is down,
Always true, thoughtful and kind,
Wonderful memories Jim left behind.

Jim will never be forgotten! A true legend in the Electrical industry.Jim was a man that we respected and admired. He always took time for others, whether it was a helping hand, words of encourgement or a general conversation, he always took the time.

Forever remembered,and Forever missed.

The Partners of
Paul Wolf Lighting & Electric Supply
Leslie Clarke
September 8, 2009
I am truly saddened by this news. We've lost one of the great leaders and characters of our industry. Jim was a true Champion for Canadian Business. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Marion and the Sinneave family.
Steve Lennox
September 8, 2009
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.
Tom Torokvei
September 8, 2009
Our prayers are with you and your family during this time of refelction and condolance. Jim will always be Mr.Sinneave to me, even though on several occassions he told me to call him Jim, I just had that respect for what he has done for the electrical industry and the EECOL organization.
God Bless and may your thoughts remember the best times.
Tim Shein
September 8, 2009
My sincere condolences to Marion and the Sinneave family. Jim was a great mentor and friend, I always enjoyed my time with him, be it at work or at a social event. He certainly will be sadly missed by me. God Bless.
Shane Loughery
September 8, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim will be sadly missed by all in our company. God Bless.
Beghelli Canada Inc.
September 8, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bruce Dean
September 8, 2009
Marion and Family: I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He was a good friend and mentor to me in my capacity as President of Hubbell Canada. We enjoyed many good times together on the golf course and I will miss these outings.My sincere condolences Marion.
Allan Gibbins
September 8, 2009
My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jim,, he will be missed
Bruno R. Ardito
September 8, 2009
Marion Jim was a tremondous person and friend whom I not only looked up to but learned from so much. He will be greatly missed in the Electrical Industry. As well my thoughts & prayers go out to to you and your family.
Keith Winter
September 8, 2009
It is with deepest of sympathy for Marion and family for the loss of a great friend & humanitarian.Jim has
been a force in the Electrical Industry
that will be greatly missed.
We have lost a great friend & mentor but his work will continue for years to come through the prople he has touched through the years.
May the our good Lord see you through this sad time
Franco & Judi Esposito
Franco Esposito
September 8, 2009
September 8/09
Our condolences & sympathies on the passing of Jim to his family. From his friends in the Maritimes.
Paul Eldridge
Bird-Stairs Fredericton, N.B.
Paul Eldridge
September 8, 2009
My thoughts & prayers are with you Marion and all of the Sinneave family. Jim was an icon in the Electrical Industry,and will sadly missed by us all. God Bless you and your family.
Alvin J Sullivan
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