March 10, 1919 – May 29, 2015
Jim was born in Delia, Alberta in 1919 to Ruby and Arnold Golley. The family eventually settled in the Tees area where he continued to farm into his 90’s. He was one of the original importers of Charlais cattle in Canada. After losing his first wife Winnie to cancer in 1962, he raised his young boys with the help of his aging mom. In 1970 Jim met a sweet gal from Jackfish Lake, Saskatchewan, Terry Gagne. They celebrated 45 years of adventure in December 2014. Grandpa Jim will be remembered for the miniature machinery he invented and displayed at parades in Alberta and his winter home of Yuma, Arizona for 35 years. Jim was a dedicated husband, dad, grandpa and a devout member of the St. Augustine Parish in Ponoka. Rest in peace – Grandpa Jim / General Manager. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 45 years, Terry; his two sons Scott (Vera) and Dean (Betty); his seven grandchildren Angie (Sheldon Henke), Jamie (Terry Hoffman), Beckie (James Turnbull), Stephanie (Matthew Stafford), Kent Golley, Erin (Tyrell Kochanski), and Megan (Richard Cox); and five great-grandchildren Mikayla Hoffman, Mackenzie Hoffman, Reagan Cox, Olivia Stafford, and Everett Kochanski; sister Helen (Lloyd Rue) and sister-in-laws Bernie Dick and Emma Hamel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Jim was predeceased by his parents Arnold and Ruby Golley; his first wife Winnifred Humble; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Estelle and Elie Esquirol, Alice and Eugene Baillargeon, Len Gagne, Omer Gagne, Phillippe Gagne, Victor and Aline Gagne, and Doug Dick. A Prayer Vigil will be held at Ponoka Funeral Home on Monday, June 1 and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. The Interment Service will follow at the Earlville-Rutherford Cemetery. Memorial donations are gratefully accepted to the Ponoka Wheelchair Van Society or any charity of your choice. To express condolences to Jim’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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