MAJOR: Robert "Jim" James age 69 of Simmie, SK passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020. The memorial mass service was held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2020 from Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Msgr. Reymundo Asis officiating. The eulogy was read by Bart Abrahamson, the readers were Andrew and David Young, a poem was read by his grandchildren, the offering of the gifts was presented by Mackenzie Reiger Armstrong, Olivia and Katlin Keslick, and the urn bearers were Terry and Albert Major. Jim is survived by his wife Bonnie; his sons Nathan of Simmie, Jeremy (Kama) of Irvine, AB and Cale (Melody) of Swift Current, SK; his grandchildren Mckenzie, Morgan and Mikayla of Irvine, AB; his mother Hazel Major of Maple Creek, SK; brothers Albert (Gail) of Regina, SK and Terry of Maple Creek; and sisters Debra (Dwayne) Ash of Glentworth, SK and Rosemary (David) Young of Simmie. He is predeceased by his father Laurier Major and his grandparents Anatole and Rose Major and Bill and Mary Ross. Jim was born in Tisdale, SK. He attended five different schools in grade one as his dad was a CPR agent. They ended up in Glentworth, SK where his dad went farming and Jim's love of the land grew. Jim loved playing hockey, curling and baseball in his younger years. He graduated from grade 12; went on to Notre Dame College and the U of R. His goal was to be a history teacher, but he decided to move to Trail, BC where he worked for two years at Cominco. The prairies was home so he moved back and started with Sask. Wheat Pool where he worked for 28 years. Moving from station to station he worked his way up the ladder to area manager. During his stay in Midale, SK is where he met and married Bonita and their first son Nathan was born; Jeremy was born in Assiniboia and Cale in Outlook. He was an organizer, delegator, and big into "spread sheets". This was put to the test at the Great Sandhills Terminal for 13 years. Some of his greatest accomplishments while there was the purchase of the rail line and the port terminal in Vancouver, BC. He was proud that with the help of his staff - they took the terminal from bankruptcy to being an Independent Farmer Owned Terminal. He was a member of the Lion's Club. Upon retirement - Bonnie and Jim built their dream "cabin" at the lake where family and friends were always welcome. He enjoyed their many fishing trips to Tobin Lake, or out the back door; hunting, gardening, watching the Blue Jays; and raising and releasing pheasants. He was a huge presence in any room with a booming laugh. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Swift Current Wildlife Federation c/o Clark Shultz P.O. Box 1144 Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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Swift Current Wildlife Federation
c/o Bernadette Shultz P.O. Box 1144, Swift Current SK S9H 3X3