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MORRIS, James Howard
September 27, 1953 - January 8, 2013
After running a long hard race with brain cancer, Jim crossed the finish line on January 8, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Jim was a well respected member of the Calgary Police Service. He received numerous awards and accolades over his thirty-four years of service; including the Queen's Jubilee medal. For many years he was an avid member of the running community; running many marathons, ultra marathons as well as directing and timing a number of high profile events throughout his running career. He was the much loved husband and best friend to Terry and will be greatly missed by his daughter Casey (Bryce) and his son Clinton (Grant); he was Grampa Jim to Logan, Faith and Dylan. He is also survived by his parents Marion and Norman Morris; brother Ken (Laurin) Morris; sister Deb Morris; nieces and nephews Jessica Crook, Tricia Morris and Andrew Morris; beloved dogs Loki, Joey, Taz and Sasha; and his horses too. Jim was predeceased by his best pal Boomer. A Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at the Calgary Police Service Chapel (5111 - 47 Street N.E., Calgary AB) on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada at No. 301 - 620 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 3R9 or at www.braintumour.ca. Thanks to Dr. J. Esau, Dr. Tsang, Dr. Tadros and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Center with a very special thanks to nurse Jenna Halgreud for her exceptional care and compassion. In living memory of Jim Morris, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane.

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Published in Calgary Herald from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2013.
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November 7, 2020
Miss you this time every year.
February 4, 2013
My deepest sympathies Terry. I'm so sorry about your great loss. Jim was great person to be around and always a joy to run with him and Boomer. Regards, Danny
Danny Beaman
January 26, 2013
My sympathies to Terry and the family. Jim was a good neighbor and friend and will be missed.
Earl Rubin
January 24, 2013
My sympathies and prayers go out to Terry and family. I always enjoyed seeing Jim at the Saturday morning runs. He was always a great guy to be around.
Gerald Romme
January 23, 2013
Deepest sympathies Terry and family. He was such a great man. We all had such a good time training together at the TECH shop and Running Room. My thoughts and prayers are with you Terry.
Michelle Ball
January 15, 2013
My deepest sympathies Terry. I have many good running memories of you and Jim. He was a great friend, and was important to the running community. He will be missed. Sorry I missed the service.
Rob Schuler
January 13, 2013
Marilyn and I were much saddened to hear of Jim's passing. We are sorry we could not be at the service for Jim yesterday but we are travelling down south. Although we had not seen much of you folks in recent years, we have great memories of Jim, Boomer and you in our racing days. We remember trips to Victoria and Kananaskis, and especially Jim's great enthusiasm for running, as well as all the contributions made to the running community.

We hope all goes well for you, and your family. Take care, Marilyn and Ted
Ted Sawford
January 13, 2013
My sympathy goes to all that hold Jim in their heart. Jim was a good person who gave unselfishly. We will miss Jim, but will also cherish the fond memories of what he shared with us. I am comforted to think Jim will be with his good friend Boomer and all he loved gone before him. Rest in peace my friend. I look forward to the days when we can run with joy together again.
David Dingman
January 13, 2013
Mrs. Morris, Clint and Casey
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. I'm very sorry to hear about Mr. Morris. I have a few very fond memories of Mr. Morris from being friends with Clint.
Selina Chisholm (Doucet)
January 12, 2013
Deepest sympathy. We have many good memories of Jim. So sorry to have missed the service, as we were out of town. Our thoughts are with you and your family Terry.
Jean & Lonnie Hankel-Matsuno
January 12, 2013
Terry. Our condolences.

Don James
January 12, 2013
I knew Jim as a police officer. He was a great one. he was smart, dedicated and dogged. and he was more: once you gained his trust, he was a caring and loyal friend. he is so missed. He loved his life of running, out with with the horses and his dogs.
Shane Parker
January 12, 2013
Terry. I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Cory de Graaff (Ret. CPS)
January 11, 2013
Auntie Marion, Uncle Norm, Terry, Casey, Clinton, Ken, Deb and family,

I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. It had been a long time since I had seen Jim, but my childhood is full of great memories of my cousins at Chestemere Lake! You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Jones Deschamps
January 11, 2013
I will always remember running with Jim and Boomer. His spirit and inspiration will be with us all.
Bob Fyvie
January 11, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My thoughts are with you at this time. I have so many memories of you and Jim (and Boomer). Jim was a wonderful person who was taken too soon. He will be missed.

Jo-Louise Huq
January 11, 2013
Terry, our condolences on the loss of your best friend.
Regards, Ron Doornbos and Lou Barron
Ron Doornbos
January 11, 2013
Dear Terry,

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Pray that the Lord will strengthen your spirit to go through this difficult time and will comfort you and heal you.. May the presence of God be with you..

