James Allan SAPARA
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SAPARA, James "Jim" Allan
July 16, 1938 – October 15, 2015
Jim passed away at his second home in San Tan Valley, Arizona. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten by wife, Alice; children, James, Alanna (Doug), Gaiana (Grant), Mary-Jane (Brian), Joel, and Linda; 9 grandchildren, Alysha, Justin, Dax, Tori, Jocelyn, Reo, Michael, Joshua, Jared, as well as nieces, nephews, cherished friends and his beloved friend Chewie. Predeceased by his sons Ken and Michael.
In memory of Jim there will be a celebration of his life on Friday October 23, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Connelly-McKinley Funeral Home, 10011-114 Street, Edmonton, AB.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute. C/O University of Alberta Hospital Foundation, 1H1.91 WMC 8440 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 9Z9.




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Published in Edmonton Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 22, 2015.
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October 14, 2016
I a man so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He will be missed
Shelley Bosse
March 8, 2016
Dear Alanna,
I have just recently found that your father has passed away. I am so very sorry, as I know how much you loved him. Thank God for memories. I have you in my thoughts and prayers. My sympathy goes to you and your family.
Fran Miller
Fran Miller
October 26, 2015
I love you so much Papa. You will be terribly missed, but how lucky are we to have loved someone so much that it makes saying goodbye so hard
Jocelyn Brooker
October 24, 2015
Thank yout to whoever edited out my misplaced words. Jim and I had a unique relationship and I was trying for humor. He would have understood but I layed awake last night thinking that to most it would just be inappropriate .
Brad Remin
October 23, 2015
Im standing in front of my computer wondering if Im ready to tell you all what I really thought of Jim Sapara. Then wouldn't you know it, Jims Voice pops into my head "Brad Do It Now". How many times did I hear that. He almost fired me more than once because I refused.
But he didn't.
Jim and I worked together for more than 12 years and through that experience he gave me some of the values, virtues and friends that I hole dear. I just gave him grey hairs. What Jim gave me the most was the freedom to create and learn. Unforgetable experience that transformed my life. Working for Jim gave me many of the people I hold dear to my heart. Jim gave me crap a lot, sometimes he was right. Jim gave me money when I needed it. That was hard to do, but he made it easy. Jim gave me advice when I didn't need it, so I thought. Jim gave me responsability and accountability. The accountability was usually the harder part. Jim helped shape my caracter, I disliked him so much so many times when now I would thank him. Jim gave me a fishing trip to the North West Territories. With Mike and James, Awesome.. Jim gave me an unforgetable trip to Poland. I got within 25 km of where my Grandmother was born. Incredible.
Jim gave me crap a lot. LOL
Jim introduced me to his brothers. Top notch.
You'll notice I've used the words "He gave me" more than a few times. I'm sure many of you reading this have also talked about Jim starting the same way.
Jim Sapara gave so many of us a whole lot and all he really wanted in return was to see us grow.
I will always remember You Jim.
Brad Remin
October 23, 2015
We appreciated knowing Jim. Jim was a very friendly generous person
Gerald and Gail Toop
October 23, 2015
Our deepest condolences to the Sapara family. Jim was the most impressive, kind and generous man that I ever had the pleasure to work for. The industry will never be the same without him.
Dave & Dana Stewart
Dave Stewart
October 23, 2015
Uncle Jim, You will be Greatly Missed, Forever Loved and Always in Our Hearts....!
To our Family that we LOVE so much, please know that "We Feel Your Heart Pain"!
LOVE You ALL...!
Michelle, Randy, Curtis, Shauna Abdai
Marie & Bruce Sapara
Michelle Abdai
October 22, 2015
Thinking of each one of you in your time of sorrow
Dear Mary-Jane,Brian,Justin and Family,
We are very sorry to hear about your dad. Dennis always looked up to him.May you feel comfort in the wonderful memories that are yours forever as you begin your grieving. You will be in our thoughts during this sad time. Doug and Lorraine
Lorraine Windrem
October 22, 2015
Our sincere sympathy to you Alice and the family--May the memories you have, always bring a smile to your face --what you have once loved, death cannot take away.
Tommy & Marian Weselak
October 22, 2015
Mary-Jane and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope you are able to find some comfort in your cherished memories.
Michelle Marchand
October 21, 2015
many memories filled my mind when I heard this sad news.
My thoughts and prayers to you all
Gayle StevensGuille (MacDonald)
October 21, 2015
Gaiana, thinking of you in your time of sorrow. May you hold dear in your heart your treasured memories. My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Will be in touch.
Irene Kurzitza
October 21, 2015
Gaiana, thinking of you in your time of sorrow. May you hold dear in your heart your treasured memories. My deepest sympathy to your whole family. Will be in touch.
Irene Kurzitza
October 21, 2015
My profound sympathy to the family. I recall "the old days" with the kids at Spruce Grove Comp! May God hold all of you in His loving arms of comfort.
Dave Tjart
October 21, 2015
Jim, you were one of a kind! You will always be remembered.
May you rest in peace and sing with the angels.
Sincere sympathy to Alice & Family.
Kathy Watts
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Kathy Watts
October 21, 2015
My heart goes out to the Sapara family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Susie Flint
October 20, 2015
we wish to express our sincere condolences to Jim's family. Jim was innovative and dedicated to the industry he was involved in. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for our business and personal relationship.

Del Huchulak and family
October 20, 2015
We wish to express our sincere condolences to Jim's family. Jim was innovative and dedicated to the industry he was involved in. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for our business and personal relationship.
Del Huchulak and family
October 20, 2015
My condolences go out to you Alice and all of the Sapara family. My thoughts are with you all.


Ray and Shelley Bosse
Shelley Bosse
October 20, 2015
Alice, We are so deeply saddened by your loss. We feel so honoured to have special memories of time spent with you & Jim. Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Always here for you, with our love, John & Donna.
John& Donna Hogg
October 20, 2015
Heartfelt sympathies to the entire Sapara family.
With love,
Tess
October 20, 2015
An understanding heart,
An intelligent mind,
I will miss my mentor...Jim
You where one of a kind
Thank You for all you taught me
Rob Taylor
October 20, 2015
very sorry to hear of James passing, My thoughts and prayers to the family
Archie Novak
October 20, 2015
Mary-Jane and Family, Thinking of you! Wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your Dad. May the love of family and friends surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Love and Hugs! Gloria & Ron Stroyek
Gloria Stroyek
October 20, 2015
Dear Alice & family,
So sorry for your loss.We had a wonderful visit with you & Jim in Edmonton.His memory will be embedded in our hearts for ever.Our prayers are with you and the family
Bill,Diana Pozniak & family
October 20, 2015
My precious, precious Father ... I am at a loss for words ... only a deep aching in my heart. Oh how I miss you Dad. I love you SO SO SO much.
Alanna
October 20, 2015
Jim was always special over the past 35 years at Paull Travel...and we will really miss him. Hugs to the family and especially you Alice.
lesley paull
October 20, 2015
Alice and Family - The most beautiful people are those who have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. We are so sorry for your loss, and truly offer any help that you may need. Our prayers are with you.
John, Debbie MacNutt and Family.
October 20, 2015
My most sincere condolences are extended to Alice & family at this sad time. Jim was an exceptional person who made his way in life to which others may aspire.
lindsay ruhr
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