December 1920 – November 2013
Jim was born in Bon Accord, Alberta, the youngest of six children, to parents Amie and Clifford McCue. Jim was predeceased by his parents, one brother Arthur and his four sisters – Dora, Ruth, Winnie and Carol. He leaves to mourn his passing Bodil, his wife for 71 years; daughter Gloria (Lorne) Konelsky; two sons Garry (Darlene) and Donald; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In early 1940 Jim joined the R.C.A.F. He was first stationed in Vancouver at the recruiting center. In 1943 he transferred to Aircrew section of the R.C.A.F. He was trained in eastern Canada earning his wings and Pilot Officer stripes as a Bombadier. In early 1945 he arrived at his overseas posting to Bournemouth, England and then to Hereford, England. He arrived home the day the Japanese surrendered. In 1950 we moved from Edmonton to Spirit River where he worked with Tommy Wright in the International Harvester machine business. He was one of the charter members of the Spirit River Kinsmen Club and then K-40. He was also a Past Grand Master of the Masonic Lodge. In 1960 Mr. Wright purchased the Ponoka I.H.C. machine shop and we moved with him to Ponoka. The shop closed in 1967. Twenty business men of Ponoka had built a Fishing Lodge on Great Bear Lake, N.W.T. Jim joined as a partner with this group and for the next 15 years he was the P.R. person and office manager of this business. The Lodge was sold and Jim retired in 1983 but loved working in his yard and garden. A Funeral Service was held on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ponoka Funeral Home followed by a time of fellowship and Interment of Ashes in the Forest Home Cemetery. To express condolences to Jim’s family, please visit www.womboldfuneralhomes.com.
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