Jim attended school in Versailles and Wymark, Sask., where he enjoyed hockey, softball and football. From childhood, he loved caring for livestock. Jim earned an interprovincial auto body certificate in Moose Jaw, Sask., and owned a body shop in Herbert, Sask., 1969–71. After settling in Neville, Sask, in 1976, he farmed and built a successful auto body business, known for attention to detail and personal service. Jim enjoyed fishing with his brother Ed. He pursued his passion, farming, until his hospitalization in March 2014. Jim’s most precious treasure was his daughters and grandchildren. He made memories with them playing cards, baseball and dolls together. He ended every visit, call or note with “I love you.” A man of strong faith, in his last days, Jim was comforted by prayer.