James (Jim) Lachance

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James (Jim) Lachance of Edmonton, Alberta
1949 – 2016

After a courageous eight-month battle with Leukemia, Jim passed away peacefully with his family by his side, just one day before his 67th birthday. Originally from Montreal, Jim served three years with the Canadian Army in Germany before returning to Canada and ending his service with the Airborne Infantry in Edmonton in 1974. Then, after studying mechanical engineering at NAIT, Jim began a long and successful career in sales.

Jim was the devoted husband of Ginette, his wife of 43 years, the proud father of Danielle (Chris) and Justin (Susan) and the adored grand-papa of Aidan.

He was predeceased by his mother, Maureen, his father, Harold, and his eldest sister, Carol.

Jim is survived by his siblings Joyce, Diane (Luc) and Steve (Gilda) as well as many in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A memorial open house will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Woodvale Facility on the Millwoods Golf Course (4540 50 St.).

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that family and friends donate blood if they are able. Donations in memory of Jim may also be made to the Hematology Unit at the University of Alberta Hospital in recognition of the excellent care he received.

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Nancy Engelking

I knew Jim thru work – a very interesting and knowledgeable man. He loved his family very much, and especially enjoyed showing off the latest pictures of his grandchild. Even though the treatments took their toll, Jim walked into our office not that long ago with the same old swagger, full of stories to tell us. Jim loved life and fought the cancer with a positive attitude and great courage. He will be missed.

– Nancy Engelking (employee of Thomas Skinner)

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