James Sargent

Date de décès:
mardi 13 mars 2018

The Calgary Herald, AB

Porter, James Sargent February 2, 1920 - Weyburn, Saskatchewan March 13, 2018 - Calgary, Alberta James S. (Jim) Porter of Calgary, AB, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at age 98. Jim was born and raised in Weyburn, SK, oldest son of John and Blanche McNett Porter. He graduated from Weyburn Collegiate Institute and attained his Bachelor of Science in Geology and Animal Husbandry from Iowa State University. He was a captain in the US Army 96th Infantry division from 1943 to 1946 in Philippines and Okinawa. He returned to Weyburn where he lovingly raised a family with his wife Jean, and managed Prairie Agencies with his brother. In 1972 they moved to Calgary. Jim enjoyed family trips, reunions, and later, world travel. He held leadership positions at Knox Presbyterian (Weyburn) and Grace Presbyterian (Calgary), Rotary club in Weyburn and Calgary South, SK Arts Council, SK Library Association, and Masons. Jim is survived and sorely missed by his children, Janet Johnson (David), Katherine Porter, and Robert Porter (Pamela); grandchildren, Katherine Glading (Ethan), Christopher Parker (Jessica), Karen Johnson (Steve Ewald), David Parker (Katie), Casey Johnson (Ross Vandergrift), Cecilia Porter (Chris Lundy), and Andrew Porter; and great-grandchildren, Claire Parker, Albert Glading, Elizabeth Glading, Will Parker, Evan Parker, Brodrick Parker, and Brinley Parker. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 70 years, Jean Bitterman Porter, his brother Charles Porter, and his step-brother Walter Comer. The family would like to thank the 'angels' at Granddaughters Personal Care for Seniors who cared for both Jean and Jim beyond all expectations for the past four years. A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church (Calgary) on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. A Memorial Gathering will be held at Weyburn Public Library, Friday, September 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Grace Presbyterian Church (1009 15th Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0S5) or Weyburn Public Library (45 Bison Ave, Weyburn, SK S4H 0H9), or Internet for Humanity (Box 52020, Beacon RPO, Sidney, BC, V8L 5V9), or to the charity of your choice. In living memory of Jim, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park. Funeral Home McInnis & Holloway Funeral Home - Calgary 5008 Elbow Drive Southwest Calgary, AB T2S 2L5 (403) 243-8200 Published in The Calgary Herald on Mar. 22, 2018

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