James Pringle (Jim) Hastie

October 15, 1939 – December 31, 2018
James Pringle (Jim) Hastie born on October 15, 1939 in Forfar, Angus, Scotland passed peacefully at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre on December 31, 2018 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Jim leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 55 years, Jean, his daughter Theresa (Greg) Jones and son Paul (Janelle) Hastie. Also left to mourn are his much loved grandchildren, Caitlin Jones (Ryan Herbach), Tristan (Tessa) Jones, Madison Hastie (Pulkit Arora) and Kiegan Hastie as well as his great-grandchildren Maia, Nathan and Wesley. Jim was predeceased by his parents, his brother David, sister Anne and his brother-in-law John. He is survived by his sister Jean and family, his uncle Neil (Wilma), and his sister-in-law Norma and family in Scotland.

Jim worked as a psychiatric nurse and then as a nursing supervisor at the Centennial Centre (formerly Alberta Hospital Ponoka) for 27 years, prior to his retirement. His quiet strength and wry humor were admired. Jim enjoyed bird-watching, a good walk, and time spent with family.

As per Jim’s wishes, there will be no funeral but rather a family get together for a final goodbye. If friends or family desire, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre as well as Dr. Halse for their care and support.

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