Kind regards,

Jiji Mathew
January 11, 2013
Terry, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss! Take Care
Diana Choo
January 11, 2013
It is with sadness I read of Jim's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family Terry.

Brian Bruce
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Brian Bruce
January 11, 2013
Dear Teri, Casey, Clint, Marion, Norm, Deb, Ken, Laurion
& family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss and I hold you all are in my heart & thoughts as you work through your grief. I have many fond childhood memories of my much idolized cousin Jim and am so sad that he was taken from us so soon.
Love always, Barb Sontag
January 11, 2013
Aunt Marion, Uncle Norm, Terry & family my thoughts are with you.
Susan Wensrich
January 11, 2013
Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I'm thankful that you had the time together that you did.

My deepest sympathies…..Sue.
Sue Williams
January 11, 2013
Dear Terry,
I am so sorry for your great loss. Jim was a wonderful person. Please remember that he will be with you always.
Pat Konitzky
January 11, 2013
Terry - my heart goes out to you at this time of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley Maki
January 11, 2013
Terry I am sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I know that will be a big void in your heart, your families and in all those friends left behind.

Just thinking of you...
Jeanne Mack
January 11, 2013
May Jim rest in peace and we all cherish our memories of him.
David Guss
January 11, 2013
Dear Terry,

I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing.
Take comfort in knowing Jim will always be with you.

"Death for one ought not mean death for two.
We cannot die of grief unless we will.
Love requires us to love life still,
Lest love be less than life and death are due.
We cannot choose but choose for others, too,
For what we choose does what we are distill,
And open fields with inner sweetness fill,
That those who pass might hope or faith renew.
So may your love for loved ones that remain
Bring you through this season of despair
To some unquiet, sad, but gentle spring.
Emerging from your chrysalis of pain,
May you find a new world blossomed there
With new songs bittersweet that pleasure bring."

Thinking of you.
Jennifer Schaffer
January 10, 2013
Aunt Marion, Uncle Norm, Terry, and family,

We can't imagine the pain you must be experiencing. We wish you peace, comfort, and healing.
Todd and Marilyn Stiles
January 10, 2013
Jim was a dear friend and an excellent athlete I coached at the running room. He always did his best to volunteer when ever he could. Happy trails Jim!
Bruce McKay
January 10, 2013
Terry and family: Auntie Fay & I send our heartfelt condolences along with our hope you all will find some peace in the knowledge Jim's contribution to all the extended family and the citizens of Calgary will linger for a long time....we send you our love.
January 10, 2013
Aunty Marion and Uncle Norm and Terry and Family.. You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.. Take care of eachother!! Lots of Love from Tracey Thiessen
January 10, 2013
Terry: Jim's passing leaves a hole in the Calgary running community and in the hearts of everyone who knew him.

Our family's memories of Jim will always be of the years we helped you & Jim set up the Mother's Day race in McMahon and the Winterstart race in Banff – Jim always loved to be around Brad, especially when he was small – helping with the Winterstart package pick-up is still Emma's favorite part of the race-day. You and Jim always made everything happen from early in the afternoon until late that night.

Also, years and years of Saturday morning runs with the ‘Tech Shop' group come to mind, always followed by coffee and bagels at the Great Canadian Bagel
Ed Bickley
January 10, 2013
Terry, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Deb Huartson
January 10, 2013
Lise Stransky
January 10, 2013
Terry, Marion, Norm and family...
We had hoped and hoped and HOPED and even believed that Jim would defy the odds and beat this. We just ache for you.

Our thoughts are with you as you navigate through this bewildering time of grief.

Lise, Jeff and Emmett Stransky
January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
Hugs with my deepest sympathy
Lucy Rondeau
January 10, 2013
Terry, My sincerest condolences to you and your family. I am truly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Carol Reine
January 10, 2013
Jim, may you guide us through the clouds of heaven. You will be dearly missed.
Alan Lam
January 10, 2013
Terry, Auntie Marion, Uncle Norm, Deb, Ken & Family:

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this very difficult time. Jim was a great cousin and will be missed by many.

Love to all of you,
Jodi L. Platten
January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Michael Wetherup
January 10, 2013
My condolences to the family, Jim was truly one of the good guys and will be missed.
Rob Humeston
January 10, 2013
I've run with Jim lots over the years, he is a shining example of someone that was competitive, but was always there to share a laugh.

Jim gave of himself unselfishly to the community; as a true friend, professionally as a police officer, and in his spare time as a race organizer. I speak for may of his running buddies when I say that we miss him already.

Deepest sympathy to Terry and the rest of the family.
Blair Shunk
January 10, 2013
January 10, 2013
Taken long before your time my friend... See you in the next life brother.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.. Rest Peacefully... Mike McNamara
January 10, 2013
Rest in Peace Jim. You will be missed.
Jim Forde
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