It is with much love and sadness that the family announces the passing of James Lachlan McQuarrie: husband, father, grandpa, uncle and dear friend. He passed away peacefully after a very brief illness at the age of 89 years.
Jim is lovingly remembered by his family, Betty, his bride of 61 years; daughters Jill (Darcy Coutts and family), Lynn, and Janice (Jeff Bury); grandchildren, Daniel and Lauren Bury, along with numerous relatives and friends.
Jim was born and raised in Kamloops, B.C. and spent his working life as railroader. He enjoyed a successful career with the Canadian National Railway followed by a long and happy retirement. Jim loved the outdoors, the lake, his garden, and growing beautiful roses. He enjoyed golfing, curling, wine making, a “wee dram” with friends, and traveling the world.
Jim was a true gentleman – gracious, kind, generous and helpful to others. He was a man of faith who exemplified love, devotion and faithfulness to his wife, family and friends. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy of love. We celebrate a long life well lived!
Please join us for a celebration of his life at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14th at St. Paul’s Anglican Church (10127 – 145 street, Edm, AB)
Memorial donations may be made to Hope Mission, Box 953 Edm, AB T5J 2L8 or a charity of your choice.