James Fredrick Lavers


It is with sadness that the family of James (“Jim”) Lavers announce his passing in Leduc, Alberta on June 23, 2015 at the age of 86 years.

Jim spent thirty-seven years as a teacher, administrator, counsellor and subject/curriculum leader. He taught, and gave seminars, before and after teaching throughout Alberta, and from Yellowknife to Phoenix.

Professionally, he completed a B.Ed., B.A. (Credits), M.Ed., plus Post Graduate credits, all by evening and summer school. He was also active as a leader/mentor in forty different professional, church, community, recreation and political organizations.

Jim has four sons, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, most in the Edmonton area.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Westwood Unitarian Congregation, 11135 – 65 Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society (designated as Lung or Prostate), 200 – 325 Manning Road NE, Calgary, AB T2E 9Z9.

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Egbert H. Krikke

Dear Family,

Jim Lavers was a high school teacher of mine. He went to the trouble of visiting us at home to urge me to get involved in sports. I became the second-worst member of the basketball B team. I am still grateful for his interest and care.

Bert Krikke, MD

Reverend Anne Barker

A Memorial Service – Celebration of Life – will be held at 1pm Saturday September 12th, 2015, for Jim at Westwood Unitarian (11135 – 65th Avenue NW, Edmonton).

All are welcome.

Reverend Anne Barker

Mark Sarnecki

Mr. Lavers was my teacher and principle at Calmar High School in the 1970’s. Although he was a tough, no nonsense man he was also a great, intelligent, and kind person as well. He was extremely good and caring to me and throughout my life I have never forgotten this. I will always remember him with fondness and respect. Rest in peace. You certainly touched my life.
Mark Sarnecki

Stu Orr, President, Riverside Senior Men

Jim was a member of the Riverside Senior Men’s Golf League and he will be missed. Although his golf game left a little to be desired, his score never bothered him and Jim enjoyed the banter and fellowship of/with his fellow golfers. Jim always had a story or many stories to share with us, he often talked about his grandchildren, was well versed in many historical areas, and how he was planning on writing a book. We were fortunate to have Jim as a member of our golf club.

Kim (Martyshuk) Michalsky

We were Neighbor’s with the Lavers for a very Long time , my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time,
Kim (Martyshuk) Michalsky Leduc, AB

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