Jim Daines

In Loving Memory of JIM W. DAINES - 1935 – 2017 - Mr. Jim Daines passed away peacefully with his family by his side at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on July 29, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Jim was born to Ethel and Snowdon Daines on January 25, 1935 in Innisfail, Alberta. He was the eldest of seven boys. They resided at the Spruces, which is now located at the Innisfail Historical Village. They then moved into a home on the 2a north of Niobe where Jim took his schooling. Jim attended Olds College taking agriculture and went on to use this valued information for managing the family farm. It was soon after that he started pursuing Marilyn Lewis. She realized what a gem she had and they were married on February 19, 1960 at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Innisfail. The Innisfail Auction Market was formed and Jim spent countless hours performing many duties around the Market. He continued managing the family farm until his retirement. He was very interested in politics at a young age and was active in developing the Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta and the Peter Lougheed movement. Jim was also instrumental in numerous provincial and federal campaigns. Jim was an original founding member of the Innisfail Seed Cleaning Plant, Rural Farm Fire Association as well as an Anglicans rectors warden. Jim’s family was so important to him along with watching his family and his crops grow. Jim was a very caring, special and respected man. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving wife of 57 years Marilyn and four sons: Grant, Mark (Shannon), Michael (Tannis) and Jason (Jocelyn), Bonnie and by grandchildren: Jocelyn (Kyle) O’Neill, Wyatt (Kristi), Justin(Calene), Logan (Laryn) Whitney, Brooklyn (Jordan), Rayel, Elle and Cooper and 2 great grandchildren: Emslie and Brigham. He is also survived by five brothers: Jack, Norman, Ivan, Franklin and Danny and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jim was predeceased by his brother Glen. A Funeral Service for the late Jim W. Daines will be held at St. Marks Anglican Church on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #104, for a time of fellowship after the service. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Innisfail Health Care Centre. Heartland Funeral Services Ltd., Innisfail entrusted with arrangements. 403-227-0006. www.heartlandfuneralservices.com