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JAMES (JIM) HOLT (published on February 24, 2011)

JAMES (JIM) HOLT Jim passed away peacefully at St. Boniface Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2011 with his family at his side. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Peggy (nee Steggles), daughter Kathy (Don), son Rick (Susan), grandson Mike (Alicia), granddaughter Susan, and great-grandchildren Ava and Evan, sister Anne Brindley, brothers Alan and Ed (Ruth), sisters-in-law Vi Steggles, Edna Anderson and Diane Graff-Bowen, and many nieces and nephews. He will always have a special place in the hearts of all his family. He was predeceased by his father and mother George and Clarice Holt, sister Helen, brother Tom, brothers-in-law Albert and Bob Steggles and Ken Brindley, and brother and sister-in-law John and Liz Giles. Jim was born in Roblin Municipality on April 2, 1932. The family later lived in the Woodlands area. As a young man he was employed by Stonewall Motors. Jim and Peggy were married in 1954, and lived in Stonewall until 1965. Children Kathy and Rick arrived during this time. In Winnipeg, Jim was employed by Henderson Power Equipment and later with the Department of Highways. In 1983, they moved to Selkirk. When Jim retired in 1993, he began his volunteer career with the Gordon Howard Senior Centre (GHSC). He enjoyed baseball, ice curling, hunting, 10-pin bowling, golfing, floor curling and playing cards. Jim's motto was We were all put on this earth to help one another . He served as president of the Kinsmen Club of Stonewall, was a Board member of the GHSC, and drove for CancerCare and GHSC for 18 years. He always took the time to help anyone that was in need, whether it be assisting with home repairs, shoveling others' walks or driving someone to the airport. He always went that extra mile. His love of life, his caring nature and his sense of fun endeared him to everyone who knew him. Many thanks to the staff of St. Boniface MICU for their care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at Gilbart Funeral Chapel, 309 Eveline St., Selkirk, Manitoba on Friday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gordon Howard Centre, 384 Eveline St., Selkirk, MB or to CancerCare Manitoba. Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk in care of arrangements.

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