1943 ~ JAMES AUSTIN ~ 2017

Posted: March 7th, 2017


It is with saddened hearts that we announce the death of our beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend, on March 1st, 2017. Jim was born on February 3rd, 1943 and at the time of his passing he had just celebrated his 74th birthday. He left behind his beloved wife of 53 years, Janice; his children, Tamara Anton (Walter), Steven (Amanda) Austin, and Scott (Dawn) Austin; his beloved and adored grandchildren, Austin Anton, Jenna and Jaylyn Austin, and Izabel and Kassidy Austin; his sisters, Jane and Doug Needrum and Karen and Bill Rae; his sisters-in-law, Audrey (Fred) Amman and Ethel Reuer; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families. Jimmy was predeceased by his parents, James and Alice Austin. Jimmy lived almost his entire life in Hilda. After meeting and marrying the love of his life, Janice Joyce Reuer, on March 28th, 1964, they moved around southern Saskatchewan for a couple of years with Patterson Grain and eventually ended up back in Hilda in 1967 running the Patterson elevators for 37 years as a grain buyer. He loved to farm and used what vacation he had from his job to do the farm work. Jimmy also loved to hunt and fish. He had a passion for building and flying RC model airplanes. He enjoyed flying with the MH club and became an instructor. He was so talented that he was invited to fly his planes in the Lethbridge air show. Jimmy loved reading, playing cards and electronic chess. He loved hockey and played for years recreationally. He also played ball with the Hilda Cubs and the old-timers. Jimmy will be truly missed.

Please join the family at the Southside Events Centre, 4 Strachan Court SE, to honor the life of Jimmy Austin on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading James Austin. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to

SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL CREMATORIUM & RECEPTION CENTRE, “The Chapel in the Park” #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 1Z5 (403)528-2599 www.saamis.com inquiry@saamis.com Locally owned and directed CGR Holdings Ltd.

2 Condolences for “1943 ~ JAMES AUSTIN ~ 2017”

  1. Laverne and Rita roth says:

    Thinking of you all in jimmys family. He is at peace and will be ever remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Take care for we care??????

  2. Maureen and Cyril Bender says:

    Our sincere sympathy for your loss of Jimmie, husband, father and grandfather. Your memories will live on.
    Sincerely, Cyril and Maureen Bender

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