James Gordon

Date de décès:
vendredi 5 janvier 2018

The Calgary Herald, AB

James Gordon (Jim) Phipps, age 62, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, in his home at Cochrane, Alberta, after a three-year struggle with an aggressive form of cancer. Jim was born on May 23, 1955, in Ottawa, Ontario, to Welland Wilfred Phipps and Frances (Coolin) Phipps. One of eight children, Jim lived an adventurous life and grew up in the North where his father was a well-known Arctic pilot. Among his many accomplishments, Jim was a master commercial diver and a proficient sailor. Jim inherited Whiskey Papa, his father's 50 foot boat, which he lovingly restored. In his later years, Jim worked as a high-end finishing carpenter and site supervisor. He was a talented craftsman, who always strove for the highest quality. Jim loved the outdoors and engaged in many sports such as paragliding, paddling, and skiing. He will be remembered for his enthusiasm for life, sardonic sense of humor, bravery in the face of an aggressive disease, and dedication to his pets, friends and family. Jim was predeceased by his parents, as well as by his two brothers, Bob and David. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Leslie Johnson, and by his sisters Janet (Russ Kilroy) Cassidy; Deborah (Robin) Stevenson; Brenda (Paul Rancourt) Phipps; Wendy Read, and Terri (Shawn) Lucier; and by his many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Best Western Village Park Inn, 1804 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta. Special thanks to the staff at Tom Baker Cancer Centre, who made heroic medical efforts to save Jim's life and to the Cochrane Home Care team who helped him live his last days in comfort. Condolences may be left at ph: 403-932-1039. Funeral Home Cochrane Country Funeral Home #6, 402 Railway Street West Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6 (403) 932-1039 Published in The Calgary Herald on Jan. 10, 2018

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