James (Jim) Everett Pushor
October 12, 1925 – August 19, 2011
It is with great sadness that the family of Jim Pushor, announce his passing.
Jim leaves to mourn his six children, Rick Pushor, Dawne (Dick) Fowler, Deb (Ron) Miciak, Rob (Lil) Pushor, Linda Pushor, Laurie (Debbie) Pushor; Mona’s children, Derrald (Gwen) Ulry, Archie (Sheryl) Ulry, and Trevor (Faye) Ulry; seventeen grandchildren and eight step grandchildren; Twenty two great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; As well as numerous relatives and friends. Jim also leaves Jean Harris, his first wife and mother of his children. He was predeceased by his wife, Mona.
Jim was born in Gadsby, Alberta to a CPR station agent, the youngest of five. He was very athletic in school, playing hockey and baseball. Jim enlisted in the army and was in training in New Orleans when the war ended. He returned to Alberta and worked as a dispatcher for the CPR in East Coulee, Medicine Hat and Edmonton. In 1960 he bought the DeBolt Hotel and moved the family north to begin a new adventure. In 1977 the hotel was sold and for a few years they lived and farmed north of DeBolt. In 1980, Jim moved to Pender Island where he built a cedar log home. From there he moved to Logan Lake, then to Lumby and Vernon and finally to Caleb Manor in Edmonton.
The family wishes to thank the kind and caring staff and residents of Caleb Manor for their warmth and compassion.
A Celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Memories Funeral Home, 13403- St. Albert Trail, Edmonton, AB; on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may to made to Caleb Manor, Re: Jim Pushor Memorial Fund, 6411-199 St., Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 6Y4. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.memoriesfuneral.com
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