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JAMES MICHEAL MCLEOD (published on January 17, 2009)



JAMES MICHEAL MCLEOD It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of James Micheal McLeod at the Health Sciences Centre on January 13, 2009 at the age of 47 years. Jim was predeceased by his father Stewart James McLeod. Jim leaves to mourn his wife Judite; children, Carina, Johnathon, Laurana. His mother Joan; brother John (Judy); sister Tammy (Don); niece Sam; and nephews, Mik, Qaum, Michael and Morgan. Also mother-in-law Relinda, brother-in-law Baldwin and many cousins, uncles and aunts, the Balagus, Smith, Gonçalves, Governo and Gomes families, and friends. Jim was born in Calgary, AB, and grew up in Surrey, BC. His family moved to Winnipeg in 1981, where he took Graphic Arts at RRCC. He later decided to follow in his father and grand-father's footsteps and completed the Journeyman Carpenter's Certificate at RRCC. He worked for various construction companies until he found his niche at Health Sciences Centre. Jim took pride in his work and it showed. He followed up on his work to ensure all staff were satisfied. Jim was a Second World War history buff. Reading countless history books, watching many documentaries, and taking great pride in any opportunity to talk with world war veterans. With this he enjoyed many hours with his dear ASL/CASLA friends battling it out on their game boards. Astronomy gave him the opportunity to gaze at the beautiful starlit sky. Spending hours identifying the Orion Nebula and his drive to learn from amateur to expert in a few short months. He shared this passion with his son and they enjoyed attending their monthly meetings at the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada at the University of Manitoba, bursting with pride when Johnathon first presented the 10 points about Saturn to the audience. Country living made Jim realize he had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening, sharing all the bounty with family, friends and staff at work, planting a purple garden patch for Carina and Laurana helping water her specially planted petunias. Johnathon, Laurana and Daddy enjoyed learning archery together, with the boys hunting for deer and coming home with their stories of success. Jim enjoyed cross country skiing and cycling with the family at Bird's Hill, enjoying the outdoors at every possible opportunity. Music was a common bond with Carina, they both enjoyed listening to Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osborne and Metallica. But diverse Jim also enjoyed his wife's type of music, Classical and Jazz. Jim enjoyed meeting people and working with all the great staff at Health Sciences Centre and getting to know everyone. Sharing his sharp wit and dry sense of humour with those who would get it and smile at those who would not. He was a people person. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 17 at Immaculate Conception Church, 181 Austin Street N. with Reverend Father José Eduardo Medeiros, celebrant. Rite of Committal will follow at Assumption Cemetery. Hope is not the conviction That something will turn out well, But the certainty that something makes sense, Regardless of how it turns out. VACLAV HAVEL If you do not hope, You will not find what lies beyond your hopes. CLEMENT ALEXANDRIA Jim, Daddy, we hope you are now resting in peace. 843 Sherbrook Street, 774-7474 Condolences: www.bardal.ca


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